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Hot rods invade Southern Kentucky

It's called the world's largest rolling car show, and it made a stop in southern Kentucky on Thursday.

The Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour is making its way from Wisconsin to the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

Somerset is the smallest city ever to host such a big event.

“It's a huge economic impact for those coming in from surrounding states. A good deal for us,” said Lonnie Lawson with the Center For Rural Development, the tour’s host site.

More than 3,000 cars left Dayton, Ohio for Somerset on Thursday morning. Each car will be featured in the now 60-year-old magazine.

“It’s a celebration of all things automotive. Celebrating the open road: that's what hot rodding is all about,” said Jessica Hubley with the tour.

Rain and the possibility of severe weather didn't keep people like the Binghams of Somerset from waiting all day to catch a peek of the coolest cars in the world.

“Well these cars are sharp. People have a lot of money in them. They come a long ways. I’ve been around cars all my life,” said Chris Bingham.

Hot Rod Magazine officials say they will probably set a record for the number of cars taking part in this year's tour.


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