The Packwood Summer Rod Run:  A Car Enthusiast’s Paradise in the Mountains

Jul 14, 2023

Packwood, Washington, home to phenomenal outdoor beauty and a thriving automotive community, becomes the center of attention in Lewis County during the annual Packwood Summer Rod Run on July 29-30, 2023 at the Cowlitz River Lodge. The event brings together classic car enthusiasts from far and wide to celebrate all things automobile. Join the fun as roaring engines and gleaming chrome take center stage against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery.

Originally, the Packwood Summer Rod Run began as a small gathering of local car enthusiasts forming the East End Cruisers Car Club, and the event has grown over the years, drawing participants and visitors from all across the region.  Today the Rod Run is a thriving celebration, showcasing the passion and dedication of Packwood’s automobile community.

Car enthusiasts come to the Rod Run to enjoy the beauty and nostalgia of the cars on display. Whether you’re an owner or admirer, the event offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts and indulge in a shared love for classic cars.

In addition to the display of cars, the Packwood Summer Rod Run hosts activities and entertainment options for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the barbecue on Friday night, a poker run, an awards ceremony, and a Saturday night street dance. Contests and raffles keep the atmosphere energetic throughout the event and food vendors serve up delicious treats to fuel attendees.

The Packwood Rod Run is not just an event; it’s a summer celebration of community. Whether you’re a seasoned collector, a first-time attendee, or a local resident, the Packwood Summer Rod Run offers summer fun for everyone.  Gates open at 8 am!

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