Hall of Fame Road Tour friends! You ready to roam the open roads and experience some spectacular stops, scenery and fellowship? It will be here before ya know it – we’re just 90 days away from launch! We have some news you can use in this update. We will be sending you these e-news bulletins (exclusive to our road tour participants) each month leading up to blastoff on September 20th.
-Approximate 2018 HOF Road Tour 2,700 miles.
-We will cross the borders of 10 states
-We will be on the road for nine days – our longest yet!
-We have 77 cars signed up for this year’s adventure
Ed and Jamie have planned the most spectacular route to date. You are in for a bird’s eye view of America’s most breathtaking scenery.
We will blast off from Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City and travel for the next three days north to where the buffalo roam. Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Bighorn National Forest, the Black Hills of South Dakota before arriving at Mt Rushmore for what promises to be the ultimate photo opp!
We’ll then cruise east into Iowa, down through Kansas City and other points of interest in Missouri and Kansas before sneaking into Arkansas and the Ozarks before landing at Texas Motor Speedway to finish off our epic road trip.
Our Stops and Shops!
We can’t thank the following shops, museums, parks and car collectors for allowing us to come visit. You guys rock! Here’s the lineup:
–RaceDeck – Kickoff Party/Dinner on Wednesday 9/19
–Kindig-It Design (Official Kickoff Spot) – Utah
–Ogden Chrome – Utah
-Old Faithful Geyser – Wyoming
-Lake View Café – Wyoming
–Buffalo Bill Museum – Wyoming
-State Game Lodge – South Dakota
-Mt Rushmore – South Dakota
-Ron Meis Collection – South Dakota
–G3 Rods (Dinner!) – South Dakota
– South Dakota Air & Space Museum – South Dakota
-Pioneer Auto Museum (Lunch) – South Dakota
–Dakota Digital – South Dakota
–Lakeside Rods & Rides – Iowa
-Skunk River Restorations – Iowa
-Dennis Albaugh Collection – Iowa
-Ayers Collection (Dinner) – Iowa
–Speedway Motors (Lunch) – Nebraska
-Subtropolis – Missouri
–LMC Truck (Dinner) – Kansas
–Carriage Works – Missouri
–Pete & Jakes Hot Rod Parts – Missouri
-Branson Rail Train – Missouri
-Texas Motor Speedway – The END!
Odds & Ends:
-We will have support trailers courtesy of Customs anmd Hot Rods of Andice with Mike Kaiser driving.
-Let’s make sure and personally thank each stop host before we leave. That means so much!
Road Tour Spotlight!
There are three men who have been on all five Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tours who completed every leg of the journey! These kings of the road are what this tour is all about – guys who drive bitchin’ cars, are super Goodguys and like the rest of us who have enjoyed this tour – made lasting friendships.
Harold & Tracy Chapman, Andice, Texas:
Harold and his wife Tracy have not only driven the entire distance of every Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour (2013-2017), they have hosted a stop at their Customs & Hot Rods of Andice hot rod emporium deep in the heart of Texas.
We first met the Chapman’s at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show when they debuted their “Pretty Penny” ’33 Ford roadster. It was a spectacular build signaling the wave of bad to the bone cars and trucks to roll out of their shop. It went on to be named America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod that summer in Pleasanton. It was their ride on the first HOF Road Tour.
When the 2015 HOF Road Tour kicked off, here came “Pearl” – a white and blue 700hp ’49 Cadillac convertible Series 62. It had gone from final assembly to the Road Tour starting blocks untested. Built for Tracy, the car ran all 2,500 miles trouble free. It was a testament to Harold and his team’s build quality and attention to detail.
Most recently, they have driven their LS7 powered 1968 Corvette – the car that was named Goodguys Muscle Machine of the Year in 2016. The car is a street and track beast, proving its mettle in AutoCross competition, big show wins and road-tested reliability.
Aside from their cars, the Chapman’s are the nicest people you will meet, dedicated to family and fast cars. They get what this whole tour is about – forging rock solid relationships with kindred spirits. For the last few years, they have graciously provided a support trailer driven by their shop foreman Michael Kaiser in case somebody breaks down and needs a lift free of charge!
The Chapman’s and all of the other dedicated participants we are fortunate enough to roll with have formed unbreakable bonds, bonds tied together with pure passion for adventure and cool cars.