Rally judged a success

QCS Staff

The second annual Mother Road Rally ended Sunday with officials declaring it a success.
“From what I could see it looked like there was an increase from last year,” said organizer Jim Hudson, who did not have an official tally.
Attendance at the 2004 rally was estimated at 500 to 1,200.
Photographer James Crocker had a booth set up inside the Quay County fairgrounds at this year’s rally.
“I’d say there were at least 500 people that came into the hall,” Crocker said. “The management of this event was just superb.”
Hudson said the Mother Road Rally will be back again next year.
“Two of our food vendors who travel to a lot of rallies said they wanted to reserve their spots for next year,” Hudson said. “They know that this rally is going to grow.”
Tiffany McLeland of Amarillo came to the rally with a group of friends. She said there were about 100 people inside the beer garden Saturday night listening to the classic rock tunes of the Full Moon Band.
McLeland said when the gates closed at midnight Saturday, a number of bikers headed to the Pow Wow Lounge to continue the evening’s entertainment.
“Everybody had a good time,” McLeland said. “We will come back next year.”
Debbie Lucero of Farmington will have a new means of transportation to get to next year’s rally. She won a $30,000 Big Dog motorcycle raffled at the rally.
Rally organizer Rachel Hicklin called Lucero with the good news.
“She said, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I won,’” Hicklin said. “She said she plans on coming back next year.”