Plenty of Corvettes Made the Power Tour


Published on June 8 2012 5:23 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Some 3,000 Hot Rods rolled into Mid America Motorworks in Effingham during the Day 4 Official Lunch Stop on the 18th annual Hot Rod Power Tour. Not surprising, more than 130 of those cars at the Tuesday visit were Corvettes.

America’s Sports Car is a regular on the Hot Rod Power Tour, mixed in among Street Rods, Vintage Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Kit Cars, Exotics and more. Highlighted with special parking, it was easy to see just how many Corvettes participate in the tour.

"It’s a no-brainer that enthusiasts are driving their Corvettes on Hot Rod Power Tour,” said Mid America Motorworks founder and Chief Cheerleader, Mike Yager. “Late-model Corvettes are fast, attractive and comfortable. That’s exactly what you want on a 1,700 mile drive!”

The traveling road show converged on the 150-acre Mid America Motorworks campus for a hot lunch and a one-of-a-kind car show. Participants took home souvenirs from their visit, including unique Hot Rod Power Tour bumper stickers, t-shirts and other hobby-related items. This is Mid America Motorworks’ second time welcoming the tour, which voted the aftermarket Corvette and Air-Cooled VW supplier as the favorite lunch stop in 2010.

The June 5 lunch stop fell on the forth leg of the tour, as participants made their way from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to the Gateway International Raceway just east of St. Louis in Madison. The tour kicked off in Detroit, Mich. and wraps seven days later in Arlington, Tex. Hot Rod Magazine, published by SOURCE INTERLINK, organizes the tour and is the world’s largest and most influential automotive performance publication reaching more than 6.4 million people each month.