Biggenden gets Ruff n Tuff
FULL Throttle Stunts’ 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 showed his audience 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 about 100 vehicles in the ring only 52 nominated in the show and shine over the 25 categories.
Mrs Herbener said that happened a lot but usually not to such an extreme.
Maryborough Ford Club took out the best club display category.
Mrs Herbener said late long-time member Greg Hardy, who died this year, would have been thrilled with that.
“He was a Ford man through and through,” she said.
Mrs Herbener said bike riders were 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.”
Motorbikes on display.
Adam Thorogood in action.
Full Throttle Stunts’ Adam Thorogood.
Alan Cunningham of Biggenden with Kevin Sim and Ron Hamann of Childers.
The show and shine at the Biggenden Ruff n Tuff drew 52 nominations.
A Ford C11ADF station wagon, which was used by British and Commonwealth forces in North Africa and the Middle East as a staff car.
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