Relics and Rods wrapped up its 44th Annual Run to the Sun event with local and out-of-state car clubs that participated this past weekend.
The three- day event began with a kick-off dinner, followed by a car show and shine, trophy presentation and a parade down McCulloch Boulevard Sunday.
In 1975, The Relics and Rods Car Club was established with only a few residents who had an interest in old cars. During the first few years, the club met at various locations around town including Kings Clipper Barber Shop, Wings Best Western Motel, the Chamber of Commerce.
Later in 1978, club members decided to put on a car show at the London Bridge Shopping Center’s parking lot. The car show was eventually moved to October and the name was changed to Run to the Sun with as many as 1,000 vehicles displayed at the event.
“Some nonprofits that benefit from the proceeds include Pregnancy Care, New Horizons, Mile Markers, Meals on Wheels, Hospice of Havasu, Community Health Foundation and many more,” said Chairman of the Charity Committee, Relics and Rods Car Club Kathy Stiller. “We have given away over $ 250,000 each year.”
Trophy sponsors included Lake Havasu Police Department, Hanger 24, Women’s Network Exchange of Arizona (WNEA), Havasu Masonic Lodge, Havasu Solar and many more listed below.