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Epilogue
2000 Photo Gallery





Power Tour 2007
Monday, June 5
Elk City, OK to Tulsa, OK

“Drive-In Fever”

“Mr. Fender, meet Mr. Rubber.” This kit car was so highly modified we couldn’t tell what it was, but we’re pretty sure they’re going to need a new set of tires by the end of the Power Tour.

Monday morning, Elk City, Oklahoma. Todd Garthshore of Baer Brakes in a black 1968 Camaro SS. . .

The cars line up for the cruise out of town. . .

The first gas stop is Morgan Road, near Oklahoma City. Interstate 40 turns into a traffic nightmare — the sheer volume of hot rods getting off the exit turns the highway into a parking lot. . .

A few miles down the road, we pass downtown Oklahoma City. . .

Tulsa, Oklahoma and the ultra-retro Admiral Twin Drive-In. . .

A Hot Rod Power TV cameraman is lifted to the top of the screen. . .

From high above, he shoots down at the Power Tour below. . .

The Hot Rod Power Tour has its share of hard luck stories. Like this 1987 Ford Ranger. . .

You may recognize this truck from yesterday’s journal. Here is what ACTUALLY happened. First, on the way to the Power Tour, they lost a tire and rim outside of Denver. Then, to make matters worse, a wheel flew off of an oncoming UPS truck and slammed into the front of their Ranger. . .

As a momento, they’ve asked all the Power Tour Long Haulers to sign the pickup’s crumpled hood. . .

Looking West from the Admiral Twin Drive-In screen. Cruising in the foreground, Edelbrock’s bright red Sedan Delivery. . .

PT Cruisers and drive-ins were made for each other. . .

A couple of really, really nice rides. . .

Ever since Brad Gerber, Publisher of Hot Rod Magazine, fried the engine of the Summit Mustang last year, Forrest and I have jokingly referred to dashboard “idiot” lights as “Gerber” lights. Here we see Brad explaining to the local press the importance of the oil indicator light. “Don’t forget” he tells the reporter, “if your oil light comes on while driving, it means your crankcase is full. . .”

Meet Zack. He’s a pretty cool kid, though he still has a problem with drinking and driving. . .

Regrettably, my half of the Power Tour coverage is over. As always, you the loyal hot rod enthusiast, have made this trip worthwhile. Thank you for the kind words, both by e-mail and of course, in person. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ll still be around for the next few days, mentally and physically training for our perilous journey into the deepest, darkest chasms of . . . Graceland.

Story and photos by,

Ken Holland
Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners



2000 Cruise Night Schedule

Thursday, June 1
San Bernardino, CA

Friday, June 2
S. Bernardino, CA to Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 3
Phoenix, AZ to Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, June 4
Albuquerque, NM to Elk City, OK

Monday, June 5
Elk City, OK to Tulsa, OK

Tuesday, June 6
Tulsa, OK to Tunica, MS

Wednesday, June 7 (DAY OFF)
Tunica, MS

Thursday, June 8
Tunica, MS to Talladega, AL

Friday, June 9
Talladega, AL to
Panama City Beach, FL

Saturday, June 10
Panama City Beach, FL


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