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RATFESTATION Rat Bastards 10th Reunion

Photos and Story by David Gibson

Issaquah, WA - On July 8, 2018 at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive In, over 200 Rat, Ratty and Rattiest Rods were in one place at the same time. What a fun show! Also, another 100 or so more conventional vehicles were present. If you can think of something weird or different to do to a vehicle, you would probably have found an example at this show. Some of these Rats were all out race cars - a new chassis, drive train, brakes and go-fast-stuff all under a Rat shell. Lots to look at and talk to owners about at this show.

On stage an Andrews Sisters-style lip sync and costume contest was held. The attire of the day was 1940s era with several lady groups of three competing. A trivia contest and some other acts were going on when the Slow Drags started - no time to watch more style shows. What a fun concept, the Slow Drags! Very fun to watch.

Now for the awards, each club member was assigned the task of building the trophies from junk and scrap from their shop or garage, of course with a rat theme. About 20 very unique creations came into being. This was a great idea.

All of the proceeds from the show will be donated to the autism support groups. Rats for Autism was the slogan of the day.

Rat Bastards Club, don't wait another 10 years to do this again! Keep those rat cars moving and don't fall into any traps, speed traps, that is.

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