From the highest mountain peaks to the sunken city of Subtropolis, the 2018 Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour traversed nearly three thousand miles lasting eight full days. It was the longest organized hot rod road tour Goodguys has ever staged.
Kicked off at Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept 20th (with an awesome pre-party the night before at RaceDeck), the tour group enjoyed some of America’s most spectacular scenery the first four days of the tour before traversing the Great Plains down to the final stop at Texas Motor Speedway.
Comradery was high as tour veterans were joined by several newcomers creating a neat blend of participants from around the country. It was truly a national lineup with cars from the Midwest, deep south, northwest and southwest all represented.
There were several debut cars and trucks built specifically for the 2018 HOF Road Tour including Charly Lillard’s ’65 Buick Riviera by Sled Ally, George Poteet’s radical ’56 Gasser by the Roadster Shop, Greg Weld’s ’40 Ford Pickup by CHRA and a slew of Poteet cars, trucks and Suburban’s by Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop, Paul Atkins and more good stuff from Roadster Shop. The RS crew also had a few brand new survivor series cars which featured their usual refinements and one off parts and tricks.
The scenery, the stops, the fellowship, hilarious daily driver meetings, the meals and the miles of smiles won’t soon be forgotten. For the support trailers we thank the Customs and Hot Rods of Andice crew, Moose and the Rad Rides trailer as well as the trailer provided by Wes Rydell. Several participants had the typical mechanical gremlins but with the support trailers and tools, 99% were able to continue the journey.
Thanks to these gracious stop hosts, many of which provided meals; Kindig-It Design, Ogden Chrome, The Ron Meis Collection, G3 Rods, Dakota Digital, Lakeside Rods and Rides, Skunk River Restorations, Dennis Albaugh Collection, Jason Ayers Collection, Speedway Motors, LMC Truck, Carriage Works, and Pete & Jake’s Hot Rod Parts!