Mopar Connection No Long HaulerI leaned over the Super Stock hood of a gorgeous two-toned ’68 Barracuda fastback admiring half a dozen “Hot Rod Power Tour” banner decals adorning the windshield. The owner, a few steps away noticed and joked, “Yeah, it was fun but it was expensive.” Of course, that same sentence could be said for most anything affiliated with hot rodding, right? The owner of a scattered 1,500-horsepower engine, staring at a fractured engine block spilling its internals could utter the same words. But why was Power Tour so? We chatted as the sun crept higher over Bowling Green even as cars continued to fill the back field of the Warren County Regional Airport.

“It all adds up,” he sighed. “Hotels, gas, food. But it’s the repairs. You’re always breaking something.” And he was right. Even in the hour’s trip from Nashville, Tennessee to Bowling Green, we had drained our battery down to a paltry 8 volts as we crept through Friday afternoon traffic and a near-stand still rate, all under 96-degree temperatures.

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