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  • Day 6
    The Isle Casino
    Bettendorf, IA



    20th Anniversary
    2014 Hot Rod Power Tour

    Friday, June 13 - Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Last edited by Monster; June 12, 2014, 03:46 AM.
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    • Day 6... Had a lot of rain in the area, cleared just in time for arrival at the venue...as we had previously told the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor's group, the venue would be extremely tight with the number of local gearheads in the area... the vendor's layout was well planned and the weather was cooperative... the problem is that when you place a venue next to a river, crossing on a bridge creates a bottleneck, and the Isle has a single two lane bridge for access to it's property. two bads do not make for a good situation. those that made it in, were in for a great time... those that have to wait, experienced the frustrations that all power tour participants are familiar with... in other words, cooling systems were tested(and not just on the cars)! A brighter note is that there are plenty of micro-breweries, pizza joints, and visual candies to enjoy!
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      Patrick & Tammy
      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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      • Day 6. Power tour at its finest. Traffic, cool rides, new friends, old friends, once in a lifetime experiences.
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        • Thanks for the daily updates, guys.
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          Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
          HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


          Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

          The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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          • Originally posted by IOWA552SLOW View Post
            Day 6. Power tour at its finest. Traffic, cool rides, new friends, old friends, once in a lifetime experiences.

            Power Tour at its finest.
            Last edited by 50Ford; June 13, 2014, 03:00 AM.
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            • Day 7
              Chula Vista Resort
              Wisconsin Dells, WI



              20th Anniversary
              2014 Hot Rod Power Tour

              Saturday, June 14 - Long Hauler Photo
              Last edited by Monster; June 13, 2014, 03:53 AM.
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              • Day 7...Looks like a beautiful day for a drive! a brisk 50 degrees right now with a high in the mid seventies predicted!
                Ed O'Shaughnessy (66Fury3) made the local news on KWQC 6am broadcast! Showed him in the Fury caught in traffic on Grant Street Bettendorf, IA.
                Last edited by silver_bullet; June 13, 2014, 04:22 AM.
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                Patrick & Tammy
                - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                • Quad Cities radio personalities "DWYER AND MICHEAL'S"
                  wow! did they rip into the tour! " greatest unorganized mess ever to hit the quad cities" "nothing but a parking lot in the streets" WOW !
                  I was not surprised at the reaction!
                  local radio guys were not noticed at a National Event = PRICELESS
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                  • Originally posted by 50Ford View Post
                    Quad Cities radio personalities "DWYER AND MICHEAL'S"
                    wow! did they rip into the tour! " greatest unorganized mess ever to hit the quad cities" "nothing but a parking lot in the streets" WOW !
                    I was not surprised at the reaction!
                    local radio guys were not noticed at a National Event = PRICELESS
                    looks to be the same for dells. traffic jams and shuttles! 20 minutes thru town....... thousands of cars, street is parking lot. park 3/4 mile away.... bs again!
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                    • did they park you on the 17th fairway also?
                      Last edited by silver_bullet; June 13, 2014, 03:00 PM.
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                      Patrick & Tammy
                      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                      • Day 8
                        Long Hauler Photo

                        Everyone please have a safe drive home !
                        Last edited by Monster; June 14, 2014, 03:43 AM.
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                        • Day 7 ...review, We met a few of our friends in Clinton for the drive to the Dells along the river... had a great drive with all with no real delays all the way until Dodgeville Wisconsin, where we were greeted with a warm Midwest reception and spotted several other BS'ers! At the dells we were greeted by more than 7 miles of backed up traffic, taking over 3 hours to clear... But, that's to be expected... thankfully no-one in our group overheated... had a great dinner, and hung out with the bangshift crew at the hotel!
                          Day 8 not too bad getting to the longhaul ceremony, only to find that several non long haulers managed to invade the ceremony... we gathered our sign and certificate, and managed to haul it home without incident... will go run errands, and try to upload/download pix soon!
                          Patrick & Tammy
                          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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