SEE THE TRAVEL & EVENT
has travel times, destination and event info, and
everything you need to catch up with the Tour.
RIGHT NOW rat
rod and bike build teams will embark
on a journey that will take them from their hometowns
all the way to the bayou.
With a [rough] budget of $3000 for
rat rods and $5000 for bikes, builders will face the
challenge of building something cool that can also make
the 800 mile run from St Louis MO to Alexandria LA.
Bikes and rat rods alike will roll together into Memphis
and down into Louisiana as the caravan conquers part of
the 2013 Rat Rod Tour.
Winners will be declared by
way of both an audience/viewer vote and the ratings of a
Build-off competitors were
chosen at random after a call-for-entries resulted in a
pool of potential candidates. Drawing the teams randomly
from that pool gave everyone a fair shake at entering
the competition. This is not an invitational; everyone
who answered the call-for-entries had the same chance at
During the build-off
portion of the event, builders will self-film their
progress and videos/photo galleries will be updated
weekly for the viewing audience to dissect. Public votes
will be tallied during the drive-off portion of the
event and a winner announced on the last day of the
Cajun Nationals car show in Alexandria Louisiana.
Rat Rod Magazine will be
managing the rat rod portion of the event, while Ride
Hard Magazine will be managing the bike portion of the
Prize donors include
Shapiro Steel, Dillon Radiators, Iron Ace Seats,
HardLuck Kings Guitars, and more. Winners will be
showcased on the covers of both Rat Rod and Ride Hard
This list represents
suggested lodging- please mention “Rat Hard build-off”
or one of the specific events for discounted rates.
These hotels were chosen based on location, ease of
access, parking, etc, but tour and build-off
participants are welcome to stay anywhere they want.
Comfort Inn & Conf.
9600 Natural Bridge Rd. St
Louis, MO 63134 (314) 427-7600
Nights: Sep 21, 22
Courtyard Memphis East
6015 Park Avenue Memphis,
TN 38119 (901) 761-0330 Nights: Sep 23, 24
Parc England Hotel
1321 Chappie James Ave
Alexandria, LA 71303 (318) 445-7574
Nights: Sep 25, 26, 27, 28
Hampton Inn, Super 8, Comfort Suites, LaQuinta.
*we will be staying
near a major airport in each of these cities.