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2021 HOT ROD Power Tour Set for Next Week With Official Route
MOTORTREND’s legendary 27th annual HOT ROD Power Tour Presented by HP Tuners and Driven by Continental Tire returns to five cities in the Midwest beginning Monday, August 23, through Friday, August 27. The event brings together more than 5,000 vehicles as classic cars, hot rods and trucks travel city-to-city for the five-day event. Performance car enthusiasts, will follow the tour alongside HOT ROD editors and photographers. Participants can join for one day, two days or be a HOT ROD Power Tour long hauler and join for all five days.
HOT ROD Power Tour 2021 Schedule:
- KickoffF/Day 1: Monday, August 23 – Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
- Day 2: Tuesday, August 24 – Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio
- Day 3: Wednesday, August 25 – Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Day 4: Thursday, August 26 – World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis
- Day 5: Friday, August 27 – State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois
Centerforce Hires Trent McGee as Marketing Manager
Centerforce has hired Trent McGee as marketing manager, effective August 30. In his new role, McGee will oversee the company’s marketing efforts, including advertising and event marketing, where he will play a key role in leading the second annual Centerforce Adventure Run—an “overland-style trip exclusively for manual transmission vehicles.” McGee brings more than 25 years of automotive industry experience, including serving as a technical writer for several major automotive publications such as 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine, and marketing experience with leading aftermarket companies including Daystar Products and Airaid.
Oracle Lighting Unveils New Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator Demo Vehicles
Oracle Lighting has announced its new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator demo vehicles. The matching “Sting Grey” Jeeps are splashed with custom Oracle Lighting graphics installed by PGNOLA. Both Jeeps are modified and lifted with custom 20-in. Fuel Wheels with 35-in. tires, and feature bumpers from Rugged Ridge.
The Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited features exterior lighting products including the Oracle Vector Pro-Series Grill, Dynamic LED Wheel Rings, ColorSHIFT Rock Lights, Sidetrack fender lighting system, Oracle LED Fog Lights, LED Sidemirrors, Black Series LED Tail Lights, new LED front Skid Plate and more. The interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER Fiber Optic Headliner and Oracle’s multifunction LED Cargo Lighting.
The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon features popular exterior products including Oracle’s signature Oculus Bi-LED Headlights, LED Fog Lights, White Rock Lights, High-Powered LED Reverse Lights, Flush LED Tail Lights, Smoked LED Sidemarkers, Sidetrack lights, and Pre-Runner LED Grill lights. The Gladiator’s interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER Fiber Optic Headliner and Fiber Optic Dash Kit.
These vehicles will make their event debut at We Are Mopar (WAM) show in Dallas, September 3–5. The event takes place at the Texas Motor Speedway. Oracle Lighting will play host to Mopar enthusiasts as the title sponsor of WAM’s “Friday Night Lights” event on September 3. Other Jeep events on Oracle’s calendar include Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Jeep Beach in Daytona, Florida, Jeepin’ the Coast in Long Beach, Mississippi, Jeep Beach Jam in Panama City, Florida, and the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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