The show,in the format it is run now, has been going since 2004, however the creek bed and burnout comps have been around for much longer; always being part of the former Kukerin Tracmach event that was held.
This year,numbers were down slightly due to Collie running a similar event on the Saturday and perhaps the cooler weather had a play in that too! However those that did attend - travelling from Narrogin, Katanning, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Ravensthorpe and beyond - were one of the best behaved crowds and everyone had a fantastic time, with the regulars camping from Friday right through until Monday. Some of this crowd have been attending for a number of years - some for over 20 years! - and will continue to return.
The 'Smoke for Dough' comp was held Saturday afternoon, followed by a band - Pale Blonde Mexicans (of which none were pale, blonde OR Mexican!) and the main events of the 2wd and 4wd creek bed racing and V8 and V6 burnouts started around 9.30 Sunday morning and ran the whole day through. The new pad design was a huge success for the burnouts and while the creek bed was tough this year, our "star tractor drivers" kept the show moving!
Attendees also got lucky with a surprise visit from 'Lynchy' - a superstar of the burnout comps who had travelled from over East to attend Collie and yet we were lucky enough to get him to call in on the way home and show off a few of his infamous skids and burnout talent! Lynchy has even commented on social media that "It would have to be one of his most favourite pads to skid on". Hopefully we'll be seeing him again in 2017!
A bouncy castle and bungee run for the kids was arranged for the first time in many years and was a huge hit which kept all the kids (and Mums & Dads) happy for several hours during the day.
A huge amount of work goes in behind the scenes of this event by members of the Ag Society - busy bees beforehand, ordering and organising all the food & drink required and the clean up on the Monday morning afterwards. President Nick Green said "The volunteers we have make this one very easy show to run and we are making it better every year". The community of Kukerin is very lucky to still have this event running, which is mostly outside money coming in that is then provided to community and sporting groups in Kukerin and to maintain and upgrade numerous public infrastructure around Kukerin.
Article by S.Leo