PHOTOS: 2014 Temecula Rod Run; modern glimpse into the past

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  1. Reality Checker   March 12, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I’ve been holding off from posting any comments on the Rod Run, waiting to see what others may think first. But, I’ve got to weigh in here. Lots of the cars there were "backyard mechanic works in progress, or rather less impressive works that were done with love for cars, but comes up short on the quality cars that have been seen in years way past. Owners of the really good cars will not bring them to the Rod Run any more because they get damaged with scratches from peoples keys, strollers, dogs jumping up on them, and people generally not giving a crap about the cars and the hard work and investment that go into them. That’s why we don’t get the really good cars showing up anymore. And I’m getting sick of all the bands and DJ’s that are so loud and bleed all over each other. It’s just noise pollution anymore. And, I didn’t like all the pop-ups with vendors for solar panels for your house and crap like that which didn’t have any remote connection to cars.
    In the end, it wasn’t worth going to. Hot sun, crappy cars, loud DJ’s blasting marketing crap and sucky music in your ears, the whole thing just sucked, period. It’s not going to get any better unless some real changes are made. Like selling admission tickets to keep the rif-raf out that doesn’t care if they damage someones car to start with.

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  2. Another disappointed person   March 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Unfortunately, none of the ‘winners’ in this show were told what they won for. Names were called and from what we saw, they were given License plates as the trophy. How can you have 50 winners in a show? Shouldn’t it have been first and maybe second place for specific categories?

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  3. mike   March 15, 2014 at 9:42 am

    In the end it is great for business, great tax dollars, great people and overall great time with a few hick-ups that will always happen.

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  4. Bill Marsh   March 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I have been to at least 15 Temecula Rod Runs, including the latest one. I disagree with the guy who said the quality of cars was not good. I saw lots of great cars and met some really nice people. Our car club (Sultans of Long Beach) enjoyed the show and we will definitely be back again.

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  5. Reality Checker   March 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Sorry, but the really good cars just aren’t there anymore. A few unwittingly show up, yes. Most by far are just low budget resto-mods done by ordinary backyard mechanics doing it for a part time hobby, and it shows.
    The Temecula Rod Run should be a world class event, not quite asking for Pebble Beach, but close. This was a serious disappointment if you are looking for good quality cars.

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  6. Reality Checker   March 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    If you’ve ever heard of or had the fantastic opportunity to go to Volo, ….now THERE are some darn fine cars! Not this crap that shows up at the Temecula Resto-Mod show.

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  7. VINCE   April 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Even though I won an award at this show–I was exhausted playing a car monitor to all the unruly crowd at this event–too much beer, to many no respect to the cars spectators, ridiculously loud music–and the exit at the end was a complete un organized disaster–ran a lot better when the P & R foundation was in charge. this is my last hurrah at this show!!!

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