MOTORTREND ANNOUNCES 2021 DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR HOT ROD POWER TOUR
AND HOT ROD DRAG WEEK: AUGUST 23-27 and SEPTEMBER 12-17.
6,000+ total performance and street cars will roll through the Midwest. Registration and further event details will be available in April 2021.
Mark your calendars! Two of MOTORTREND’s premier annual events are returning in 2021: the world’s largest traveling car show HOT ROD Power Tour (Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 27) and the fastest streetcar competition in America HOT ROD Drag Week (Sunday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 17). Both events combined boast upwards of 6,000 participating vehicles.
“This year we are more excited than ever to host two of our signature annual events in HOT ROD Power Tour and HOT ROD Drag Week,” said HOT ROD’s Editor-in-Chief John McGann. “These events exemplify the core of what we do – and we wouldn’t be able to make it happen without our amazing participants. I am grateful and looking forward to a great year ahead.”
Celebrating 27 years in 2021, the legendary HOT ROD Power Tour Driven by Continental Tire will once again roll through the heartland of hot rod culture as it returns to five cities in the Midwest beginning Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. More than just a traveling car show, HOT ROD Power Tour is widely considered to be the finest high-end hot rod–based automotive tour in the world, bringing together more than 5,000 vehicles. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city while performance car lovers and HOT ROD editors and photographers follow alongside the tour, all cruising through small town America like one big family reunion road trip. Participants can join for one day, two days, or be a HOT ROD Power Tour long hauler and join for all five days.
HOT ROD POWER TOUR 2021 SCHEDULE
- KICKOFF / Day 1:Monday, Aug. 23 – Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
- Day 2:Tuesday, Aug. 24 – Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton, Ohio
- Day 3:Wednesday, Aug. 25 – Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis
- Day 4:Thursday, Aug. 26 – World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis
- Day 5:Friday, Aug. 27 – State Farm Center, Champaign, Ill.
MOTORTREND also announces a return to four classic Midwest tracks for the 17th annual HOT ROD Drag Week presented by Gear Vendors Overdrive, when the “Fastest Street Car in America” will be crowned beginning Sunday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. The world’s toughest competition to find the ultimate street-legal drag car, HOT ROD Drag Week puts competitors to a grueling test over five days of action-packed drag racing, requiring racers to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city, upward of 1,000 miles, while securing the quickest possible elapsed time across the five days. During the competition, drivers provide photographic evidence to prove they have adhered to the prescribed route. Some of the nation’s top racers participate annually, including past champions Tom Bailey and Dave Schroeder.
HOT ROD DRAG WEEK 2021 SCHEDULE
- Registration, Tech Day, and Test ‘n’ Tune: Sunday, Sept. 12 – US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.
- Racing Day 1: Monday, Sept. 13 – US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.
- Racing Day 2: Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
- Racing Day 3: Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis
- Racing Day 4: Thursday, Sept. 16 – Byron Dragway in Byron, Ill.
- Racing Day 5: Friday, Sept. 17 – US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS OVERVIEW
All stops will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.
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