Thursday, August 19, 2010

AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour Completes Another Round

The AMSOIL Street Rodder Road tour has been underway for months and is now in the final stretch with only two tours remaining for 2010. AMSOIL always looks forward to the regular updates from tour leader Jerry Dixey, who never fails to deliver an unforgettable trip for those join him on the open road.

The Dynamat Road Tour recently wrapped up a week-long trip that took them from Louisville, KY to Bonneville Speed Week in Wendover, UT. Starting at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals event, 35 cars carrying 50 people got acquainted in anticipation of the week ahead of them. The trip took the road tourians to various car shops in support of the road tour, and gave everyone a glimpse of what goes into building the rods they love. They also had a chance to stop at the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee, WI, where they enjoyed a tour of the three-story building. The museum tells the history of Harley-Davidson by means of the innumerable bikes and memorabilia on display there.

While traveling through Minnesota the tour stopped at the small town of Northfield, made famous by outlaw Jesse James, then it was onward to South Dakota. The tour was welcomed by car collector Larry Olson as well as Bowman’s Real Hot Rods shop, where they were given tours of an amazing car collection and the shop that helped create many of them. After leaving, the Road Tourians stopped at the world-famous Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD before heading towards Pierre for another stop at an amazing car collection owned by Don Adams.

After avoiding the crush of people gathered in the Black Hills for the Sturgis rally, the tour arrived in time to see many motorcyclists heading home. Making another stop at Larry Ruth’s Hot Rods of Spearfish, the tour headed towards two of the most famous landmarks of South Dakota: Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Afterwards, a full day of driving awaited them as they drew closer to their final destination, the salt flats of Bonneville, UT. Dixey described driving onto the flats as ‘driving right onto the pages of a magazine’ with the blinding white salt and the mountains floating in the distance. Hot Rods were everywhere, and the tour fit right into the scene, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere as they watched the races. The stop at Bonneville Speed Week was the perfect ending to the weeklong tour, leaving many planning on doing it again next year.

There are still two more tours left in the 2010 AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour, so now is your chance to get your rod out on the open road one more time before summer ends.

The Canadian Classic Cars Canada Tour
September 10 - 19
NSRA Nationals North - Kalamazoo, Michigan
NSRA Northeast Nationals - Burlington, Vermont

The Sherm's Plating Tour
October 9 - 17
Sacramento, CA -Sherm's Plating
The NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion - Bakersfield, CA

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