Bikes from across the Southwest filled the parking lot of the convention center last Saturday when 600 to 700 people attended the fifth annual Mother Road Rally.
“I think it’s a great,” said Roland Johnson of Amarillo. “This is my fourth time here.”
Locals Billy and Melissa Foster won the trio of biker games.
The Fosters won $600.
“We had a good time and a lot of fun,” said Melissa Foster.
“We’ve already been shopping,” said Melissa Foster on Tuesday.
The couple won the weenie bike game, the broom race and the cone bike race, Melissa Foster said.
“We did all four cones in 20 seconds,” she said.
“We won last year,too,” Melissa Foster said.
Vendors supplied food and refreshments, as visitors met with old friends and enjoyed the bike games, car show and poker runs.
This year, contestants were given a choice of three different poker runs, one to the north dock at Conchas, one to the Annex in Logan and one that had them visiting various businesses around town.
“We had more people attend this year than last, so we’re still growing,” MRR board member Randy Block said.
“We also had a good cross section of people this year, from young to old, with a lot of local folks,” Lynn Hudson said.
With temperatures over 100 degrees, the patio was a favorite spot to cool off and listen to the tunes of the Fun Brothers Band from Clovis.
Across from the parking lot, the monster dump truck Dumpy was giving rides to squealing fans as the crowd got ready for the car crush.
Monster truck driver Jack Koberna managed to flatten four cars in a matter of minutes behind the wheel of his monster truck Tuff-E-Nuff.
QCS Staff contributed to this report.