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Pushrods' Riverside Run is Just the Way We Like It!

Photos and Story by Bob Roseberry

The Push Rods do know how to throw a party! Their timing was pretty good too, because they managed to hold off the legendary Grays Harbor rain for most of the day, and even then, it was only just enough to leave an outline around the cars and nothing more. Aside from a great car show, the Push Rods inserted a participant's "swap meet" into the proceedings, plus raffles and t-shirt sales. Such is the "vibe" of this event that everybody on hand always seems to be having a good time. This is just the way we like it.

Each year, the Push Rods dedicate the River Run to one of their old-time members. For 2018, this was Paul Love, long time 'Rodder and owner of a flathead powered Model A coupe plus a founding member of and guitar player for The Legendary Beachcombers, a Hoquiam rock band active throughout the Northwest from 1961 to 1967 and again from 1989 through 2016. Love's flat black, full fendered A-V8 was featured on the event flyer along with his white, solid body electric guitar.

The 2019 Riverside Run will happen 0n June 29th, just about the time that the Grays Harbor weather gets dependable and by that we mean that notable rain is un-likely. Hoquiam is just a day trip from most of Western Washington and the Push Rods do manage to attract a righteous assortment of hot rods (a specialty), muscle cars, antiques and restorations, so pack up your "necessaries" (as the mountain men used to say) and head on down. Good people and cool cars hard to improve on that.

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