Several dozen hot rods cruised through Historic Downtown Murrieta Friday afternoon.
In 106-degree heat on black asphalt, hot rod enthusiasts gathered in The Mill Restaurant parking lot near Washington Avenue and A Street to show off their sets of wheels. The event served as a preview to the Murrieta Rod Run, set for Nov. 8-9.
The gathering Friday was so that a videographer could film a 60-second promotional video to help publicize the event.
Sam Harding, who is a resident of Lake Elsinore and former chairman of the Temecula Rod Run in 1994, brought his 1970 El Camino SS 396.
“We are expecting a 500 car turnout. It will be really nice to see all of the cars parked here in Old Town Murrieta,” Harding said.
Larry Bohne, a long time Murrieta resident and veteran car show enthusiast was also present at Friday’s gathering. He grabbed the crowd’s attention when he rolled in with his fire red 1930 Ford Model A.
“I believe the Murrieta Rod Run will not only bring revenue to the shops in Old Town but the entire city as well. It will bring recognition to our city which is most important. Come on out and see us in November!” Bohne said.
Proceeds from the 2013 Murrieta Rod Run will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County in order for the nonprofit to renovate the Murrieta Clubhouse at California Oaks Sports Park.
For more information regarding the event, contact organizer Pat Vesey at 951-325-7100 or visit Murrietarodrun.com.
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