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Hot August Night Rod Run & Classic Car Cruise

On the evening of August 2, 2008, we held our Hot August Night Rod Run.  This was our first attempt at a rod run/cruise event held in the evening.  We figured with the hotter temperatures during this time of the year that it would be better to have the event in the evening.  We met in Weslaco at the Texas State Bank parking lot where participants were greeted with goodie bags filled with all sorts of items including a special dash plaque for the event and a coupon for our newest design RGV OldCars t-shirts.  In total we had about 85 cars join us at the bank and after a brief drivers meeting, we hit the road for about a 55 mile run through some back roads of the valley before ending up at the Colonial Village Shopping Center in McAllen where we met up with many many more car folks as the parking lot filled to overflowing.  Doug at the Eskimo Snow snow cone stand gave us all a free snow cone and Luca Pizza and Schlotzsky's offered discounts on meals for all the participants.  Harbor Freight Tools gave us over a number of prizes to give away and many of the lucky drivers went home with some sort of prize.  All in all everyone seemed to have a great time and made it through the run with no major problems.  Congratulations go out to Jim and Jann Schroeder for winning the trifecta of cruise hardships as for 3 times in a row they have had some sort of mechanical breakdown, but thankfully nothing too major and they pressed on and made it to the end.  A few others had some mechanical issues on some of the old cars that hadn't seen the road in sometime and kept our support vehicle driver busy, but it is still great to get those old cars out and running and get some of these bugs worked out of them.  Thank you also to the South Texas Mustang club who showed up in great numbers for this event and helped make it a great success.  We look forward to the next event and will keep you all posted on the schedule for it.



































Photos provided by Mark Molina, South Texas Mustang Club.


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