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COMP Cams® Inaugural Hot Rods on Beale Event Draws Huge Crowds to Legendary Memphis Location

Hot Rods On Beale, June 07'

Hosted by COMP Cams®, legendary “Blues Capital” Beale Street event highlights Hot Rod Power Tour stop in Memphis

COMP Cams® first-ever Hot Rods on Beale event was a huge success with massive crowds and cool cars making their way to the legendary “blues capital” Beale Street in downtown Memphis, TN. Hot Rods on Beale, sponsored by COMP Cams, was the highlight of the annual Hot Rod Power Tour, an event where car enthusiasts drive their “personalized” vehicles through seven cities over a one week period. This year an estimated record 3500 “Long Haulers,” those folks making the entire tour from Cleveland, OH to Little Rock, AR, braved challenging weather and high fuel prices in an unforgettable week of fun.


The Hot Rods on Beale event featured a hand-selected group of 30 cars from the Power Tour to be positioned center stage for a first-ever Beale Street car show. As a special added attraction, COMP Cams®-sponsored the local blues band, Delta Highway, who provided the evening’s entertainment from 8 to 11 p.m. in the W.C. Handy Park amphitheater for the thousands of people in attendance. The event was the culmination of the day’s festivities which included drag racing at the Memphis Motorsports Park earlier in the day where tour participants were able to race their cars on the quarter mile track.

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Stepping up their involvement in a big way, COMP Cams® staged the Engine Builder Duel competition at their display booth during stops in Springfield, IL; Memphis, TN and Little Rock, AR. At each of these locations, two, two-man teams battled head-to-head in an attempt to assemble and fire a small block Chevy engine in the shortest amount of time. Each engine featured products from COMP Performance Group™ Companies including COMP Cams®, TCI®, FAST™ and RHS™, as well as other sponsors, including Snap-On Tools. For contestants and winning times, please visit

From the absolute leader in valve train technology, you’d expect unique concepts. In keeping with that innovative spirit, COMP Cams® hosted the first ever “Thumpr™ Cam Sound Off” at Hot Rod Power Tour stops in Cleveland, OH; Racine, WI; Kalamazoo, MI and Evansville, IN. Contestants entering the competition were challenged to impersonate their best camshaft engine sounds. Judged by crowd response, the winners at each of the “sound offs” received $250 in COMP Cams® product certificates and runners up, $50 certificates for their efforts.

For more information about the COMP Cams®-sponsored Hot Rod Power Tour events, check out the weeks’ online video coverage at

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