CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Cold, wet weather kept some car owners away from the seventh annual Rod Run and Doo Wop on Kanawha Boulevard over the weekend.
Fewer cars were at the annual event this year than in 2011, said Janie Givens, secretary/treasurer of the Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop, the group that organizes the event.
A total of 839 cars appeared at this year's event, she said.
"I'd say we had about 50 or 60 fewer cars this year," Givens said.
The wet, cold weather on Saturday kept many people from bringing their prized automobiles out to the event, she said.
"There are a lot of people that just won't bring their cars out in that kind of weather," she said.
A little more than 500 automobile owners pre-registered for the event, Givens said, noting that many procrastinate and wait until Saturday before bringing their cars down to Kanawha Boulevard.
But this year, Saturday dawned cold and wet.
"We would have had a lot more people come out if it wasn't for the weather," said Forest Carper Sr., chairman of the Awards Committee.
"But we still had a good turnout considering the weather," he added.