The 18th annual Big Bear Fun Run was held on August 11 & 12 in Big Bear, CA. Hosted by the very capable “Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club”, the event was sold out on March 17, 2007. Yes, you read correctly, “March”! The temperature in Riverside was in the high 90’s, but up the hill the sky was blue and the temperature was a cool 80. At over 8,000 feet elevation not only your body feels the thin air but so does the hot rod. The village has quite an interesting array of shops and restaurants so there was good shopping and okay food for all. On Saturday, as usual, 500 Hot Rodders were treated to their own parking space in the village. At the end of the day, all the hot rods lined up for the most amazing hot rod experience I have ever been a part of, a 10-mile drive around beautiful Big Bear Lake! The drive was more like a parade of cars in front of hundreds of locals who came out to cheer for all the cars as though each one was a winner. Even people in boats on the lake stopped to wave. After the lake cruise, the Bartlett Street Dance kept you jumping till 10:00. The “Fun Run” ended Sunday with a unique “drive thru” awards ceremony for over sixty winners.
For information on Fun Run 2008, contact Cal Roe at PO Box 6311, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. Thanks for the show!