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Epilogue
Tosie's Tour


Power Tour 2007
Thursday, May 15
St. Louis, MO to Rock ’n Roll Hardee’s, Springfield, IL

“The Osmonds. . .  on Ice!” Well I guess it’s official; h*ll has finally frozen over.

11:00 am. From this point on our daily drives get shorter. Today’s cruise from St. Louis to Springfield is a mere 99 miles. Great! No more early morning driver’s meetings.

Rod building legend Roy Brizio poses with his 1932 Ford Roadster. Under the hood is a supercharged 351 Ford engine.

John Stehlik’s 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air with a 1995 Corvette driveline. Builder — Don Marrah.

To generate additional revenue, St. Louis law enforcement issues “frequent speeder” discount coupons to all potential offenders.

The Power Tour gets a police escort out of town.

2:00 pm. We pull into the Rock n’ Roll Hardees in Springfield, Illinois. At the foot of the show stage is this 1969 Pontiac GTO. “The Judge” has ram air, 5 speed and nitrous.

Also on display was the Hot Rod Magazine van we “borrowed” to rescue the Nova outside Grand Junction, Colorado. Note to Chevy engineers — a couple of anonymous Power Tour members would like to report that the cornering in this van becomes slightly less responsive (though still extremely manageable) at speeds in excess of 95 miles per hour.

7:30 pm. Early evening means it’s time for the unofficial burnout competition along Stevenson Drive.

As the smoke settle in the west, we say good-bye to another Power Tour party. Even now, as I work late into the night, I can still hear the soothing lullaby of tires squealing in the distance. Sweet dreams Springfield.

Tomorrow we take an exclusive, early morning tour of Jack and Troy Trepanier’s street rod shop.

Story and photos by,

Ken Holland
Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners



1997 Cruise Night Schedule

Thursday, May 8
Petersen Automotive Museum,
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, May 9
Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, May 10
The Hilton, Grand Junction, CO

Sunday, May 11
Elitch Gardens Amusement Park,
Denver, CO

Monday, May 12
Kansas Vocational Tech School,
Goodland, KA

Tuesday, May 13
Metcalf South Shopping Center,
Overland Park, KA

Wednesday, May 14
Forest Park; St. Louis, MO

Thursday, May 15
Rock ’n Roll Hardee’s,
Springfield, IL

Friday, May 16
Downtown, Lansing, IL

Saturday, May 17
Downtown, Mount Clemens, MI

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