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Old 05-20-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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2017 Hot Rod Power Tour

Somehow convinced the kid to join the Power Tour. I had to be firm and authoritative and basically show who's boss (translation: Agreed to ice cream everyday and each hotel has to have a pool.)

As Z/28 owners you all know that only the driver can see the odometer, right? So when asked how fast you were going, you can lie...only 75, maybe 80.... Did you know these kids have apps that can tell them exactly how fast you were going? That one cost a lot of ice cream...

Anyway, trailering Z back from the coast this week, hitting Pensacola, Athens AL, Nashville and Tulsa, by next week. Snowman, if you're around, let me know!

So, along this Power Tour we will be able to put cars on tracks. Really wanted to get a go-pro type thing in there, but can't figure out what would be good. However, we will need insurance for the tracks. Do they require helmets? Do we need to have any extra seat belts, if so what? Any advice would be great. Is anyone else going to be on the tour? All I can think of the car needs is a 3rd oil change...after all, it does have 1,600 miles now!
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:32 PM   #2
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Welcome back! All is right in the Z/28 universe. :-)
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:36 PM   #3
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We are cramming the whole family, four of us, in for the tour. Hope to see a few other Z/28s. We will be on the lookout for you.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:08 PM   #4
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I want to go so bad
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:21 PM   #5
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When and where will the Powertour hit Tulsa?
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:06 PM   #6
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:45 PM   #7
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Still around. Only occasionally though. We are hitting it hard at work this year. 5 months in and almost 400 hours of overtime. If you still have my number text me when you get a idea of when you will be in the area.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:45 PM   #8
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I see Kansas City, as a starting point headed to points North...
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:00 PM   #9
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Do not have a Z-28, far from it. However, have been on the Power Tour a few times and plan to do it this year. HRPT will not pass through Tulsa this year. Starts in KC, then Newton, IA, Davenport (Quad Cities) IA, Champaign, IL, Madison, IL (St Louis area), Indianapolis, IN and Bowling Green, KY. Look for a 2011 2LT, RS, red with white stripes, hood vents and an aftermarket grill. Hope you all enjoy it and have fun. Make sure you take the time to visit some fun places and meet some new people!
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:14 PM   #10
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Welcome back! All is right in the Z/28 universe. :-)
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We are cramming the whole family, four of us, in for the tour. Hope to see a few other Z/28s. We will be on the lookout for you.
PM me, we can meet along the way!

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I-80 West.....

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Uhhhh.........that's a drive. Let me give a think... I gave it a think: Do it! DO IT!!

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Still around. Only occasionally though. We are hitting it hard at work this year. 5 months in and almost 400 hours of overtime. If you still have my number text me when you get a idea of when you will be in the area.
I do. Give me a day or so I can give you detailed plans. That's a lot of overtime!!

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I see Kansas City, as a starting point headed to points North...
Isn't your car from Iowa? You could drive it back through the Mother-Land!

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Do not have a Z-28, far from it. However, have been on the Power Tour a few times and plan to do it this year. HRPT will not pass through Tulsa this year. Starts in KC, then Newton, IA, Davenport (Quad Cities) IA, Champaign, IL, Madison, IL (St Louis area), Indianapolis, IN and Bowling Green, KY. Look for a 2011 2LT, RS, red with white stripes, hood vents and an aftermarket grill. Hope you all enjoy it and have fun. Make sure you take the time to visit some fun places and meet some new people!
Who cares??? You don't need a Z/28, just join us along the way. We'll be on the side of the road, blue and red lights behind us...for safety reasons?
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:59 AM   #11
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Isn't your car from Iowa? You could drive it back through the Mother-Land!
Hey good catch it is, it came from Shottenkirk in Ft Madison. I missed my chance to do a southern PowerTour las year. They'll be back..I'm game then.

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Do not have a Z-28, far from it. However, have been on the Power Tour a few times and plan to do it this year. HRPT will not pass through Tulsa this year. Starts in KC, then Newton, IA, Davenport (Quad Cities) IA, Champaign, IL, Madison, IL (St Louis area), Indianapolis, IN and Bowling Green, KY. Look for a 2011 2LT, RS, red with white stripes, hood vents and an aftermarket grill. Hope you all enjoy it and have fun. Make sure you take the time to visit some fun places and meet some new people!
yep a Nothern Power Tour nope not for me; Bowling Green in my Z06 is on my Bucket List.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:36 AM   #12
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It's Power Tour time. As many others, we've already started to journey. Ours started on the Gulf of Mexico last week. Sitting at 1,699 miles it needed to make its way back to Midwest with a few strategic stops along the way...

Our first was in Athens, Alabama on the Tennessee line. Pictured is in front of Founder's Hall a building (now used by the University) saved by Abraham Lincoln himself who ordered his troops NOT to set it on fire. And if you look closely on this historic picture, you will also see the wildest production Z/28 ever built.

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There were reports of a gray Z/28 slightly exceeding the local speed limits on 72 with a Corvette trailing far behind - unsubstantiated claims of course!

Then the trailer queen climbed back in and found itself snug for a trip with a slight ray of sunlight in Tennessee...

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Maybe (or maybe not) a certain Duramax carrying an enclosed trailer was stopped for violating a posted speed limit. Maybe (or maybe not) the officer asked why such a hurry at 91 mph. "Are you in a hurry," they may have asked "or is it too much to ask to follow the limit?" There may have been an explanation of 1,000 HP on board and difficult to control. The Duramax plus 427 calculation may not have been a great explanation but it may (or may not) have led to opening the side door to take a peek in the trailer. "A real Z/28??" And the trip continued.

So after arrival, a third oil change was necessary as it had been almost 700 miles by then!

Washed, waxed, cleaned and packed, the Z/28 is about to take off on it's first trip, child on board, ice cream venues located and first stop Kansas City. Sitting at 1,776 miles, the mileage may climb quick. It's never been this clean, this gorgeous and perfect. But the smile of the kid asking if we can see other Z/28's along the way is worth it all.

To all those who DD your Z/28's, thank you for being good examples. Illness setting is again, might as well enjoy it.

Those who found me on FB, and PM'd me...we'll see you along the way. Looking forward to it all!
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:50 AM   #13
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only 1776 miles??!!

I have over 18,000!
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:51 AM   #14
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only 1776 miles??!!

I have over 18,000!
Yup! She's been a Trailer Queen! Until this week. It's ok!!
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