Bike show brings in the bucks
Club will donate funds to charity
THE sound of roaring engines hit Apple Tree Creek on Saturday as the annual Rebel FM Frogs Hollow Bike Show kicked off.
More than one thousand motorbike enthusiasts attended the annual fundraising event, which featured live music, bike displays, burnout competitions and food and market stalls.
Hosted by the Consolidated Bikers Association, the event is now in its 10th year, and organisers say it continues to grow each year.
❝ Viv Jocumsen It brings money into the town. Let’s face it – little places like Childers need events like that. Motels were totally booked out in Childers.
Club president Viv Jocumsen said the bike show was a family-friendly day that gave bike enthusiasts a chance to raise money for worthy charities.
“It’s a clean family show ... everyone comes out for a good time,” he said.
“It’s getting bigger and bigger every year.”
He said the event was also a chance to boost the local economy.
“It brings money into the town. Let’s face it – little places like Childers need events like that,” Mr Jocumsen said.
“Motels were totally booked out in Childers.
“It injected a lot of money into the Apple Tree Creek area.” The club is yet to decide where it will donate funds raised from the show, but Mr Jocumsen said it would choose a group that didn’t receive government funding.
Last year’s major beneficiary was Red Collar Rescue.
Childers Police officer-in-charge Sergeant Geoff Fay said there were no major incidents at the event – just a handful of minor disturbances.
BURNOUT KING: 'Mad Mick' performing the winning burnout of the day at the 2014 Rebel FM 10th anniversary Frogs Hollow Bike Show.
There were polished bikes galore at the 2014 Frogs Hollow Bike Show on the weekend.