The 18th annual Sleepy Hollow Rod Run was a huge success.
Last Friday night, Aug. 9, 416 cars started out from Hackett Park for the rod run that leaves Highway 101 to wind its way up and down Redrooffs Road through Halfmoon Bay.
Much to the delight of hundreds of fans and viewers, it was a wonderful run.
Fans of the cars came out in droves, sitting roadside and creating a festival atmosphere. Many viewers dressed in costume, applauding and cheering the rides as they drove by.
A number of the newcomers on the run said it was the best one they have ever been on, promising to come back next year to take in the magnificent sights and hospitality of the Sunshine Coast.
Saturday morning in Sechelt started early for members of the Coasters Car Club. Traffic volunteers were on the street setting up at 5 a.m. to make the street ready for the 348 cars participating in this year’s show ‘n’ shine.
From 9 a.m. until trophy presentations at 3 p.m., Cowrie Street was packed with appreciative fans. There were many, many comments from the viewers about how terrific an event this is and they had never seen so many beautiful cars in one place.
In the evening, the Car Club held a dinner and dance for the participants.
“This year’s festival went off beautifully. In keeping with participants’ and visitors’ enthusiasm for the event, we hope to make it even better next year,” said Coasters Car Club president Greg Falls.