Gettin’ Ready to Rumble


Of all the activities we squeeze into our summers, the Rattitude Rod Rumble easily maxes out on the cool factor. And just like with all of our other summer events, planning is well underway for the third annual Rumble.

The Rattitude Rod Rumble is a two-day car event that boasts a collection of activities that include small-town staples such as a cruise and drive-in movie — but the highlight of the weekend is easily the cars themselves. Made using mostly spare parts and tons of imagination, the designs always delight. Though there are many different variations, typically a rat rod is a low-budget traditional vehicle that is built with junkyard parks, and our show creates a different atmosphere than the traditional car show.

2013 Rumble

Just like in year’s past, there is no entry fee and no admission for this event.

This year’s Rumble is scheduled for Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21st. The weekend kicks off with a cruise along Main Avenue Friday from 6 – 7 p.m. The drive-in movie will start later that evening, around 9. And the next day is jam-packed as well with a car show starting at 10 a.m. along the riverfront at Aqua Park. Pinstriping will be available throughout the show, and several vendors will be on-hand for browsing.

New this year is a burnout contest, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Spectators are welcome, and anyone who is interested to burnout can join. Arrangements are still being made in regards to a location.

Keep checking back here and in the St. Maries Gazette Record for more information as it becomes available because – honestly – this is one event you don’t want to miss.

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