Rod Run: The Northwest's great classic car show

Rod Run: The Northwest's great classic car show

The Beach Barons Car Club is proud that the Rod Run to the End of the World has gained national recognition.

"My Classic Car," a cable television program featuring Dennis Gage, filmed last year's Rod Run, in which more than 1,000 classic cars and hot rods participated.

Rod Run is the grand finale of the Peninsula's busy summer season, a must-see for all car enthusiasts. It features classics and hot rods from the 1970s and earlier, and attracts tens of thousands of spectators each year.

The Beach Barons consider their show a perfect time for the Peninsula to "show and shine."

Be sure and pick up one of the 2003 program books at any of your local merchants. Posters, T-Shirts and flyers also are available to merchants and the public.

Engine raffle tickets are on sale for $1 each - this may be your opportunity to win a new Chevy or Ford engine. The drawing will be held at the end of the show on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Show dates are Friday-Sunday, Sept. 5-7, 2003, at the "Home of the Beach Barons" field in Ocean Park. More than 1,000 participating cars are expected to attend the 20th annual Rod Run to the End of the World. Registrations are still being accepted. On-site registration begins Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spectator parking is available at the old Rod Run field at 256th and "U" St. in Ocean Park. A shuttle bus will operate between the parking area and the festival field until 5 p.m. on Saturday and until 3 p.m. on Sunday, making the circuit approximately every 20 minutes.

Handicap parking is available at the festival field clubhouse. Only vehicles with mirror tags or handicap license plates will be allowed to park in this area.

For additional show information and registration requests, call 665-3565 or check the web, at

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