Monday, July 10, 2023

2023 Hot Rod Power Tour: Day 5

The road goes on forever but... the 1,000-mile, five-city, 2023 Hot Rod Power Tour ends in Bristol, Tennessee. Our 1985 Monte Carlo SS with 80k miles, original paint (worn out clear coat), handled the mountains and curves between Concord, North Carolina and Bristol like a champ. Our traveling crew, including a 1966 Impala All-Wheel-Drive, 2001 Trans Am WS6, and a 1966 GTO, left the final hotel early. We lagged behind knowing we were taking a chance missing out on the metal HRPT Long Haul signs that all Long Haulers earn after completing all five stops. Jody Potter managed driving duties, Jeff Beasley grudgingly edited all five days of video clips from the passenger seat. Only a day-or-so behind schedule. Lol

We followed the official route and navigated winding mountain roads. Unfortunately we arrived at Bristol around 1:30 pm and our parking spot was less than optimal. Beasley and Potter trekked more than a mile to grab a metal sign and wait for the Tremec transmission kit giveaway.

We didn't win the transmission but we did learn:
  • You can live on ham and salami
  • People in air conditioned cars don't mind cutting in line
  •  Car people are nice, friendly, and willing to help one another
  •  Beasley deserves a raise 
  •  Next year will be even better! 

Jody Potter
– Junkyard Life: The Story Beneath the Rust

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