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Polar Bear Run 2020

by: Markus Woehler

The annual Pebble Beach Sports Car Club Polar Bear run was held on Saturday morning, 22 February.

Although the weather remained at very normal and moderate central California temperatures, there was no rain and no snow but cool enough to at least force people to bundle up a little.

To the organizer’s surprise, almost 35 cars showed up at the starting point in Salinas with over 50 people signing waivers and intending to go to lunch.

We ran out of printed directions and ran out of space for waiver signatures…..all signs of a very well attended event.

The route toured some rough roads through the Salinas farm lands including some surprise early morning sprinklers.

The tour continued through Castroville, Prunedale, the Elkhorn Slough, Aromas and then finally a long string of cars through the Main streets of San Juan Bautista.

The only difficulty we encountered was the extreme long line of cars and maneuvering through traffic in order to keep all of the participants together. Some cars began to overheat as a result of waiting for others to catch up and the pace was a bit too slow for some.

Otherwise it was a very well received tour through our beautiful local area, capped by an excellent lunch at Dona Esther’s, lots of conversation and reacquainting with fellow club members.

Thank you to all that participated, brought out their sports cars and made this a very successful first club outing for 2020.

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