Car club presents rat-rods, ribs, wrestling July 19-20
By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Fans of rat-rods, barbecued ribs and wrestling can get their fill when the Lottie Road Kustoms car club presents its second annual Bubba Cruz and burnout celebration on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20.
The two-day family fun affair will begin at 8 a.m. each day. Admission for the two days is $20 for those ages 14 and over. Those 13 and under will be admitted free. Friday’s attendees will be given a wristband that allows them to re-enter the event on Saturday.
On Friday, those who plan to try their luck in Saturday’s burnout competition can practice on the newly constructed, 75-feet-by-75-feet concrete pad until 3 p.m., when the gathered drivers will parade from the tiny Baldwin County community (near Perdido) into Atmore for a late lunch at David’s Catfish House, then return to the event site.
The wrestling action, using Atmore Main Event’s ring, will begin near dark. Gates will open at 7 p.m., with the action to start soon after.
A car show will begin Saturday’s activities and will last until 3 p.m. Following the awarding of car show trophies, the burnout competition will begin. Trophies will be awarded to the vehicle that best lays down rubber.
Bama Bob’s food truck will be serving barbecue throughout the day, and a swap meet will be ongoing. Also, a tattoo artist will be on hand.
Thomas Ardis, president of Lottie Road Kustoms, said the event would be one of the most unique the area has experienced.
“You can eat barbecue, get a tattoo, watch wrestling and do burnouts,” Ardis said. “I believe this is the only place around here that you can do all that.”
Lottie Road Kustoms is located at 60234 Lottie Road.