Biggen­den gets Ruff n Tuff

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree

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.

FAM­ILY TREA­SURE: Peter Reincke of Gin Gin with his replica Ger­man field can­non and the orig­i­nal uni­form worn by his great-grand­fa­ther in World War I. PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

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