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. See the You Tube Video of the Rod Run.
The Rod Run is finished upon the return trip to Sechelt. Participants can go to A&W, eat at local restaurants and pubs, or head to their accommodations and rest-up for Saturday events. Or why not join us for a burger, fries and a drink at the Blue Ocean Golf course in Sechelt after the rod run?
Burnouts are ZERO tolerance during the Rod Run. Anyone caught doing burnouts will have all weekend privileges revoked immediately and there will be NO refund. There are many families that gather alongside the road and for their safety we cannot risk any liability brought on by a few simple minded folks who insist on doing the burnouts. The liability is the responsibility of the individual and not the Coasters Car Club. We do not want anyone to get hurt, injured or maybe even killed by someone´s negligence. If you wish to do burnouts, the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association hosts the Drag Races on Sunday and you can do all the burnouts you want in a safe and controlled location. Please be advised, the RCMP will take action against the individual and potentially cancel future Rod Runs if we do not take measures to enforce our zero tolerance policy for burnouts. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Show & Shine on NOW BACK ON COWRIE STREET. Please see the map included in your registrati0n package. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER FROM Trail Ave. to Cowrie Street and be directed to a parking spot. There will be traffic control to park you. Gates will open at 6:00 am.
If you would like to park as a group please arrive together, we will NOT hold spaces. Don’t forget your headlight sticker! (Drivers side headlight) Please have your car on the field by 10 am for judging. If you missed registration Friday night you can register until noon at our central location. COASTERS MEMBERS WILL BE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, JUST LOOK FOR THE BRIGHT “STAFF” T-SHIRTS! (NOTE: ONCE YOU ARE PARKED ON THE FIELD YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE UNTIL AWARDS PRESENTATION IS OVER)
DURING THE SHOW & SHINE See us at our Command Center. Door Prizes will be drawn throughout the day so keep checking
the board for your car number. T-shirts will also be available from our Command Center. There
will be vendors booths around this location. Don’t forget to get some 50/50 tickets!! There will be
draws all day long and it’s a great way to win some cash!
Trophy presentations at our Command Center
During the Show ‘n’ Shine there are numerous door prizes drawn all day at random for the participants. Local restaurants and food concession stands are available from volunteer organizations who are doing community fund raising. A big seller is the limited edition “Coasters Car Club Sleepy Hollow T-shirts”. There will be a food truck on the field during the Show ‘n’ Shine and the Lions Club will be selling 50/50 tickets.
On Sunday, two events are taking place: 1) Drag Racing at the local Sechelt Airport located at the top of Field Road in Wilson Creek. This event is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association on a 1/8 mile track. This event is open to all attendees of the motor sport weekend, however, there is a mandatory tech inspection of your vehicle by the SCDRA. There are many classes of dragsters that include: top fuelers, exhibition cars, funny cars, street machine, hotrod and stock classes. 2) There is a Rod Run and Show ‘n’ Shine in Pender Harbour, at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Madeira Park which is approximately 60 kilometers north of Sechelt. Participants in the Rod Run assemble at 9:00 a.m. at the Trail Bay Centre for a 9:30 am departure to Pender Harbour. The Show ‘n’ Shine is from noon until 4:00 PM and is a great way to relax. You are also eligible to win trophies and door prizes.