Hitting the Road with the 2016 Somernites Power Cruise

The Somernites Power Cruise is an annual event, held on the fourth weekend of September. It’s part of a great series of monthly cruise in events, held in Somerset, Kentucky. The regular cruise in events are huge and offer lots of great cars and trucks, but the Somernites Power Cruise is a little different! It consists of six starting points, all of which feature approximately 150 miles of driving to culminate at the Somernites Cruise event held in the historic downtown of Somerset! Coker Tire jumped on board with the Somernites gang in 2012, and started the Chattanooga leg of the event. Four years later and we’re still enjoying the scenic drive up Highway 27 through at least a dozen small towns along the way. Twists, turns and lots of country living makes the three hour drive very interesting.
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
This year, the weather was great and we had about 50 cars in our convoy, which included the Snowman’s Run group from Georgia. The Snowman’s Run featured a Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am, Snowman’s big rig, Big and Little Enos’Cadillac convertible and of course, Buford T. Justice’s police car! These guys got a lot of attention on the highway, and certainly drew a crowd at the event, which had approximately 1,000 cars and trucks in attendance. We had a blast on Saturday, and enjoyed the relaxed cruise in kickoff party on Friday night. We also joined the crowd on Saturday night as hundreds of hot rods, customs and muscle cars cruise the strip in Somerset. Check out our highlights from the 2016 Somernites Power Cruise and be sure to mark your calendars and join us in 2017!
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
We love the looks of this 1970 Chevelle Super Sport. Check out those Firestone Wide Oval raised white letter tires!

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
The BFGoodrich Silvertown bias ply whitewall tires look great on this slick Ford pickup.

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
It’s easy to spot this Plymouth Duster with its Limelight green paint job. We like the looks of the Mopar Rallye wheels, paired up with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
BFGoodrich 775-15 Gold Line bias ply tires and Corvette Knock-Off wheels are the right choice for this Midyear Corvette roadster.

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird rolled in from Ohio and looks great in black, with a set of Coker wide whitewall tires!
This 1956 Ford Thunderbird rolled in from Ohio and looks great in black, with a set of Coker wide whitewall tires!

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
The iconic Tri-Five Chevy offers the perfect amount of ’50s styling. This 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible is a great example and rolls on a set of our BFGoodrich Silvertown radial whitewall tires.

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
We spotted another slick Chevelle sporting our Firestone Wide Oval tires. It’s amazing the difference it makes to have period correct tires and wheels on such a classic muscle car.

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Chopped, channeled and slammed, this little Chevy pickup is what hot rodding is all about. The Firestone wide whitewall front runners, along with a pair of our Firestone Dragster cheater slicks finish off the truck perfectly.

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Somernites Power Cruise 2016
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Somernites Power Cruise 2016
Even the Somernites Raffle Car…a beautiful 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1…is rolling on a set of our Firestone Wide Oval tires! Matched up with a set of Magnum 500 wheels, this pony is looking good, and it will be given away at the October Somernites Cruise event!

Somernites Power Cruise 2016
The nightlight on “the strip” in Somerset, Kentucky is one of the coolest of the whole Somernites Power Cruise event. Hot rods, customs, muscle cars and classic trucks fill the streets and parking lots at night!