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Hot Rod Power Magazine Tour Making Pit Stop In Charleston

Reported: Mar. 5, 2014 12:30 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 5, 2014 6:27 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Rachel Tarr) -- For the first time in its 20-year history, the Hot Rod Power Magazine Tour is making a stop in Charleston this summer.

On Wednesday morning, car lovers and the publisher of Hot Rod Magazine met at the Sheraton Hotel to announce the stop. The tour makes a stop in seven states every year, and this year the tour rolls into Charleston on Monday, June 9.

During the entire tour, 80,000 people will come out to see all of the cars. When the show comes to Charleston, it is going to be on Kanawha Boulevard.

"This is just going to be a beautiful stop for the Hot Rod Power Tour,” Jeff Dahlin, publisher of the magazine said. “I can't imagine how great it's going to look along this main drag with 3,500 cars. It's really going to be something."

Alisa Bailey, president of the Charleston Visitors and Convention Bureau, said the event will bring in more than $850,000 to the city.



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