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RUN TO THE SUN IN THE NEWS

2024 Award Winners

2024 Car of the Year

1946 Ford Woody

Paul Atkins Hanceville, AL

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2024 Truck of the Year

1956 Chevy Pickup

Mike and Patsy Moore, Indian Trail, NC

Pee Dee Street Rodders Picks

#228 Jerry Lyndon 1954 Chevy Truck

#541 Jerry Hayes 1970 442 Olds

#1968 Jeff Crisp 1966 Chevy II

#2203 Chuck Epler 1940 Ford Coupe

#2424 Allen Floars 1957 Chevy Truck

Ladies Choice

#1252 Michael Neighbors 1961 International Metro 

#1291 Glenn Hackney 1971 Chevy Pickup

#1667 Marcus Smith 1964 Ford F100

#2732 William McLaughlin 1967 Ford Mustang

#3150 Jimmy Moore 1966 Chevy Nova SS

Good Guys Picks

#102 Ronnie Clements 1937 Packard

#542 West Trammel 1957 Chevy Pickup

#597 Ronnie & Linda Loney 1961 Chevy Impala

#764 Mike Hargrove 1955 Chevy 2 Door Post

NSRA Picks

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City of Myrtle Beach Award

#2199 Richard Bischoff 1953 Desoto Surfer Wagon

Katie's Pick

#2637 Matt Grosso 1957 Chevy 210 Wagon

Sponsor Picks

12 Volt Specialties #558 William Stanley 1959 Chevy Pickup

At The Beach RV #2916 Stan Ship 1968 Cadillac Deville

Ausleys Chevelle Parts #2444 Chris Lung 1972 Ford

Autobank USA #3151 Jay Moore 1969 Chevy Camaro

Broadway at the Beach #1889 Glen Hancock 1956 Ford F100

Capital Vacations #3122 Thomas Vitali 1940 Ford Sedan

Creative Rods & Restoration #668 Michael Smalls 1965 Chevy C10 Dully

Diamond Back Classics #2867 Kent Writtenberry 1954 Chevy Sedan

Elvis Service Company #1202 Gary Barber 1932 Packard

Events Apparel #2673 Richard Worley 1967 Chevy Corvette

Four Points Sheraton #2663 Kameron Burchette 1967 Chevy Camaro

GAA Classic Cars #2459 Michael Toombs 1967 Chevy C10

Hagerty #737 Terry Blanton 1988 Pontiac Formula

Hard Rock Cafe #1051 Paul Atkins 1946 Ford Woody

Hinson Synthetics #1246 Jummy Clain 1969 Chevy El Camino

Jax Wax Before the Run #253 Shane Stevenson 1971 Chevy Chevelle

Kaufman Trailers #997 William Rodgers 1956 Chevy Belair

KOA of Myrtle Beach #264 Jim Longwith 1987 Buick Grand National

Legends in Concert #1275 Kent James 1949 Chevy Truck

Myrtle Beach Pelicans #1154 Scott Smith 1963 Dodge 330

PALM Charter High School #754 Derek Clark 1967 Chevy II

Penske Truck Rental #3239 Crystal Gebler 1969 Chevelle SS

Photo Sports USA #1252 Michael Neighbors 1961 International Metro

Rats at the Beaver #672 Andrew Beshears 1954 International

Streetside Classics #652 Donald Hill 1967 Chevy Corvette

VEI Communications#102 Ronnie Clements 1937 Packard Convertible

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RUN TO THE SUN PHOTOS & VIDEOS

2023 Event

2021 Event

2022 Event

September 2023

The 35th Annual Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show returns to Myrtle Beach March 14-15-16, 2024, at the Old Myrtle Square Mall, 2501 North Kings Highway.  Considered the largest independent classic car show on the east coast, the three-day event features over 3,500 pre-1989 cars and trucks, 150 vendors and sponsors, and 10,000 spectators on 56 acres.  More information including how to register a vehicle, purchase spectator tickets and the schedule of events can be found on the website www.runtothesuncarshow.com

We look forward to welcoming Luke Duke and The Blues Brothers to the event. Come see Tom Wopat, Luke Duke and the souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger "General Lee" all weekend at the Run to the Sun. Tom starred in the iconic 1980's TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard” which aired 147 episodes over 6 years.  Tom has been performing in stage musicals since the age of 12. Wopat has enjoyed a multi -faceted career in film, television, on the Broadway stage, and singing in venues as varied as Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ol’ Opry, and the Hollywood Bowl. He has also recorded 12 albums in the last 35 years, the most recent being July’s release, the eponymous singer/songwriter- styled “Wopat”.

