On The Road
♦ The 2018 edition of the United Pacific/ STREET RODDER Road Tour wraps up with the Sherm’s Custom Plating Tour. The Sherm’s Tour is always one of the most popular of the summer. For many, it is a family reunion as the Road Tour West Coast regulars have made Sherm’s an annual event.
The Sherm’s Tour begins as the AMSOIL Tour wraps up its crosscountry trip from Cruisin’ the Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Huntington Beach. Our first night on the Tour will be Friday, October 12, with a party at the Motor Trend Tech Center in Santa Ana, California. On Saturday we will visit United Pacific’s facility in Long Beach, followed by a tour of the Queen Mary.
Sunday we will head to Pomona with a stop at the Petersen Automotive Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Monday and Tuesday we will visit shops in the Pomona area, including a party at Coker Tire’s facility in City of Industry. We will also attend a special get-together at the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum. Wednesday we will start the morning with coffee and doughnuts at the NHRA Motorsports Museum. We have decided to invite any rodder who wants to join in the fun as we make the drive north to Bakersfield. Our route will take us on the old backroads through the high desert. On the way, we will stop and visit with hot rod icon Gene Winfield and see his shop in Mojave. We will arrive in Bakersfield on Wednesday evening. Thursday we will make some day trips around the Bakersfield area.
Things will get fired up at Famoso Raceway north of Bakersfield on Friday morning. The Sherm’s Custom Plating Tour participants will be parking their vehicles in the coveted Grove area right behind the grandstands. We will spend the weekend experiencing all the sights and sounds that make up the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion. The Reunion is known for the huge turnout of vintage drag racers and cars. It is definitely the place to be on October 19-21.
To join in the fun just go online to streetrodder.com and click on the events section to find the registration form for the Sherm’s Custom Plating Road Tour. Call the
Road Tour Hotline at (800) 664-1362 with any questions. We hope that you can join us as we travel from Surf City to the California Hot Rod Reunion.
♦ The Sherm’s Custom Plating Road Tour has been the wrapup to our Road Tour summer for over 10 years. The 2018 edition will travel from Huntington Beach, CA, to the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Raceway just north of Bakersfield, CA.