Sleepy Hollow Rod Run And Show ‘n’ Shine

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Event Category: Art Walks & Studio Tours

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  • The three day event held in Sechelt, BC, also know as the Festival of the Rolling Arts, hosts classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles.

    Rod Run
    This family event starts on Friday with cars registering at Hackett Park from 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM for the Rod Run to Halfmoon Bay.
    At the park, there will be a concession stand selling food and beverages.
    Prior to the Rod Run, there will be a free corn roast for the participants. This gives everyone a chance to meet and greet local car club members and out of town guests.

    The 30 km Rod Run cruise starts at 6:15 PM and is lead by our local RCMP with 450+ classic cars winding their way through 3-4000 spectators that line the highway from Sechelt to the Halfmoon Bay Fire Hall. Participants are always amazed at the warm welcome and enthusiasm by the cheering crowds that gather alongside the roadway. The spectators make signs, dress in costumes and place couches/ lawn chairs in their driveways. You also see a number of barbecues and house parties in full swing.

    Show ‘n’ Shine
    The Show ‘n’ Shine starts Saturday morning on Cowrie Street in downtown Sechelt and parking for participants commences at 8:00 AM with the assistance of Coasters Car Club volunteers. The Show ´n Shine for the spectators starts from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and the trophy presentations begin at 3:00 PM. Many of the trophies are donated from Sunshine Coast businesses and individuals and are presented for various categories judged by knowledgeable car enthusiasts, except for the People´s Choice and Mayor´s Choice awards.

    During the Show ‘n’ Shine there are numerous door prizes drawn all day at random for the participants. There is also a ladies poker walk open to spouses of the participants which involves collecting playing cards from the local merchants who have donated prizes and gifts. Local restaurants and food concession stands are available from volunteer organizations who are doing community fund raising. In addition, there are several vendor´s booths to purchase Sunshine Coast souvenirs and car enthusiast accessories.

    A big seller is the limited edition “Coasters Car Club Sleepy Hollow T-shirts”.

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