Special to the Bulletin

Hot rods, custom cars and classic Detroit iron will be on display tonight and Saturday at the Heartland Rod Run in Brownwood.

Fans donít have to have a hot rod or classic car to come and enjoy the best vintage tin and oldies music ó all thatís needed is a love for chrome, custom paint and horsepower, say representatives of the Heartland Cruisers.

The Poker Run registration is from 7-8 p.m. today and costs $5 per hand, with registration in the Early City Hall parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Rainbow Room, a local charity that supports Child Protective Services youngsters. Players do not have to drive a hot rod to participate. Stops will be Bruner Motors, Stanley Dodge, Big Country Ford, Sonic on Austin Avenue, Sonic on Early Boulevard and Early City Hall.

The car show will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Awards will be given at 3:30 p.m.

Trophies will be given for first and second place for each decade from 1900-2000. There is no entry fee and there is plenty of shade under the pecan trees.

The U.S. Army is bringing the Rock Climbing Wall. A large air slide, bounce room will be provided for the younger children and the usual car show games will be present.

The New Car Dealers Association (Bruner Auto Group, Stanley Dodge and Big Country Ford) is sponsoring the entertainment. Rockiní Rick and The Corvettes will perform live on stage at the Sonic Drive-In from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.