Also appearing are The Blues Brothers with Stan and Bob Hammond as Jake and Elwood Blues. The brothers have been performing as Jake and Elwood Blues from the hit 1980 movie "The Blues Brothers" for almost a decade and will be at Run to the Sun with the Bluesmobile, their 1974 Dodge Monaco Sedan.  Come by for a photo opportunity and to say hello in the celebrity area located in the north-west vendor and sponsor area.

 

Show owner and manager, Michael Leaventon said he and his team have been planning the event for the past year to present visitors from 24 states the best car show possible. “We are looking forward to carrying on the family-friendly car show that the Pee Dee Street Rodders have hosted successfully for so many years,” he said. “We will offer 40 winner plaques presented by our staff, partners and sponsors.”

The event will continue to generously support many local and national charities including National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Children’s Miracle Network at McLeod Children’s Hospital, Horry County Sherriff’s Department Benevolent Fund, Grand Strand Miracle League, and the Carolina Forest HS NJROTC Booster Club.  These donations have exceeded 2.0 million dollars over the history of the event and over $100,000 in the past 2 years.

Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show is operated by Events Apparel, a promotions company and event merchandising company focused on classic car shows, including Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Arthritis Foundation’s Columbus Auto Show, Carlisle Events and others.  Michael is the owner/operator of Events Apparel and the Run to the Sun Car Show along with his wife of 27 years, and their two adult children.

January 23, 2023

The 34th Annual Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show returns to Myrtle Beach March 16-17-18, 2023, at the Old Myrtle Square Mall, 2501 North Kings Highway.  Considered the largest independent classic car show on the east coast, the three-day event features over 3,500 pre-1989 cars and trucks, 150 vendors and sponsors, and 10,000 spectators on 56 acres.  More information including how to register a vehicle, purchase spectator tickets and the schedule of events can be found on the website www.runtothesuncarshow.com.

New this year is a section of the event called “Gasoline Alley”, presented by Streetside Classics, sponsored by In The Pits Racing Radio, powered by Racing Junk.  Gasoline Alley is a collection of vintage race cars, gassers, and dragsters and is located in the north-west vendor and sponsor area.  This section of the event will be sure to win the hearts of race car and hot rod enthusiasts of all ages.

The Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show will be hosting two very special guests as well.  NASCAR legend and author of the best selling book "I Was a NASCAR Redneck", Will Cronkite, will be signing autographs along side of the First Lady of Motorsports, Linda Vaughn.  Come by Gasoline Alley for a photo opportunity.

Show owner and manager, Michael Leaventon said he and his team have been planning the event for the past year to present visitors from 24 states the best car show possible. “We are looking forward to carrying on the family-friendly car show that the Pee Dee Street Rodders have hosted successfully for so many years,” he said. “We will offer 40 winner plaques presented by our staff, partners and sponsors.”

The event will continue to generously support many local and national charities including National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Children’s Miracle Network at McLeod Children’s Hospital, Horry County Sherriff’s Department Benevolent Fund, Grand Strand Miracle League, and the Carolina Forest HS NJROTC Booster Club.  These donations have exceeded 1.9 million dollars over the history of the event with last year’s event donating close to $50,000.

Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show is operated by Events Apparel, a promotions company and event merchandising company focused on classic car shows, including Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Arthritis Foundation’s Columbus Auto Show, Carlisle Events and others.  Michael is the owner/operator of Events Apparel and the Run to the Sun Car Show along with his wife of 26 years, and their two adult children.

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October 12, 2022

 

Will Conkrite and Linda Vaughn at Gasoline Alley at the

34th Annual Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show

 

The Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show is pleased to announce it’s newest addition- Gasoline Alley to the entertainment you will discover at the 34th Annual Event this coming March 16-17-18, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

 

We will be hosting two very special guests this coming spring.  NASCAR legend and author of the best selling book "I Was a NASCAR Redneck", Will Cronkite, will be signing autographs along side of the First Lady of Motorsports, Linda Vaugh.  Come by for a photo opportunity. All of this is happening at Gasoline Alley presented by Streetside Classics, sponsored by In the Pits Racing Radio, powered by Racing Junk.  

Street Side Classics will once again host a section of the event that will win the hearts of enthusiasts of all ages.  Al Liebmann of In the Pits Media will lead they way with a  variety of authentic  vintage race cars “These are the race vehicles we all grew up admiring”, Said Big Al. Al went on to say,  “when you think of classic and vintage race cars what comes to mind is legendary NASCAR cars- we will have several actual restored Cup Cars; Drag racing will not be left behind- Vintage Front Engine Nitro dragsters and Fuel Altered Coupes will be part of the show- we don’t want to  fail to mention a few vintage Indy cars and last but not least the winningest IROC car in history, Mark Martins Trans Am will be part of the event”.

