PENINSULA — South Pacific County's hectic summer visitor season reached a grand finale last weekend with return of an officially sanctioned Rod Run to the End of the World following last year's pandemic-driven intermission.

The Beach Barons-sponsored event brought around 950 official entries, plus hundreds more vehicles owned by car buffs who come to the beach for a weekend of automobile-oriented celebrations. Observers commented that this year was exceptionally well attended, resembling how Rod Run once was when it used to be held on Labor Day weekend. Crowds levels on and along Pacific Avenue invited comparisons to the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally.

As usual, attendees and the vast majority of other celebrants enjoyed law-abiding fun. However, there were two dangerous traffic incidents over the weekend, with a report on Page A14. See more photos on Pages A12-13, and see next week's Chinook Observer for Bonni Hilderman's Wilson Field photos and trophy winners.

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