Hot Rod tour runs through Trigg County
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A local man said he’s having a great deal of fun driving in the 2010 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, which started on Sunday, June 6, in Newton, Iowa, and passed through Trigg County last Tuesday.

Trigg County resident Kenneth Cunningham was one of more than 3,000 people that were part of the tour that ended in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday. Cunningham told the Cadiz Record last Tuesday that he’s proud of his 1967 Ford Mustang that he and a friend have been working on for four years, adding that they just finished restoring it.

Although the Power Tour has made this trip for many years, the route is different every year, and this year it went through Trigg County, said Cunningham.

“Every day, we just run a certain route, and luckily, it came through Trigg County. I got to come back home,” said Cunningham. “I grew up here, I lived between here and town.”

Several people watched the cars go by from the parking lot of the local Humane Society on U.S. 68.

Cunningham said when the ride began on June 6 he was overwhelmed by the number of cars that showed up at the Iowa Motor Speedway in Newton, Iowa for the start of the road tour. He also said the drive was fun and called it “an experience.”

Cunnigham said that all kinds of cars have been entered into the Power Tour, from Ford Model Ts to Dodge Vipers.

After leaving Duquoin, Ill., last Tuesday morning and passing through Trigg County along U.S. 68, the cars turned on to Ky. 272, also called Canton Pike, to head for Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, where they stopped that night, Cunningham said.

“We’re going to Bowling Green tonight, and tomorrow, we’ll go to Chattanooga, the next day, we’ll go to Birmingham, and the next day to Mobile,” said Cunningham.
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