RUN TO THE SUN IN THE NEWS
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.