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Sunrunners hosting weekend Carne Asada Run

April 12, 2002|By MARIO RENTERIA

Staff Writer

IMPERIAL — Street rod, muscle car, classic and custom truck enthusiasts will gather Saturday and Sunday for the Sunrunners Carne Asada Run.

The event, in its 18th year, will start at 1 p.m. Saturday with the "poker rally." Registration for the poker rally will begin at 11 a.m. at Alford Distributing, 599 E. Main St. in El Centro.

The poker rally is a sort of treasure hunt. Participants will be given clues at the starting point to get to the next point. At each point the participant will be given a poker card and a clue to get to the next checkpoint. A total of five checkpoints will be placed all over the Imperial Valley. Participants will use their vehicles to drive to each checkpoint, said Sunrunners Car Club member Norm Davis.


The poker rally will end at Eager Park in Imperial around 5 p.m. There three awards will be given: to the participant with the best poker hand, the participant who had the most fun and the participant who finished the poker rally closest to an estimated time.

After the poker rally a special prize will be given to the best car among the participants.

On Sunday, the event will kick-off at 8 a.m. with the main show, the Show and Shine at the Imperial Valley Expo in Imperial. Sunrunners members and other enthusiasts are given the opportunity to showcase their vehicles at the show.

The Show and Shine is not a competition and no prizes will be given. It is only a demonstration for car enthusiasts.

Registration for the Show and Shine will be going on through Sunday.

Davis said the club already has registered participants from San Diego, Yuma, Anaheim, Chula Vista and San Bernardino as well as local participants.

"It should be good," he said.

He said this year will be the first year the clubs have merchant display booths during the Show and Shine.

He praised the merchants who donated gifts for the event and the Imperial Chamber of Commerce for its continued support. He also praised Alford Distributing for letting the club use its facility as the start point.

Carne asada plates will be $6 at the show Sunday. The money will go to the Sunrunners organization.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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