MotorTrend Announces HOT ROD Power Tour and Drag Week Dates and Locations - Engine Builder Magazine

MotorTrend Announces HOT ROD Power Tour and Drag Week Dates and Locations

MotorTrend announced today the 2022 dates for two of its premier annual events. The world’s largest traveling car show, HOT ROD Power Tour Driven by Continental Tire, will return to early summer taking place Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17. Additionally, HOT ROD Drag Week Presented By Gear Vendors Overdrive, the fastest street car competition in America, is back beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23. Both events combined boast upward of 6,000 participating vehicles. Registration opens in early 2022.

“The exciting tradition continues as we bring back two of our signature annual events, HOT ROD Power Tour Driven By Continental Tire and HOT ROD Drag Week Presented By Gear Vendors Overdrive,” said HOT ROD’s Editor-in-Chief John McGann. “The growth we continue to see with these events is a testament to our loyal fan base. We’re grateful to be able to share our passion for cars with our readers and fans.’”

Celebrating 28 years in 2022, the legendary HOT ROD Power Tour Driven By Continental Tire will roll south through the Southern states of hot rod culture as the world’s largest traveling car and truck show returns to five cities beginning Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17. Launched in 1995 by the HOT ROD magazine staff as a way to personally connect with readers, HOT ROD Power Tour Driven By Continental Tire is widely considered to be the finest high-end hot rod–based automotive tour in the world, bringing together more than 3,500 vehicles in 2021. To date, this popular event for car and truck lovers has visited 31 U.S. states and covers an average of 1,000+ miles each year. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city while performance car lovers and HOT ROD editors and photographers follow alongside the tour, all cruising through small town America like one big family reunion road trip. Participants can join for one day, two days, or Long Hauler and join for all five days.  


  • KICKOFF / Day 1: Monday, June 13 – Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn.
  • Day 2: Tuesday, June 14 – Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn.
  • Day 3: Wednesday, June 15 – Hoover Met Complex, Hoover, Ala.
  • Day 4: Thursday, June 16 – Pensacola Fairgrounds, Pensacola, Fla.
  • Day 5: Friday, June 17 – Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga.

MotorTrend also announces a return to four classic tracks for the 18th annual HOT ROD Drag Week Presented By Gear Vendors Overdrive,when the “Fastest Street Car in America” will be crowned beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. The world’s toughest drag n’ drive competition to find the ultimate street-legal drag car,  HOT ROD Drag Week Presented By Gear Vendors Overdrive puts competitors to a grueling test over five days of action-packed drag racing, requiring racers to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city, upward of 1,000 miles, while securing the quickest possible elapsed time across the five days. During the competition, drivers provide photographic evidence to prove they have adhered to the prescribed route. Some of the nation’s top racers participate annually, including past champions Tom Bailey and Dave Schroeder.


  • Registration, Tech Day, and Test ‘n Tune: Sunday, Sept. 18 – Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn.
  • Racing Day 1: Monday, Sept. 19 – Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn.
  • Racing Day 2: Tuesday, Sept. 20 – World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, Ill.
  • Racing Day 3: Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Racing Day 4: Thursday, Sept. 22 – Alabama International Dragway, Steele, Ala.
  • Racing Day 5: Friday, Sept. 23 – Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn.


For partnership opportunities, including sponsorship and vendor information, contact [email protected].


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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS OVERVIEW – All stops will adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 and follow a plan approved by local health departments.

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