Rods N’ Rhodies, Community Garage Sale set for Sept. 7-9

Aug. 25, 2018 — Florence is revving-up for the 11th Annual Invitational Rods N’ Rhodies Invitational Car Show and 6th Annual Communitywide Garage Sale, Sept. 7-9.

“It’s a high-octane weekend at a spectacular time of year here in Florence,” said Chamber Executive Director Bettina Hannigan.

Hannigan says cars valued in the range of $250,000 are regular invitees to the event and will exhibit at various show-and-shine locations, including a closed-off Bay Street, in Historic Old Town Florence.

The main event takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon on Bay Street in Old Town.

The event also includes a classic Saturday night cruise, a poker walk and raffles with lots of prizes, best-in-show merchant awards and a People’s Choice award for cars and themed music performed both days by DJ Russ Strohmeyer in Historic Old Town Florence.

New this year will be an all-comers “Kool Car Stand-Around” show-and-shine on Friday at the Port of Siuslaw parking lot at the east end of Bay St. with food and music. Owners of any classic car are welcome to exhibit along with the invited vehicles.

Check-in for this free event begins at noon and the event ends at 7 p.m.

Bargain hunters can pick up a guide to the Communitywide Garage Sale at the Chamber’s Visitor Center, 290 Highway 101, and cruise the bargain trail all weekend to see dozens of commercial and private sales all over town.

“Think of it as your own personal episode of American Pickers,” said Hannigan.

For more information about Rods ’n Rhodies and the Communitywide Garage Sale, or to get an application for the remaining few invitational exhibition slots, visit, call 541-997-3128 or email [email protected]


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