The Hot Rod Power Tour is an annual road trip that helps kick off summer. This year, the event begins Saturday, June 1 in Arlington, Texas — the same location where the 2012 Tour left off — and will finish six days and 1,200 miles later in lovely Charlotte, North Carolina.
For the 2013 Power Tour, Chevrolet Performance is a presenting sponsor, and will feature several examples of muscular machines that will lead the pack of car enthusiasts, which is expected to be in the thousands. Notable models are a Corvette 427 Convertible, Camaro ZL1 Convertible, Sonic RS, 2014 Impala, 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, and a unique 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition concept, which was featured at the 2012 SEMA show this past November.
The cerulean cruiser features a 430 hp LS3 V8 E-ROD Connect crate motor and a Cruise crate powertrain system, which is listed as part number CPSLS34L65E – includes a 430-horsepower LS3 engine and 4L65-E four-speed automatic transmission; and is available from any Chevrolet dealer or authorized Chevrolet Performance retailer.
At the trailer, spectators can have a look at the ’67 Hot Wheels Camaro, and also pick up a complimentary copy of the 2013 Chevrolet Performance catalog, filled with thousands of engines, parts and accessories, and earn a T-shirt by registering for the FUEL e-newsletter.
Additional engines and components on display at the Chevrolet Performance trailer will include LSX454R, ZZ572 and ZZ383 crate engines; a partial chassis with an LS376/575 engine and 4L85E transmission installed; an LSA engine/4L85E transmission Connect & Cruise powertrain package; and a parts board with critical components like engine controllers and vehicle-specific parts. There will also be additional merchandise giveaways will take place each day and Long Haulers will receive a special recognition award from Chevrolet Performance at the conclusion of the Power Tour.
Lastly, Chevrolet Performance will also look out for the rest of the drivers with “Motor Medic” Silverado support vehicle, which is equipped with tools and parts to help Power Tour drivers keep their cars on the road. Chevrolet says that assistance was given to approximately 300 cars and their drivers last year.