Hot Rod Power Tour

Visit Champaign County is thrilled to bring the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour to Champaign County on Sunday, June 7, 2015.  The 21st consecutive year for this “ultimate Hot Rodder vacation” will have cars cruising into Champaign County for one stop on a seven day tour with over 3,000 cars and 250 participating vendors on display at Parkland College. 

The festive atmosphere of the Power Tour Cruise Stop celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. This free event will include autograph sessions with motorsports celebrities, entertainment, games, dozens of giveaways, and event meet-and-greet opportunities with David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of ROADKILL. 

Check out the details on the route of the tour as it heads into and out of Champaign!

Visiting Champaign County for Hot Rod? Visit Champaign County is your number one resource for what to do and where to go while you're in town. With over 30 locally owned restaurants in our downtown district alone, Champaign County is a haven for food lovers. Check out our dining page on our website for more information on what's cooking in Champaign County. 

For those staying the night, make sure to visit the Hot Rod Power Tour hotel partner page for a detailed look at lodging options.

Have your own Hot Rod you want to show off?  Register your vehicle for one day in Champaign or additional dates along the tour.

Spectators—It is free to check out the Hot Rod Power Tour as a spectator! The hours of the event are 12:00–7:00 p.m. Due to the entire college campus being used for the event, there is no spectator parking at Parkland College. Spectators are encouraged to park in Country Fair near Taffies, where Parkland will be running shuttles on a regular basis, ending at 6:30 p.m.

Power Tour Pint Night—Visit Champaign County is excited to offer the Hot Rod Power Tour Downtown Pint Night at the close of the show on Sunday. Stop by our booth during the show to get your free commemorative pint glass (One per participant, quantities are limited.) Then head to bustling Downtown Champaign where the following locally-owned bars and restaurants will be offering deals on Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon  and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.

  • 301 Mongolia Grill | 301 N. Neil St.
  • Bentley’s Pub | 419 N. Neil St. 
  • Blind Pig Co. | 120 N. Walnut St.
  • Brass Rail | 15 E. University Ave.
  • Cowboy Monkey | 6 Taylor St.
  • Dublin O’Neil’s | 301 N. Neil St.
  • Esquire Lounge | 106 N. Walnut St.
  • Jupiter’s | 39 E. Main St.
  • Memphis on Main | 55. E. Main St.
  • MIGA | 301 N. Neil St., #104
  • Seven Saints | 32 E. Chester St.
  • V. Picasso | 122 N. Neil St.

We'll see you soon!