The Hot Rod Power Tour is one of those things you must do once in your life if you are a car person. It is truly amazing to see all the different cars and people that gather for this event. The 2010 HRPT started in Newton, Iowa at the Iowa Speedway. This great facility allowed 1/8 mile drag racing and also charity laps around the 7/8 mile oval. We passed on the drag race but we did blast around the oval for a few laps. Too bad we really couldn't get much speed due to the slower cars in front of us. 90mph was the best we could do; that's highway cruising speed. Chip Foose was available for signing autographs. He is really as nice as he seems to be on TV! Another photo for the wall in Bubba's Garage.
If you ever have a chance to sail to Alaska, do it! If you can save up a little more to be able to stay in The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Cruise Lines, do it! For our anniversary Peg and I decided we would take our first cruise to Alaska. NCL sales called us, last minute, and offered us a deal to upgrade to a penthouse in The Haven Courtyard aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We did and it was fantastic! The Bird of Paradise Courtyard Suite Room 14014 (an S5 level penthouse suite) would be our home for the seven day cruise which started in Seattle, Washington.
Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.
It's not often that you get the chance to hang out with one of the world's best hotrod metal shapers, Craig Naff. Add to that the fact that Ron Covell, a fantastic metal fabricator and instructor, would be teaching a class in Craig's shop and you have the potential for a fantastic Saturday. I made the drive over to Craig's shop on the outskirts of Woodstock, VA early in the morning using Ron Covell's Basic Metal Shaping class as an excuse to get out of the house.