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bradnree
10-20-2008, 12:15 PM
Have you had your Stude. on the Hotrod Power Tour in the past ?

The tour sounds like 7 days of fun and an opportunity to drive your Stude.

You can do one "leg"...one day or any amount of days.

We have not been on the tour, but are considering the '09 tour in a 1948 Stude. pickup street rod.

The route this time may spend a day and evening in SOUTH BEND, to be confirmed later.

You can encourage Hot Rod Magazine by emailing them to include South Bend on the '09 tour. We could have a "Studes. in South Bend" celebration. You can mail them South Bend museum and tourist info. ATTN: Power Tour 2009

The current issue of Hot Rod has a review of the '08 tour.

Original cars are welcome too !!!!!!!

BRAD

stude freak
10-20-2008, 12:59 PM
Our club did the power tour in '05 or '06 when it was in the southern leg .WOW that was so much fun, great cars too.Its like a rolling car show and great prizes.Some members went from Nashville all the way to New Orleans.Even if you dont go on the tour just drop by and see the cars when there at a stoping point along the way.

David Baggett '53 coupe

bradnree
10-20-2008, 01:35 PM
Thanks for your input.............brad
quote:Originally posted by stude freak

Our club did the power tour in '05 or '06 when it was in the southern leg .WOW that was so much fun, great cars too.Its like a rolling car show and great prizes.Some members went from Nashville all the way to New Orleans.Even if you dont go on the tour just drop by and see the cars when there at a stoping point along the way.

David Baggett '53 coupe

bradnree
10-20-2008, 01:35 PM
Thanks for your input.............brad
quote:Originally posted by stude freak

Our club did the power tour in '05 or '06 when it was in the southern leg .WOW that was so much fun, great cars too.Its like a rolling car show and great prizes.Some members went from Nashville all the way to New Orleans.Even if you dont go on the tour just drop by and see the cars when there at a stoping point along the way.

David Baggett '53 coupe

4961Studebaker
10-21-2008, 09:47 AM
Sounds like fun. Do they have a loose itinerary......starting point........ending point?

ChopStu
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sals54
10-21-2008, 09:52 AM
Driving on the Power Tour is on my list. Sometimes timing stinks, though. Still gotta make a living.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

bradnree
10-21-2008, 02:08 PM
You are on your own from point to point.
Here is an internet forum guess on the '09 HRPT: Madison Wi (they always start from where they stopped) to Racine Wi., to South Bend, to Warren Mi., to Columbus Oh., to Somerset Ky., to Bristol Tn. (Nascar) for two days. 100 to 250 miles per day, during daylight, celebration in every town and city along the way with mechanics and backup available.
BRAD
quote:Originally posted by 4961Studebaker

Sounds like fun. Do they have a loose itinerary......starting point........ending point?

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

bradnree
10-21-2008, 02:15 PM
Maybe the SDC national officers; coop-advisors; national board members; and the zone coordinators will discuss the HOT ROD POWER TOUR 2009, South Bend and then contact Hot Rod Magazine.

BRAD

bob40
10-21-2008, 05:11 PM
On my list here.Spent a day with the tour when
it came through Minnesota this year.Not interested
in doing the full trip

DEEPNHOCK
10-21-2008, 07:28 PM
It is very expensive to be a "Long Haul Gang" member.
Motels are coordinated...and expensive.



quote:Originally posted by bob40

On my list here.Spent a day with the tour when
it came through Minnesota this year.Not interested
in doing the full trip

Dick Steinkamp
10-21-2008, 07:41 PM
I did Rod and Custom's Americruise in S2D...from Pomona to Lincoln. Similar to Hot Rod's Power Tour. One of the best car things I have ever done. You won't regret it...I guarantee!

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg

mbstude
10-21-2008, 07:50 PM
Mike Myer did the Power Tour in his souped up Avanti in '07. He had a blast, though the $1000+ gas bill was a little intimidating. But, with an engine such as the one his car has, I'm surprised it wasn't $2000. [:o)]


You can almost make out the decal on the top of the windshield.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Daytona%20Rod%20Run%202007/Daytona_2007179.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

madmike
10-21-2008, 08:46 PM
I was in the 07' tour with this car. Even though it had a twin turbo'd 347 c.i. SBF and tremec 5 speed, I was kinda shunned as the guy w/ the *** car at the "no *** cars allowed picnic". It was still waaay cool. I drove up to Nashville spent the night at the host hotel, and Drove down to Birmingham w/ the "tour" (180 miles).

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4032/pliner0190wb1.jpg
http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/7436/pliner0184cr9.jpg
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Now this time, It'll be a twin turbo'd ford Mod motor'd 53 k w/ 5 speed. (If I can get it done in time) They won't think it's a ricer
This time.[8D]
Don't talk about what you are going to do,... talk about what you have DONE.

bradnree
10-21-2008, 10:07 PM
3,000 cars, 30...100 room motels, on Expedia rooms from $50. and up...7 nights of rooms plus rooms getting to and from the tour, gas for 1,250 miles plus miles getting to and from the tour. You can do one night or several. (Even cheaper if the tour comes your way and you catch a "leg" or two.) Sounds like normal vacation expenses in a Studebaker.

BRAD

DEEPNHOCK
10-22-2008, 06:52 AM
What's in the tank? (Intercooler water?)
Curious mind wants to know...
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by madmike

I was in the 07' tour with this car.
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http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/8402/pliner0185aq0.jpg


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4961Studebaker
10-22-2008, 09:10 AM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

What's in the tank? (Intercooler water?)
Curious mind wants to know...
Jeff[8D]


Now thats probably just gatorade for when the tour doesn't want to stop when your thirsty. [}:)]


Tour looks fun. I was sidelined at home during the Americruise, I had plans to attend in Lincoln. One day I will make a trip similar to americruise or power tour. And definitly a Route 66 trip.
Just bought a Garmin 760 GPS and it has a Route 66 turn by turn map route loaded into it.[:0]

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

madmike
10-22-2008, 06:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

What's in the tank? (Intercooler water?)
Curious mind wants to know...
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by madmike

I was in the 07' tour with this car.
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http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/8402/pliner0185aq0.jpg


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Yes, It was the water reservoir for the air to water intercooler. It took about one full throttle run at 15 psi and the water in that tank was about 150 degrees. It was pumped through on a recirculating circuit. ( I don't have to tell you how pleasant that was to have with you inside the car on a hot summer day)[xx(]

Don't talk about what you are going to do,... talk about what you have DONE.