HOT ROD magazine
Power Tour 2001

Three Rodsters were built (starting on Jan. 27, 2001) specifically for the Power Tour (and a cover story in KIT CAR magazine) that kicked off in Detroit, MI on May 3, 2001.

All three were long-haulers, with Henry and his new Rodster Sedan Delivery catching up with the group in Albuquerque, NM for some "kicks on Route 66."

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Just for fun, we ran with the tour from California to Colorado.

NO top, NO problem, NO big deal... just lots o’ fun, fun, fun.

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Power Tour 1997

The Rodster was one of the pioneer Power Tourers.

We (Jim Youngs, the editor of KIT CAR magazine and Henry Caroselli, the "rodsterfather") were one of only 50 or so long-haulers (vehicles that traveled every mile from LA to Detroit) that year.

All 2600 miles were covered - no sweat.

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The Rodster Street Rod and the HOT ROD Magazine Power Tour.

Perhaps the premiere national event of Hot Rodding and Street Rodding is the Power Tour put on each year by HOT ROD magazine.

Cruisin' cool in Kansas City.

Henry Caroselli has taken a different Rodster on the tour three different times and had a great time each trip. Typically it starts in Michigan and ends in California, but you can join the tour at any point along the way.

The tour combines Hot Rods and Street Rods with travel and companionship. To learn about the adventures, click on any year listed below.

The Rodster hanging out with HOT ROD magazine's 50th Anniversary Track T roadster.

Or CLICK HERE to read about the 2001 Power Tour in KIT CAR Magazine.

HOT ROD magazine
Power Tour 2001

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Power Tour 1998

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Power Tour 1997