Check Out the Mustangs on the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour
For 21 Years, The Hot Rod Power Tour Has Been The Largest Cross-Country Cruise in the World. We’re Following Along This Year To Show The Huge Amount of Mustangs That Participate
It started way back in 1995 as a handful of gearheads joining the staff of Hot Rod Magazine for a cross-country cruise from Los Angeles to Norwalk, Ohio over 7 days. Back then, the days were long, the crowds were small (but passionate), and the vibe was decidedly chill. Other than the magazine staff, there were 7 cars that went the whole way and became the first group of Long Haulers.
It wasn’t long until the Power Tour changed from a staff-run event with a few hundred cars at any one stop, to a national event-level extravaganza with roughly 20,000 cars participating throughout the week, and over 1,500 cars joining the Long Hauler gang. Fast-forward to 2015 and the Power Tour has seen its largest amount of registrations, making this year’s Tour potentially the biggest and wildest in history. We’ve been to many of the Tours before and witnessed the huge selection of Mustangs on the road, from survivors all the way to full-custom builds, and everything in-between, so it was a no-brainer to attend this year and show Mustang-360.com readers just what the scene is like.
Stay tuned as we kick off our coverage on Saturday with the Tour kickoff on Saturday, June 6 in Madison, WI followed by afternoon/evening stops in Champaign, IL (June 7), Madison, IL (June 8), Memphis, TN (June 9), Birmingham, AL (June 10), Gulfport, MS (June 11), and the final stop in Baton Rouge, LA on June 12. If you’re anywhere near the route, bring your Mustang (or any car really) and join in the fun. If you can’t make it in person, live vicariously through our coverage, and drool at all of the beautiful, road-worthy Mustangs we’ll show you throughout the week.
We'll be doing daily updates throughout the week during the Hot Rod Power Tour, so be sure to check back for the latest!