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    http://www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/

    My son and I went on this tour last year and had the time of our lives. We met some fantastic people and saw thousands of classic cars I thought did not exist anymore. I recommend doing this with your family as you will see parts of this great country that only existed in pictures. We are counting the days and getting the car ready.

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    The power tour is awesome.
    Tell us about your car.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    The power tour is awesome.
    Tell us about your car.
    Yes please!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Not sure what happened to the pic but this is one of my son's cars which he bought just for the HRPT. The clearcoat was pealing on the roof so he wanted to paint a flag and of course the horns. It was featured as top 50 monster cars of the HRPT17 which was amazing. This was our departing pic. We made the mistake of camping out last year and was fine for the first couple of days then the wind stopped and the bugs came out. We stayed in a motel the next night which gave us our second wind. We figured the extra 20 dollars is worth the AC and a bed for this year. Hope to see some of you guys on the trip as it will be starting in Kentucky and headed over to the east coast a bit.
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    Getting her ready for HRPT this year. He wanted to do the American flag last year then we ran into trouble on how to do all those stars without a lot of paint bleeding so we did the Texas flag. This year we are incorporating the American flag on the side of the car. Will keep updates coming as we are so looking forward to this years event. We already decided camping is out of the question and getting our hotels lined up.
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    Great, show us some action shots of the paint job progresses.
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    So here is a pic of last years car and what we have done so far. The Stars are complete (middle pic) and we mocked the stripes (last pic). Pretend the blue tape is white and will be the opposite on the other side of the Texas flag. We are digging this design so far and having a blast doing it. We are not professional painters and we are using rattle cans but we are getting better every year.
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    Got one side of the stripes completed. It is raining so we have to postpone the other side.
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    No snow in the Summer; they could come North of the Mason-Dixon Line

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    No snow in the Summer; they could come North of the Mason-Dixon Line
    Looks like we are staying towards the south. I heard a discussion of why we do not head north and from what I heard was the roads could not handle the mass of people/traffic. Not sure if that is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redeye1962 View Post
    I heard a discussion of why we do not head north and from what I heard was the roads could not handle the mass of people/traffic. Not sure if that is true.
    Woodward Dream Cruise Detroit, Michigan -->> The Motor City

    eight lanes wide for ten miles, making for a twenty mile loop. . .




    and the there's the side streets. . .

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Woodward Dream Cruise Detroit, Michigan -->> The Motor City

    eight lanes wide for ten miles, making for a twenty mile loop. . .







    and the there's the side streets. . .
    Well that takes care of 10 miles of a 1200 mile journey.

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    Getting the clear coat on now. Not too bad for a rattle can project. Will begin sanding in a few days. we only have a week or so to get her ready for the long haul.
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