One of the most memorable years of the annual Back to Brunswick Rod Run was 2011, when both Jimmy Shine and Pete Chapouris of the SoCal Speed Shop headed down under and rubbed shoulders with regular Aussies during the popular northern NSW weekender. With Shine leaving SoCal to begin his own business and Pete’s untimely passing in January 2017, those moments can never be duplicated. Run host Rodney Brewer did however form a strong friendship with Chapouris and in his honour, has invited Pete’s son, Pete Chapouris IV to be the special guest at this year’s event. The young Chapouris has gone on to become a great ambassador for the famous Pomona shop and the SoCal brand and we’re keen to hear some stories over a beer or three.
Back to Brunswick is a laid back affair, centred around the historic Brunswick Heads Hotel, just a one hour cruise south of the Gold Coast. This year’s event is the 10th anniversary and will run from July 13-15. The agenda remains the same with lunchtime cruise Friday, lunchtime cruise Saturday, the big show in the park on Sunday and parties every night.
For entries and info, call 0418 762 576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.