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Hot Rod Power Tour In Chattanooga


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My family and I attended the Hot Rod Power Tour 2013 in Chattanooga on Thursday. I've always wanted to go to one of these stops on the Power Tour. It was a MASSIVE event and we saw a lot of cool cars. There was even an after party/cruise-in at Coker Tire. We attended both events. Here are some pictures of some of my favorites.

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Ben, that '51 Zombie hauler had a 6 cylinder Cummins diesel in there. I spoke with the owner briefly. He said that he had replaced the front end with one from an S-10 pickup and that an 8 cylinder Cummins was too heavy for it. To be quite honest, it was pretty rough. To the point where I would (if you'll pardon the pun) call it a death trap. If that guy can drive that car down the road with no problems, I have great hope for my own.

There were a lot of Buicks representing at both events. I'm sure I missed a few here and there. My favorite thing that happened was an incident with a Nova though. My Dad likes Novas. We were walking around a beautiful hot rod Nova. It was completely decked out, metallic silver with black racing stripes down the center. I went around to look through the drivers window and stepped on something. I looked down to see a set of GM keys. I thought, "Surely this guy didn't drop the keys to this amazing car and then take off somewhere." I picked up the keys and showed my Dad. Right about that time, a guy with a bunch of all access Hot Rod Magazine passes walked by and I asked him what I should do. He looked at me in amazement and said, "Well, let's see if they go to this car." He proceeded to unlock the car and left the keys in the seat. He just laughed and shook his head and said, "This guy is lucky an honest feller' found his keys." I never did meet the owner. Man, I should have at least did a few burnouts before I turned in the keys!! Number one rule at a GIGANTIC car show....DON'T LOSE YOUR KEYS!!!

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I/we have all seen now and then a piece like that wagon, some are very sound under the body, others maybe NOT.

It may be camera angle, or the way the car is sitting on the grass, but it looks like left rear wheel is tilted in at top. Maybe it has independent suspension under the rear????

Some builders get a kick out of making their piece look UNSAFE, that for some is the RAT ROD THEME.

Dale in Indy

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