Midnight Cruizers Rod Fest
By Mike Myers
THE MIDNIGHT CRUIZERS' secret is out aft er its 2019 show - all over eleven western states including Jacksonville, Florida, home to a 2003 Mach1 Mustang. If you were looking for chill July mornings, extra warm aft ernoons, and cooling ocean breezes in the evenings then you needed to be at the intersection of Market and Broadway in downtown Aberdeen on Saturday, July 13, for the eighth edition of Rod Fest.
Another secret is that aft er putting on Rod Runs for seven years in downtown Aberdeen and 37 years at Rainbow State Park for the whole family's enjoyment it is understood the Midnight Cruizers know a thing or two about Rod Runs. Th is year's event drew entries from Oregon, and a multitude of entrees from eastern and western Washington for a total of 162 vehicles, another record turnout.
Along with music, food vendors, restaurants and shops showing their wares, the intersection of Market and Broadway was a lively scene for classic cars with gleaming chrome, modifi ed cars with hot paint jobs, and custom street rods with fat tires and chrome wheels. There was something for everybody who appreciates a Poker Walk, 50/50 raffl e for Meals on Wheels, event t-shirts, and dash plaques for the fi rst 150 entrees, more than 40 awards, door prizes, goodie bags and a free hotdog, chips and a drink on the preceding Friday night at Earley Point S Tire in Aberdeen.
Vacationers and those on long weekends combined a car show with all the beauty that unforgettable Grays Harbor has to off er, including; hiking mountains and trails, boating on lakes and rivers, fi shing pristine streams and the ocean, wiggling your toes on warm sandy beaches, photographing a rain forest, biking, surfi ng, clam digging, camping, horseback riding, golfing, jet boat events, motorcycle racing, car racing, rodeos, shorebirds, soaring Bald Eagles, herds of elk, migrating whales and pirates. natural resources are in abundance in any direction from Aberdeen, the centerpiece of Grays Harbor and the gateway to endless recreation. It's a great place to enjoy a staycation or a weekend rod run.
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