GRIFFITH has (unofficially) been renamed “Rumble Town” after hundreds of petrolheads poured in over the weekend.
The second annual Griffith’s Biggest Lap took off on Saturday night when about 500 car lovers congregated in the main street to chuck Banna laps.
With fundraising buckets at the ready and the barbecue cranked, organisers managed to snag more than $3000 for designated charities Can Assist and Riding for the Disabled.
Event co-ordinator Peter Centofanti said everyone present – from those showing off their prized machines to those checking out the view – thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
“A lot of people have been referring to Griffith as Rumble Town after Saturday night’s event,” Mr Centofanti said.
“We had people getting up the road on vintage motorbikes, Harley Davidsons, hot rods, late-model GT Fords, HSV Holdens, rat-rod cars – all sorts.
“Some of the owners of the vintage Chevys stayed in town so they could come too.”
Heavily modified V8s made up the majority of the lappers, though there were plenty of individual gems – including a customized hearse complete with bloodied handprint stickers on the rear window.
“There were people who’d come here for the boat races who had no idea about GBL but they got caught up in it and absolutely loved it,” Mr Centofanti said.
“Most people said they’d be coming back next year and they’d be bringing more people with them.”
Community radio star Dolf Murwood, broadcasting over Banna’s PA system, added to the festive atmosphere and plenty of families went along to inspect the procession of cars.
“Everyone behaved themselves,” Mr Centofanti.
“Everyone had a good time, it was a great, fun family night.”