K&N Filters Make a Difference on the Hot Rod Power Tour
Bob Proulx, 56, enjoys the national Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. The St. Louis,
Missouri engineer started going on the seven city tour in 2001 and loves to see
fantastic hot rods and meet great people. In 2005, Proulx met K&N Engineering’s
Marketing and Sales Program Manager Brett Kinsfather on the tour.
Brett and I became good friends, he’s a great spokesperson for K&N,” said
Proulx. “I switched to a K&N filter in my 1994 Dodge Dakota because Brett told
me how good K&N products are. I really noticed a difference in my Dakota’s
performance on the 2006 Hot Rod Tour. In 2005, without the K&N Filter, I was
getting around 15 miles to a gallon on my Dodge. This year with my K&N Filter I
was getting 19.7 miles to a gallon. It’s because of the high flow of air and
free breathing that goes through the K&N Air Filter.”
The Tucker Car
Kinsfather works 16 to 17 hours a day on the tour with the K&N Truck and Trailer
Program. “I spoke on stages in different cities on the tour talking about K&N
Intake Systems, Oil Filters and Air Filters,” he said. “I also have long
conversations with people about K&N products at the Truck and Trailer. It’s very
important to build relationships with the people we meet.”
This year the Power Tour started in Kissimmee, Florida and traversed the eastern
seaboard with stops in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania before
the finale at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.
“Once I realized my Dodge wasn’t going to blow up, I had a great time,” said
Proulx. “I usually load up about every tool there is in the back of my truck and
help people along the way. That’s the kind of show it is, everyone is hands-on.”
Proulx said cruising America for several days in a very cool ride is awesome.
There was no shortage of hot rods all the way to New Jersey. “One of the
highlights on the tour was a Tucker. They were produced in 1947 in Michigan,”
said Proulx. “They are on display at museums, and it was neat see one and take
Proulx and Kinsfather are officially considered “long haulers,” because
they completed the entire Hot Rod Tour. Others join the tour where and when they
can, meeting some of the nicest people in the collector-car hobby venue.
Brett Kinsfather, Bob Proulx and David Koester
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