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Rod Run to the Beach

The 44th Annual! August 17-18, 2024

2024 Rod Run Flyer

Cars galore at the Rod Run! An exciting array of Street Rods, Custom Classics and Antiques. Rain or Shine on Town Hill in Colonial Beach, Virginia.

Watch the hot rods parade through town and then get a close-up look at these fine machines once they park.

Judging takes place on Sunday and awards are usually given for things like:

  • Top 25
  • Best In Show
  • Founder's Choice

    GOOD NEWS!! The 37th Run Run to the Beach will be August 20-21 2016. The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce will be taking over the rod run. For registration contact the Chamber at

    Posted by Rod Run to the Beach on Thursday, February 25, 2016
    2023 Rod Run Flyer
    2022 Rod Run Entry Form

    Rod Run 2021 event flyer
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    36th Annual Rod Run to the Beach

    August 15 & 16, 2015

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    classic car convertible with top up
    The 34th Annual Rod Run took place on August 17 & 18, 2013 with 127 vehicles registered to compete. Best In Show: 1973 Chevy Camaro owned by Norman L. Bowie of Nanjemoy, MD. Founder's Choice Award: 1934 Chevy Sedan owned by Rita and Danny Buckmaster of Prince Frederick, MD. Among the top cars and owners were:
  • Ted Pittsley, Hannibal, NY, 1964 Chevrolet Push Truck
  • Dave Raley, Bel Alton, MD, 1983 Chevrolet S10
  • Jeremy Dick, Lottsburg, VA, 1953 Mercury Monterey
  • E.R. Shifflett, Earlyville, VA, 1931 Ford Coupe
  • Connie Farish, Greenwood, VA, 1934 Ford Coupe
  • Susan and Jackson Brown, Newburg, MD, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Larry Hurlburt, Indian Head, MD, 1966 Buick
  • L.W. Herring, Troy, VA, 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Timothy & Carla Claiborne, Hanover, VA, 1939 Chevrolet Sedan
  • John Gillison, Nokesville, VA, 1923 Ford T Bucket
  • Tommy and Marie Lewis, Tappahannock, VA, 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury
  • George and Glenda Damko, Winchester, VA, 1948 Ford
  • Bob Swink, Colonial Beach, VA, 1958 Ford
  • Lawrence Davis, Bumpass, VA, 1970 Chevrolet Pickup
  • Freddie Ahearn, Fredericksburg, VA, 1959 Ford
  • John Lobar, Colonial Beach, VA, 1949 Ford Pickup
  • Steve DeAtley, Colonial Beach, VA, 1941 Lincoln
  • Frank DeAtley, Colonial Beach, VA, 1941 Chevrolet
  • Pati & Steve Price, Woodstock VA, 1968 Ford Mustang

    Slideshow from 2012

    31st Annual (2010) Rod Run Results

    Best in Show: 1934 Chevy Sedan by Rita & Danny Buckmaster, Prince Frederick, MD
    Founders Award: 1941 Chevy Pickup by Don Taylor
    Top 30:
    1939 Chevrolet by Dan & Sheila Bradley, Colonial Beach
    1967 Chevy Nova by Ray & Joyce Rupertus, Lusby, MD
    1966 Chevelle Conv by Dickie Carns
    1939 Chevy by Timothy & Caroline Claiborne, Hanover
    Corvette by Jim Hardy, Huntingtown, MD
    1951 F1 Panel Truck by Bill Clifton, Fredericksburg
    1983 Chevrolet S10MD by David Raley, Bel Alton
    1967 Camaro by Robbie France, Warsaw
    1938 Ford Coupe by Vincent Mandley
    1962 Chevy BelAir by Victor Smith, Alexandria
    1949 Ford Coupe by Richard Willett, Marbury, MD
    1934 Plymouth 4Dr Sedan by Doug Brickner, Chesapeake
    1973 Chevy Monte Carlo by Keith Coffren, Waldorf, MD
    1965 Chevy Impala by Ed & Susan Mattingly, Mechanicsville, MD
    1968 Chevelle Malibu Conv. by Bill Speight, Colonial Beach
    1970 Chevy Pickup by John Burch, Montross
    1932 Ford Coupe by Mike Johnson, Charlotte Hall, MD
    1956 Chevy BelAir by Greg Kimble, Chesterfield
    1966 Chevy Impala SS by Bob Poole, Waldorf, MD
    1965 Buick Wildcat by Mike Levy, Colonial Beach
    1951 Chevy 2Dr Sedan by Skip Bloxom
    1966 Ford Mustang by Paul Miller
    1970 Ford by Roy Claus, Nokesville
    1967 Jaguar XKE by Roger Matherly, Colonial Beach
    1969 Camaro by Doug & Caroline Douglas, Charlotte Hall, MD
    1950 Chevy 2Dr Coupe by Les Sorey, Chesapeake
    1972 Chevelle SS by Alan & Sandy Carter, Richmond
    1949 Chevy Pickup by David Coates, Warsaw
    1965 Dodge Coronet by Mike Long, Colonial Beach
    1966 Shelby Cobra by John Hynson, Hollywood, MD

    The 2009 (30th Annual) happened on August 15th and 16th. I took these photos at that event:

    classic cars
    classic truck and car
    classic car convertible

    Rod Run

    P.O. Box 121 Colonial Beach, VA 22443
    phone: 804-224-0690

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