For more information about Gasoline Alley and sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Larry O’Donohue- Larryo@inthepitsmedia.com

Mike Neff- Miken@inthepitsmedia.com

Al Liebmann- BigAl@inthepitsmedia.com

January 12, 2022
Announcing Special Guest Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster


Butch Patrick is an American former child actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eight, Patrick is perhaps best known for his role as child werewolf Eddie Munster on the CBS comedy television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and in the 1966 feature film Munster, Go Home, and as Mark on the ABC Saturday morning series, Lidsville from 1971 to 1973.

Patrick began his acting career in 1961, making his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox comedy-fantasy The Two Little Bears. Over the next two years, Patrick went on to appear in guest-starring roles on numerous television series, including Ben Casey, Alcoa Premiere, Bonanza, My Favorite Martian and Rawhide as well as recurring roles on The Real McCoys and General Hospital.

In 1964, Patrick landed the role of child werewolf Eddie Munster, starring alongside Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster and Al Lewis as Grandpa, on the CBS television series, The Munsters, a fantasy situation comedy loosely based on Universal's movie monsters. The role of Eddie was originally portrayed by child actor Happy Derman in the pilot episode before Patrick was ultimately selected out of 500 boys for the role.

After The Munsters ended, Patrick continued to appear in guest-starring roles on various popular television series of the 1960s, including I Dream of Jeannie, Gunsmoke, The Monkees, Daniel Boone and Adam-12, as well as a recurring role as Gordon Dearing on the CBS family comedy series My Three Sons. In 1971, Patrick landed the starring role on the ABC Saturday morning children's program Lidsville. Patrick returned to occasional film and television work, including making cameo appearances as "Himself" on episodes of the Fox animated television series The Simpsons and the 2003 comedy film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

December 4, 2021

 

The 33rd Annual Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show returns to Myrtle Beach March 17-19, 2022, at the Old Myrtle Square Mall, 2501 North Kings Highway.  Considered the largest independent classic car show on the east coast, the three-day event features over 3,200 pre-1989 cars and trucks, 150 vendors and sponsors, and 10,000 spectators on 54 acres.  More information including how to register a vehicle, purchase tickets and the schedule of events can be found on the website www.runtothesuncarshow.com.

The 2022 event is the first under new leadership. The Pee Dee Street Rodders announced their retirement from hosting the show, handing over operations to long time car show supporter and vendor, Michael Leaventon, president of Events Apparel, which has been an event sponsor and vendor since the show’s launch. “The club thought Michael and his team would be the perfect fit to continue the tradition we have created over the past 32 years,” said Pee Dee Hot Rodders member David Rodgers. “Our team has been working closely with Michael to make a smooth transition,” added Pee Dee Street Rodders Roy Lowman. “We appreciate that all of our vendors and sponsors are supporting the show this year.”

Leaventon said he and his team have a few additional events and special appearances planned for this year’s show. “We are looking forward to carrying on the family-friendly car show that the Pee Dee Street Rodders have hosted successfully for so many years,” he said. “We plan to host a welcome party for participants on Wednesday evening.  We are also adding several celebrity appearances throughout the weekend.”

The event will continue to generously support many local and national charities including National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Children’s Miracle Network at McLeod Children’s Hospital, Horry County Sherriff’s Department Benevolent Fund, Grand Strand Miracle League, United States Submarine Veterans Association, and the Carolina Forest HS NJROTC Booster Club.  These donations are supported by entry fees, sponsorships and 50/50 raffle ticket sales.

Events Apparel is an event merchandising company focused on classic car shows, including Cruisin' Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Arthritis Foundation’s Columbus Auto Show, Carlisle Events and others.  Michael is the owner/operator of Events Apparel and the Run to the Sun Car Show along with his wife of 25 years, Katie, and their two college-aged children Abigail and Andrew.

PAST EVENT VIDEOS -

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PAST EVENT PHOTOS -

2023 Car of the Year
1967 Chevy Nova
Harry Pickett
2022 Car of the Year
1959 Chevy Corvette
Jerry Lyndon
2023 Truck of the Year
1931 Chevy Hercules Truck
Donald Elliott
2022 Truck of the Year
1940 Ford Truck
Bubba Bowman
2021 Car of the Year
1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon
Joe Dilkes
2021 Truck of the Year
1952 Chevy Truck
Rodney Norton Sr.
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2021 Video
2019 Car of the Year
 
2018 Car of the Year
 
2019 Truck of the Year
 
2018 Truck of the Year
 
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