GALLERY: Biggenden gets Ruff n Tuff
FULL Throttle Stunt's Adam Thorogood impressed his audience during three displays at the Biggenden Ruff n Tuff charity car show on Saturday, August 24.
The stuntman had come to the rescue of his mate Tim Eagan of Bundaberg whose truck with equipment had been burnt through vandalism the Thursday night before the event.
Travelling all the way from Brisbane on the morning of the Ruff n Tuff, he impressed his audience with his skill on a motorbike.
President Craig Schmidt said everything went like clockwork on the day.
"The committee was happy the rain stayed away but at the same time feel sorry for the farmers who are struggling in the drought,” he said.
"I was surprised how well the grounds looked in such a bad season.
"Going by the gate takings there were around 500 through the gates.”
Club secretary Marilyn Herbener said spectators and nominations were down, possibly due to a meet in Maryborough the same day.
Even though there was an impressive line-up of around 100 vehicles in the ring only 52 nominated in the 'Show and Shine' over the 25 categories.
Mrs Herbener said this happens a lot but not to this extreme.
Maryborough Ford Club look out best club display.
Mrs Herbener said late long-time member Greg Hardy who passed away this year would have been thrilled with that.
"He was a Ford man through and through,” she said.
Mrs Herbener said bike riders are making the ride to Biggenden
"This year we only had a people's choice,” she said.
"If they continue to support the event we will look at more trophy categories next year.”
Proceeds from the weekend will continue to assist hospitals.
Mrs Herbener said last year it benefited a cancer project in the oncology unit in Bundaberg.
"This year is Maryborough's turn after assisting Biggenden and Childers in previous years,” she said.
After months of organising the event Mrs Herbener is off on a road trip north to blow a few cobwebs away in their 1928 Dodge.
"We'll trailer it to Cairns and then head onto the Cape,” she said.
"It's the longest run its done in the past 12 months - it's only been to Bundy to Baffle Creek.