Are you tired of sitting in your lawn chair? Are you itchin' to get some seat time in your pre '73 hot rod, street rod, classic truck or sled? If you answered yes to either of these then you are just the type of person we are looking for to join us for our cruise to the Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.
Rod & Custom, Street Rodder, Classic Trucks and Custom Rodder have put together five tours leaving from various locations around the country with cruise routes that are sure to provide you with plenty of sights to see and good times along the way.
Here are the details that we have at this time but keep checking back as new stops and attractions will be added as they come about. Also keep in mind that some of these might change. You will be responsible for booking your own hotels and providing your own food (except where we will be treated to a BBQ or something on a stop). We're working to pin down the night stops on the tours so we can provide a hotel list and give anyone that wants to jump on in the middle somewhere a chance.
Registration is $30 and will include a T-shirt, some window decals and as much fun as you can pack into a few days. A registration hotline is still being set-up for the tours so we don't have a phone number to call yet. If you're attending the Goodguys Nationals then you'll need to register for the event separately through Goodguys (www.good-guys.com).
Heidt's Hot Rod Shop (www.heidts.com) will be leaving from Wauconda, Illinois, traveling approximately 400 miles.
Fatman Fabrications (www.fatmanfab.com) will be leaving from Charlotte, North Carolina, driving approximately 450 miles.
Borgeson (www.borgeson.com) will be leaving from Torrington, Connecticut, driving approximately 650 miles.
Vintage Air (www.vintageair.com) will be departing from San Antonio, Texas, and cruising approximately 1,300 miles.
Mooneyes (www.mooneyes.com) will be leaving from Southern California on Thursday, June 30 and driving approximately 2,300 miles.
TOM'S FUN RUN ITNERARY Thursday, June 30
Mooneyes will depart Santa Fe Springs at 8:00am and drive to Banning, CA to tour Zoops Products. From there they will continue on to Phoenix and poke around the Hall of Flame Museum (www.hallofflame.org/) which has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. The cruise will then head over to SO-CAL Speed Shop (www.vintagepartsaz.com) and then drive to Mesa, Arizona, for the night.
Friday, July 1
The Mooneyes tour will leave Mesa at 8:00am and drive to the Pima Air & Space museum (www.pimaair.org) in Tucson and then motor to Las Cuces, New Mexico for the night.
Saturday, July 2
The Mooneyes tour will hit the road from Las Cruces pointed east making a stop at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They'll then bed down in Big Spring, Texas, for the night.Sunday, July 3
The Vintage Air tour leaves from San Antonio, Texas, and will meet up with the Mooneyes tour at Painless Performance (www.painlessperformance.com) in Fort Worth, Texas, for lunch and a shop tour. Both tours will continue on to McAlester, Oklahoma, for the night stop.
Monday, July 4
The Mooneyes/Vintage Air tour will visit the War Memorial Park, home of the USS Batfish submarine (www.ussbatfish.com/batfish-main.html) in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The USS Batfish is the most land-locked submarine on display. From there the tours will cruise on to Wolfert's Tool & Machine in St. James, Missouri, for dinner and then head to Rolla, for the night and enjoy a Fourth of July Lion's Club carnival and fireworks show.
Tuesday, July 5
The Mooneyes/Vintage Air tour will make a stop in St. Louis on their way to Jasper, Indiana, for the night and visit Air Ride Technologies (www.ridetech.com) for a BBQ dinner and look around their facility.
Wednesday, July 6
The Borgeson tour will leave from Torrington, Connecticut, and cruise to Akron, Ohio, for the night.
The Fatman Fabrications tour will depart from Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Heidt's Hot Rod Shop tour will leave from Wauconda, Illinois. The Heidt's tour will join the Mooneyes/Vintage Air tour at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis for a tour of the Hall of Fame Museum (www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/museum/). The tours will then move on to Dayton, Ohio, for the night.
Thursday, July 7
The Borgeson tour will drive to Summit Racing for a tour of their facility.
The Mooneyes/Vintage Air/Heidt's tour will meet up with the Fatman Fabrication tour for a stop at Brookville Roadsters in Brookville, Ohio, for some coffee and doughnuts and take a look at how they are stamping out new steel bodies. They will then cruise to the National Museum of the United States Air Force (the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world) at the Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. From there they'll make the last dash up to Columbus for the Goodguys Nationals where we'll group up and enjoy one more get together.
Vintage Air Tour -- July 3-9thDay 1
Sunday, July 3rd -- San Antonio, Texas - McAlester, Oklahoma
Depart Vintage Air at 7:30 a.m.
Lunch Stop - Painless Performance - Fort Worth, Texas
Meet Mooneyes California tour
Monday, July 4th -- McAlester, Oklahoma - Rolla, MO
Depart 8:00 a.m.
Tour Stop - Muskogee, OK - USS Batfish WWII Submarine & War Memorial Park
Tour Stop / Dinner - St. James, MO - Wolfert's Tool & Machine
Optional Tour Stop - Lion's Club Carnival w/ fireworks - Rolla, MO
Tuesday, July 5th -- Rolla, MO - Jasper, IN
Depart 8:00 a.m.
Tour Stop: Gateway Arch National Park
Historic St. Louis Waterfront
St. Louis, MO
Tour Stop / Dinner - Jasper, IN - Air Ride Technologies Day 4
Wed., July 6th -- Jasper, IN - Englewood, Ohio
Depart 8:00 a.m.
Lunch Stop - Speedway Motor Restaurant
Tour Stop - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Meet Heidt's Hot Rod Shop Tour
Thursday, July 7th -- Englewood, Ohio - Columbus, Ohio
Depart 8:00 a.m.
Meet Fat Man Fabrications Tour
Tour Stop / Donuts - Brookville, Ohio - Brookville Roadster
Tour Stop - Dayton, Ohio - National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Goodguy's PPG National - Columbus, Ohio
MOONEYE'S TOURThursday June 30th leave Mooneyes 8:00am
Shop tour Zoops -- 931 E. Lincoln, Banning Ca. 92220 (951)922-2396
Lunch stop Blyth, Ca.
Visit Hall of Flame -- 6101 E. van Buren Phoenix, Az.
Shop tour So-Cal of Arizona -- 3427 E. mcdowell rd Phoenix,Az.(800)732-0076
Night stop -- Mesa, AZ
400 MilesFriday July 1st Leave 8:00am
Visit Pima air and space museum -- 6000 E. Valencia, Tucson Az.
Night stop Las Cruces, MN
390 MilesSaturday July 2nd leave Las Cruces, NM. 8:00am
Visit space museum in Alamogordo NM
Night stop -- Big Spring, TX.
392 MilesSunday July 3rd -- leave Big Spring 7:30am
Shop tour/lunch stop -- Painless Performance - Fort Worth, TX.Meet Vintage Air Tour
Night stop -- McAlester, OK
460 MilesMonday July 4th -- leave McAlester, OK. 8:00am
Visit USS Batfish WWII submarine & war memorial park in Muskogee,Ok.
Shop tour Wolfert's Tool & Machine St. James Mo.
Night stop -- Rolla MO. Tuesday July 5th leave Rolla, MO 8:00am
Shop tour Air Ride Technology -- 350 S. St. Charles st. Jasper In. 47546 (812)482-2932
Night Stop -- Jasper, IN.Wednesday July 6th leave Jasper, IN. 8:00am
Visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Meet Heidt's hot rod shop tour
Night stop Englewood, INThursday July 7th leave Englewood, IN. 8:00am
Meet Fatman fabrication tour/Tour stop Brookville
Tour stop National meseum of U.S.air force
Night stop Columbus, OH.