7th annual Rod Run speeds through Murrieta

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Amy and Jim Paterson take a break from the excitement in their 1964 Volkswagen walkthrough bus at the Murrieta Rod Run Saturday, Oct. 12. The two-day event was hosted by the Drifters Car Club of Southern California and benefited Oak Grove Center. Ryan Ponitz photo

Thousands of car aficionados flocked to historic downtown Murrieta for the 7th annual Murrieta Rod Run Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12.

Featuring music, entertainment, food, vendors and the always popular classic cars, the event hosted by the Drifters Car Club of Southern California, benefits Murrieta’s Oak Grove Center.

The event led off with the Friday Night Cruise which took place on Washington Avenue, between Kalmia and Ivy streets. On Saturday, more than 20,000 visitors got an up close and personal look at the 400 hot rods and classic cars parked on Washington Street during the free event.

For more information on the Murrieta Rod Run, visit www.murrietarodrun.com. For more information on the Drifters Car Club of Southern California, visit www.drifterscarclub.net.

For more information on Oak Grove Center and how you can help achieve its mission of rebuilding the lives of at risk children and their families, visit, https://oakgrovecenter.org.

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.