Inaugural The Rock B&S ‘hailed’ a success | Photos

Country folk will be hailing The Rock B&S for years to come after the inaugural event copped an icy introduction.

Thunderstorms and hailstones mingled with revving engines and diesel fumes as event-goers braved the wild conditions in the name of mateship and non-sobriety.

Thankfully, the clouds parted soon after and revelry again became the order of the day.

Event organiser Kelly Forrest was undeterred by the early scare.

“It’s all part of the fun, really,” she said.

Ms Forrest collaborated with her daughter, Ash Craig, for almost two years to put together the inaugural event.

“I’ve no idea about B&S’s but I’ve been working with my daughter and she’s been to about 55,” she said.

“She’s the know-it-all and I’m the person who puts it together,” she said.

Legendary B&S figure Shane ‘Rippy’ Williams made the trek down from Wingham, Queensland, and said The Rock’s first outing was a classic.

“It’s looking the goods out here, mate,” he told reporters on Saturday.

“The atmosphere’s been terrific and there was only a little hail earlier so blokes just went sliding around in the mud and having a good time.”

It’s high praise from a B&S legend and ‘Rippy’ reckons there’s more to come.

“The vibes were good and everyone behaved too.”

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