Ribfest ribbers judge odd and amazing
Road Hazards cars
The Fourth Annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest went off without a hitch.
The ribs were hot and juicy, visitors were all smiles and the Road Hazards Car Club provided a show that was a perfect addition to the weekend’s events.
“We had about 150 cars come out. We only had about 100 register, but that’s normal for a free event because they have to pay to register,” said Bruce Parkinson of the Road Hazards.
Mr. Parkinson said that, despite him being bound to a wheelchair, it was a beautiful weekend for ribs, cars and relaxation.
“It was a nice day. However, I was frustrated because I was stuck in a wheelchair. Other than that, though, everything went well,” he said adding that although it was busy, they did not get as much attention for the 50/50 that they had hoped, but he said they didn’t do too badly.
“The cars received a lot of attention from passersby. A lot of people came out to look at the cars. It was a nice day. There were friendly people coming in. There was no negative energy,” he said.
Mr. Parkinson said that the ribbers were ecstatic about being able to choose the winning automobiles. He said that it is interesting to watch them pick the cars out as, since they are not car people, they choose cars that are out of the ordinary; something that one would not normally choose as a winner.
“The ribbers were so happy to pick these out. We gave out the trophies to the cars that the ribbers picked out,” he said. “The cars went up to the front of the grandstand and were awarded the trophies there.”
Mr. Parkinson said it was thrilling to see passersby view the winning cars at the grandstand.
“The cars stayed there so the people could come around to look at them. I thought that was great.”
Mr. Parkinson outlined the winning cars as picked by the corresponding ribber.
“Gator Barbecue picked the 1955 Chevy pick-up truck, and the owner of that car is from Bond Head. Boss Hog’s picked the 1957 Cadillac. That owner is from Mono,” he said. “Bad Wolf picked the Volkswagen Westfalia. He’s from Mississauga. Pistol Pete picked a TT500 Mustang. He’s from Orangeville. And, Blazin’ Barbecue picked the 1957 Chevy Bel Air two door. He’s from Kitchener, so there from all over the place.”
Written by Jordan Nunziato