NHRA Hot Rod Reunion Boosts Local Tourism

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If you try to drive through Bowling Green this weekend you'll have thousands of hot rods to contend with.

The NHRA Hot Rod Reunion is in town bringing 40,000 motorheads with it.

You may have a longer drive to the golf course this weekend, but the benefit to our local economy should make it worthwhile.

Tourism officials estimate this event will drop more than$3.5 million into local tourism businesses, which means more tax revenues for the city.

Beech Bend's owner says campgrounds and hotels from Nashville to Elizabethtown are full of hot rod reunion fans.

"We love that and the people in town, they love that. The restaurants and hotels are doing a big business weekend," said Beech Bend owner Dallas Jones.

"We will let them set up around outside and they will show off their cars, it's a great event," said Hampton Inn Sales Manager Amy Cardwell.

This is the 3rd year this event has been in Bowling Green and is the largest for Beech Bend, our area's biggest tourist attraction.