Hot Dogs and Hot Rods event gets off to fast start

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | More than 50 vehicles were already registered Sunday morning for the Hot Dogs and Hot Rods event.

There were motorheads galore at Calverton Links Sunday Morning to register their vehicles for the Hot Dogs and Hot Rods event to benefit the Riverhead Animal Shelter.

More than 50 vehicles were registered by 10 a.m. and small groups had already started heading out to five locations around the North Fork, including Claudio’s Clam Bar in Greenport and Wendy’s Deli in Mattituck to participate in today’s “poker run” for cash prizes. Participants in the contest pick up a card at each location and the person with the highest hand upon completion wins.

Live music will play this afternoon between 1 and 7 p.m. with musical acts including “Who are those guys,” “The Vendettas” and “Misspent youth” to perform.

Vendors are also setup with tents and will be selling their wares all day.

Tickets are $15 per person and kids 10 and under are admitted for free.

Today, as was yesterday, is a free adoption day for a shelter pet. Two shelter dogs, Elvis and Sofia, will be on hand today at the shelter’s tent amongst the vendors.