FORT WAYNE, IN (June 12, 2019) --Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce for the first time Fort Wayne is hosting the Hot Rod Power Tour this Thursday at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.

Fort Wayne is just one stop on the tour which kicked off in Charlotte, NC on Friday June 7th and will run through the south this week until the caravan makes their way to Fort Wayne and eventually ends in Norwalk, OH. 

More than 4,000 hot rod cars are expected to drive into town and park at the Coliseum for the show. Most will come from I-469 to I-69, exit on 312 South onto Coldwater Road, and turn left to head West to the Coliseum. Traffic in these areas will be backed up at times.

Spectator attendance is free and free parking can be found at Purdue University Fort Wayne. No spectators will be allowed to park at the Memorial Coliseum.

Accessible ground transportation will be available from Purdue Fort Wayne for those who need it.

The show runs from noon-7p.m. but locals could see these cars coming through town as early as 9 a.m. 

“The planner was looking for several acres to host this event and I immediately thought of the Allen County Memorial Coliseum. I am so please that it all came together because it’s a tremendous event for area hot rod enthusiasts!” Visit Fort Wayne Sports Sales Manager Stephanie Coleman said.

No doubt the city feels the excitement and honor from hosting this impressive event. Fort Wayne will also feel the estimated economic impact of $340,000.00 as these drivers enter our city, stay in our hotels and enjoy Fort Wayne’s many restaurants and attractions.

More details and a schedule of events can be found at

For more information about Hot Rod Power Tour, contact their Event Manager Adam Hanna at (765) 418-6537or Visit Fort Wayne Sports Sales Manager Stephanie Coleman at (260) 424-3700. 


Visit Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to expand Fort Wayne's economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. Each year, millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased commerce, sustained jobs and enhancement of Fort Wayne's Image.

Media Contact:

Stephanie Coleman
Sports Sales Manager
Visit Fort Wayne
(260) 424-3700