2024 Hot Rod Power Tour Celebrates 30th Anniversary This June 10-14

For many, it will be surprising that the Hot Rod Power Tour has been around for 30 years; for others, they’ll be surprised that it’s only been 30 years. But sure enough, the world’s biggest traveling car cruise celebrates three decades of touring some of the coolest spots in America.

Kicking off Monday, June 10th and lasting until Friday, June 14th, the Hot Rod Power Tour picks up not exactly where it left off last year – Bristol, Tennessee – due to a scheduling conflict. Instead, the tour will fire off in Holley’s backyard test track: Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

From there, it travels south to the Nashville Superspeedway before doubling back up north to L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium, in Louisville (a first for the tour). The fourth stop is familiar turf for many Mopar lovers: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio – where the Mopar Nationals are held annually.

The final stop is at the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis. This year, Mopar Connection Magazine will be traveling the whole event handing out free stickers and selling T-shirts along the way [we need the gas money! –Ed]. So if you see us in our big blue bomber ’70 Plymouth Fury convertible make sure to say “Hey!”

Here’s the original press release:
LOS ANGELES — Celebrating 30 years in 2024, the legendary HOT ROD Power Tour is gearing up to hit five venues across the Southeast and Midwest this June, including a first-time stop at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio and L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium in Louisville, Ky. As America’s largest traveling car show, more than 6,000 cars and trucks of all years, makes and models will be on display for tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts during this milestone event. The five-city, five-day tour will feature over 1,000 miles of driving, with high-octane events such as drag racing, autocross and live entertainment. Register now at hotrodpowertour.us!

“Anticipation is soaring for HOT ROD Power Tour 2024, marking its remarkable 30th anniversary, and each year just keeps getting better,” said HOT ROD Editor-in-Chief John McGann. “This year’s route is poised to take us on an unforgettable journey with thrilling roads winding through the scenic beauty of our country. The camaraderie, the passion for automobiles, and the sheer joy of the open road—these elements make this event truly special. I’m eager to hit the road once more!”

Launched in 1995 by the HOT ROD magazine staff to personally connect with readers, HOT ROD Power Tour is widely considered to be the finest high-end hot rod–based automotive tour in the world. To date, this popular event for car and truck lovers has visited 37 U.S. states and covers an average of 1,000+ miles each year. 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 join for all five days.


  • KICKOFF / Day 1: Monday, June 10 – Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Day 2: Tuesday, June 11 – Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn.
  • Day 3: Wednesday, June 12 – L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium, Louisville, Ky.
  • Day 4: Thursday, June 13 – National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio
  • Day 5: Friday, June 14 – Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis

This year’s Power Tour marks the start of a new era for HOT ROD, a brand that recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2023 with numerous events and notable moments, including the launch of HOT ROD’s archives in free digital format. Founded in 1948, HOT ROD is the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars. Its media footprint is now part of the MotorTrend Group, which, founded in 1949, is celebrating its own 75th anniversary in 2024. For more information about MotorTrend’s 75th anniversary and upcoming announcements, please visit: https://www.motortrend.com/75th-anniversary/

Registration Information and Spectator Tickets:
All vehicles and spectators must pre-register before arriving at the first venue they attend. Spectators can come out and witness the HOT ROD Power Tour spectacle at no gate admission cost but must register for a free ticket at www.hotrodpowertour.us. Spectator parking is located away from the show grounds and parking charges may apply in some locations. Registration is now open at www.hotrodpowertour.us.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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