Another Day in Iowa, and we're at the Mississippi Valley Fairgounds - but, first breakfast...
...and now we're ready to roll-in (despite always arriving early, there's a line!)
The perks of actually arriving early can often include premium parking locations, though.
This was one, of several, parking lots that were simply overflowing with cars.
There's a style for everyone and every taste.
It was awesome to have a live band on-site at this event, too (still within site of some cool customs)!
A couple hundred miles and several hours later, and we found ourselves (we, being the 1000's of custom cars cruisin' the highways) at the Iowa Speedway for Day-2...it did not take long for the line of cars to build up, along with anticipation...the tour was starting to feel "real" for everyone.
The venue was massive, and again, there was nothing to do about truly capturing the amount of vehicles that showed up...thousands upon thousands!
The little B&G Focus always found a nice parking spot, though!
Some show-goers wanted to...
Leg-1 of the 2017 Hot Rod Power Tour is a journey all on it's own...because you have to physically get to the starting line! A highlighting point of kicking-off the trip for us was riding alongside of historic Route 66, as we headed towards Kansas City, MO.
After getting the Blood & Grease Focus ST washed down, we had another journey...getting thru the line of the 1000's of hot rodders that would be applying to travel 'on tour'.
Words can't quite explain just how massive the actual event...
We've been eyeing it up, and now we're officially calling it out!; it's the 23rd annual Hot Rod Power Tour. Blood & Grease designer (and now 'driver'), Aaron Vaccar, will be piloting our "DIY Garage" 2016 Ford Focus ST (which debuted with Ford and Vaccar at last year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas) on the entire 1,500 mile journey. Starting in Kansas City, MO and ending in Bowling Green, KY, there will be a total of 7 events in 7 different...