High Altitude rod run, 2013

Click to start slideshow The Toowoomba showgrounds are the central location for the annual High Altitude rod run; the same place the Toowoomba Swap Meet is held. The swap meet was something of a problem, due to the massive amount of rain that fell the day before. It wasn't as bad for the rod run, but the numbers were down considerably, possibly because of the floods all over the State, and the threat of more rain. Additionally, the Nationals are only three weeks away, and a lot of people decided to save their money for the big one.

It didn't really rain during the daylight hours of the event, though with the elevation of ~2000 feet, the misty low cloud did a good impression of light rain. The navigation trial was a ton of fun, and kept most of the rods out cruising the Garden City on the Saturday morning. They all reconvened at the showgrounds for lunch and bench-racing. Quite a few then moseyed over to Warren and Kerry Willkie's rod shop for the annual display of their projects.

Saturday night always has a great party at the showgrounds with plenty of loud music and lots of happy rodders. The Sunday schedule includes the Margaret Street outdoor display. The weather was great - not too much sun, and zero rain.

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