10 May, 2012
Carring on from yesterday's wrap up of the Friday Night Rockabilly Ball, we were up early on Saturday morning to join the ranks nursing sore heads that lined the hill at the corner of Curtis and Long Roads for one of the most fun events of the weekend. To have so many people willing to battle their hangovers and lack of sleep to enjoy this event so early in the morning is a testament to how well-loved this event has become and it’s a credit to Paul and Amanda for bringing back the good clean fun of such an old and cherished sport.
|The 'Christmas Tree' built by the talented B Hill Electrical|
|So many different styles and techniques|
Seeing grown men steering their home made karts flying down the hill at warp speed (or not, some were not as…errr…shall we say ‘aerodynamic’ as others and were, well let’s face it…dragging ass) has got be one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. There were speed wobbles, fist pumping, thrills, spills and that great big hill! There was really only one significant stack this year and thankfully the driver managed to get himself back on track.
|Our boys racers|
I was very proud to watch some of our boys race including Brenton, Mick, Turtle and Marty who all did great! Brenton (Hilly) and Turtle (Tiki Bus) seemed to have improved their speed and style since last year and first timers Mick (The Grey Wiggle) and Marty (Trucker Mobile) both had great runs. Although none of them placed they did a damn fine job and Brenton was lucky enough to score one of the awesome looking trophies for a lifetime achievement award!
|THE Brenton Hill with THE trophy|
All I can say is, look out next year! There are big things in the pipeline I hear...