|Hot Rod Power Tour Morning Meeting Day 3|
|3000 Fellow Hot Rodders all trying to make a right turn|
|Old Time Garage at the Mid America Motorworks lunch stop|
|The Exhibition Hall (minus people) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin|
The morning drivers meetings on the Hot Rod Power Tour are a great way to talk with all the fellow Hot Rodders. When almost a thousand rodders leave at the same time you can't help but get a smile on your face. If you don't have a reason to leave early I recommend you drive with the pack. Just remember to bring your patience because it can be slow going. Oh, and little towns become parking lots when all these hot rods end up trying to make a right turn at the same time! Just relax and enjoy the spectacle. Today we were lucky enough to have a lunch stop sponsored by Mid America Motorworks. The food was awesome, our hosts were fabulous, and the museum and store were a great rest stop from the heat. We ended up in the beautiful Illinois State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin. You would never guess that this place used to be a strip mine before it was purchased back in 1923.