July 5, 2017
The weather was perfect – heavenly, in fact – for the eighth annual Raising Hell In Maidenwell at the weekend.
The event, held at the upgraded Maidenwell cricket ground, attracted about 80 vehicles plus a handful of vintage caravans for two days of fun, a show’n’shine and rock’n’roll music.
The event is organised as a charity fundraiser by the South Burnett Gas Guzzlers hot rod and custom car club and is sponsored by the Heritage Community Bank, Nanango.
Gas Guzzlers spokesman Terry Mackrell said all the usual popular added attractions were on offer, including the engine blow-up competition (Mitsubishi v Daewoo this year rather than the more traditional Holden v Ford).
Fifties and sixties music echoed across the grounds as visitors mingled amongst the display of hot rods, street machines and classic cars.
On Saturday night, the South Burnett’s own Elvis, Jeff Hancox, kept the rock’n’roll flavour going with live music and dancing at the Maidenwell Hotel.
On Sunday, vehicles cruised to Nanango to allow visitors to inspect the South Burnett Energy Museum and then adjourned to the South Burnett Gas Guzzlers clubrooms at Nanango Showgrounds for a quiet get-together.
1. John and Di Adams – 1955 Chevrolet sedan
2. Bill and Trish Scott – 1959 Chrysler Royal
3. Jim and Bev Aulbury – 1961 Cadillac De Ville
4. David and Miranda Bass – 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
5. Phil Jenkins – 1932 Ford pick-up
6. Trish Belette – 1970 Holden HG panelvan
7. Des Fiedler – 1969 Holden HT Monaro
8. Lance Ewer – 1970 Holden HG sedan
9. Scott Gourley – 1952 Holden FJ sedan
10. Michael Brown – 1959 Ford Galaxie convertible
South Burnett councillors Danita Potter and Roz Frohloff took turns at presenting the trophies:
1. Jodie E – Murrumba Star
2. David and Miranda Bass – 1950s home-made caravan
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