Ribfest & Road hazards took on the weather for a successful weekend
While mother nature didn’t seem too keen on cooperating for the fifth annual Rotary Club Ribfest, the event remained successful with Ribbers, rib-eaters and members of the Road Hazards car show bracing the wind and off-and-on rain over the weekend.
Overall, the Rotary Club saw almost a 7 percent increase in attendants from last year’s event, with the full proceeds going towards the new Splash Pad at Fendley Park. Construction on the park.
On Saturday, the weather looked as if it might frighten away many of the drivers, but the Road Hazards Cruise was a success, drawing lots of attention from people attending the festival. Waiting for the participants were six unique trophies, designed with the Ribbers in mind who would be selecting the winners of the show.
Cars in the show included everything from 1950s style Chevy Bel-Airs to modern Dodge Chargers, Mustangs, remodelled Cadillac’s, and even a ’57 Ford Galaxie 500 featuring images of Marilyn Monroe, The Rat Pack and other 50’s memories.
Motorists showed off their engines, unique designs, and impressive restorations throughout the evening, with the sounds of Country, Classic Rock and Rock’n’Roll drifting over from the main stage.
The Rotary Club took the opportunity to sell tickets for a draw to win a 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which will provide funds to the Bethell Hospice Foundation.
Sunday, the winning Ribbers were announced for the festival, with Gator BBQ winning Judge’s Choice, Pistol Pete’s Smokehouse winning Judge’s Choice Best Sauce, and for the second time, Boss Hogs won for People’s Choice.
Written by Tabitha Wells