Traditionally considered the first big hot rod show of the year, The 21st Annual Temecula Rod Run was better then ever. Over 700 cars lined Front Street to the delight of 1000’s of spectators. The street was covered with an eclectic bunch of hot rods & people. The interesting shops that line the street were busy. There was no shortage of good food. The band “Pleasant Valley Sunday”, a Monkees tribute band, performed free at the Stampeed on Saturday night. The awards ceremony included 70 winners. The Friday evening cruise on Front Street is very cool. About 200 cars cruised the street from 3:00 till about 8:00, just like the old days. The new Friday night and Saturday format allows hot rodders to take some time on Sunday to enjoy the other attractions the Temecula area offers.
This year a special fund raising dinner was held Thursday evening at the South Coast Winery. P & R Events, the Rod Run producers, has pledged $175,000. over the next 5 years to the Boys & Girls Club of the Southwest County. 260 guests attended the dinner and some of celebrities that attended were Vinny “The Customizer”, Bill Hinds, TV Tommy Ivo, Al DiMora, Tombstone, and Bobby Sherman. George Barris was honored with a “Life Time Achievement Award” and Temecula made March 8 “George Barris Day”.
For future show information and the list of awards contact; www:pnrevents.com
October 12-13, 2007 are the dates for the Fall Temecula Rod Run. Thanks for the Show!