Texarkana to Little Rock Arkansas on Day 3 saw the Hot Rod Power Tour traveling through some beautiful scenery. Arkansas has some beautiful roads which would have been empty but for about 2,000 Hot Rods! All was going well until we got to Glenwood, when we joined a Hot Rod-induced traffic jam which we assumed was for another stop sign. Sadly not, for one of the tour participants had managed to park their car on its roof on a bridge.
Thankfully no one was hurt but the car will need roof repainting, I suspect. We bailed out due to the traffic queue and headed for the Interstate, which we can now do using the Corvette’s GPS! In Texas and Missouri on my way down from Illinois I discovered that in these days where you can get pretty much everything onto a memory stick, GM seem to require 2 DVD disks to hold the GPS information for a Corvette, and of course I can only find the wrong disk which is the Eastern USA and Canada. I stopped at a Chevy dealer en-route to be told that to buy the disk(s) was going to cost me $225! Seriously GM, that sucks – I can buy a proper modern standalone GPS by Tom Tom or Garmin for that price!
The Little Rock State Fairgrounds played host to the Hot Rod Power Tour today and I was lucky enough to catch up with Mike Atkins from Pratt & Miller who is running the C6RS on the tour this year. The car is actually being driven by Joe Parks, General Manager of Pilot Transport, one of the tour sponsors. Mike was telling me about the C6RS which started life as a 2008 C6 Z06 before Pratt & Miller worked their magic on the car. The engine is a 427 Z06 bottom end with custom internals including Eagle Rods and the top end is modified LS9 supercharger. All this means the car is good for about 800 crank horsepower!
Today we head to Memphis, Tennessee so hopefully Elvis will be at the show…
Here’s a selection of C6.RS photos for your viewing pleasure: