Here Comes the 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour…

If you see us, please come over and say ‘Hi!’

Editor’s Note: The 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour kicks off this weekend, and Corvette Online contributor Nigel Dobbie will be blogging (boy, do I hate that word) from the road as a Power Tour virgin for your entertainment and amusement… – PH

Attention Power Tourers - Be on the lookout for this man. He is to be considered very odd, but pleasant.

Attention Power Tourers – Be on the lookout for this man. He is to be considered very odd, but pleasant.

I’m flying from Tampa, to Milwaukee tomorrow, then a taxi home to collect my 2010 ZR1 from our house in northern Illinois. Early Thursday I start the 945 mile drive to Arlington, Texas, the starting point for this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour. I need to collect my wife and Rupert our Chihuahua at Dallas/Ft. Worth, as they are flying over directly from Tampa on Friday lunch time. Any law enforcement officers seeing a fast moving blue streak please look kindly on the driver on Thursday/Friday – it might be me!

I am very excited about the tour, but really have no idea what we are letting ourselves in for; it sounds like a 7 day car show starting at Arlington, rolling through Texarkana, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga and finally Mooresville, South Carolina.

I am planning on trying to do an update every day from the road, so I will be taking lots of pictures. If you see ZEE RRR 1 out and about on the tour, please honk and wave, and at the stops please come over and say “hi” as I need people to talk to for my daily updates, as a week of nothing but my own experiences might get a little boring. I really want to talk to all of the Corvette owners on the Tour, but given the potential size of the crowd this might prove difficult, so if you have a great story about your Corvette please try and come and find me and I will do my best to capture it.

About the author

Nigel Dobbie

A certified petrol-head Nigel Dobbie is a native of the U.K. and a long-time Corvette owner. Currently living in the U.S., he drives a 2010 ZR1 and also owns a 2003 C5 Z06 that is currently in its third rebuild, which should end up as an 800 horsepower twin turbo track rat. He is passionate about motorsports, as long as it involves making right-hand turns. Nigel can usually be found trackside with his trusty Canon on any given ALMS race weekend. He is a freelance contributor for Power Automedia.
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