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Feel the Purr and Hear the Rumble of the Garden Valley Rod Run and Show and Shine

Photo by Linda Ruppel -GV


The 8th annual Garden Valley Rod Run and Show and Shine event is ready to start up once again in downtown Crouch on Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 8am – 4pm. This event brings many cars to town from all over the area and beyond.

Photo by CJ Scharf -GV

The sound of those purring engines will fill the town as cars arrive. Full of fun events, great people and awesome food the public can tour the cars at this free event. Jack Griffith, one of the local organizers of the car show says, “All Classic cars are welcome! Fords! Chevys! Volkswagens! MGs! Euros! And much more!”

Spectators and participants are welcomed to dress up in those clothes that fit a 50’s style or “pin-up” attire. Get your 50’s and Pin up attire and come to the not so average rod run! Great for photo opportunities, too.

It isn’t just a show and shine, it’s an organized rod run. There is a meet and greet starts at 8am at the Home Depot in Boise off  Hwy 55 and State St. and will travel up to Crouch! Locals can meet and greet in Crouch. Cars will start arriving around 9am to show classy cars from a different era. It is only $5 registration fee and no need to pre-register.

Photo by CJ Scharf- GV

Photo by CJ Scharf- GV

When the cars arrive there will be an entrance gate Car Photo Booth where 5×7 portraits will be made just to say thanks to the participants. This is something new to enjoy. The car judging will be from 10am – 12pm with ALL Car show completed at noon. There are over 30 prizes, goodie bags, and a Best in Class Trophy.  Prizes will be presented at 2pm.

While visiting, take time to check out the Art Gallery, the newest stores in town, the historical museum, the Farmer’s Market, and fabulous foods and eateries. Sponsors of the car show are Silver Key Classics and Wild Bills Cafe & Bistro.

Written by Janet Juroch – BCC Staff