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The California Coast Run is a good excuse to get together with other people who enjoy driving. The friendships, scenery, food, prizes, and helping out a charity are what makes it really special.


Sixteen years ago Imoved to California. Even before Imoved here Iloved to come drive along the California coastline. Highway 1 from San Simeon to Monterey has always been one of my favorite places to drive. Ihave been into Pontiac Fieros for about 25 years now and was active in the hobby when Ilived in Tennessee. Ialways participated in events in the Southeast and Iwas the founder of a statewide club in Nashville.


When I got settled in California and started meeting other Fiero owners, putting together an event to take advantage of the scenic roads became a bit of a dream for me. And the California Coast Run was born.


Ispent a lot of time on the coast and established a friendship with the owner of the Courtesy Inn in San Simeon. Itold him that Iwas thinking of trying to get a group of people to come over and do a run up the coast with me. He offered his hotel amenities and a great rate to help us get going. His help in finding caterers and other vendors that we use has earned the Courtesy Inn a spot as the home base for the Coast Run every year.


Every year, we find a different location to take our group to lunch. We normally end up around Carmel Valley, but this year with all of the mudslides tearing up Highway 1, we're going to have to do something a little different. But I guarantee that it is still going to be a great time!


Saturday evening each year finds us at a catered dinner at the hotel, followed by a charity raffle that raises money for St Judes Children's Research Hospital. The list of supporting vendors has grown every year and we hope that their kindness has been rewarded. The raffle is always a very popular part of the Coast Run and the fact that the money is for a good cause makes it better.








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