4:30 p.m., March 24)
Church plays host to annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo
By Fred Sherwin
Jonathan Albers shows off his championship car
(right), alongside Miranda Gillis, owner of
the top 18-wheeler, and Justin Davies with his
top custom truck. Fred Sherwin/Photo
200 Scouts and Cubs gathered at Orleans United Church
on Saturday for the annual Odawa District Kub Kar Rally
and Truck Rodeo.
Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo brings together Scouts from
across the east end and Rockland to compete for fun and
prizes in a variety of different categories including
Most Original Design, Best Paint Job and Most True To
of those present like nine-year-old Jonathan Albers from
the Ottawa LDS Cub Pack, competed at the troop level before
coming to the District rally.
"failing" at his troop Kub Kar Rally, Albers
rejigged his car adding more weight, adjusting the wheels
and loosening up the rear air foil. The changes worked
like a charm, as the car won all 15 races to take the
very surprised because at my troop rally it was kind of
a failure," said Albers, showing off his shiny, silver
award recipients in the Kub Kar portion of the rally included
Erin Freaugh from 14th Gloucester for Oringinality; Ainsley
Fling from 3rd Orleans for Coolest Design; Dyan Clarke
from 4th Orleans for Best Paint Job; Corey Trigger from
4th Orleans for Most Brilliant Use Of Colour; Ian Stark
from 8th Orleans for Most True To Life; and Ben Runge
from 1st Rockland for Most Detailed Design.
Brown from 1st Cumberland was selected as the Judges Favourite
design and Ethan Blake from 1st Rockland was the popular
choice among his peers.
fastest 18-wheeler in the Truck Rodeo belonged to Miranda
Gillis from 1st Clarence, who like Albers, was completed
surprised by her result.
asked how she did in last year's Rodeo, Gillis answered
simply "not really good".
came back with a more aerodynamic design and spent time
making sure all 18 wheels were working together, the result
was a clean slate through all 10 heats and the finals.
wasn't even close last year, but I did well this year.
The aerodynamics helped a lot," said Gillis, 13.
truck Grand Champion Justin Davies, 12, got the inspiration
for his dump truck design from a friend's entry last year.
built it in one piece and added the rocks," said
Davies whose truck came in at just four grams under the
1200 gram limit. "The competition was really good
today and I was fortnate to do so well."
award for Most Creative 18-wheeler went to Reona Wilcox
from 8th Orleans whose coffin design included a vampire
Barbie inspired by her younger brother.
he first saw it, he thought is was a vampire and it wasn't
but I added the paint job to make it look like a vampire,"
award for Most Creative custom truck went to Trevor Jones
from 14th Gloucester and for the first time ever there
was a tie for the top troop trophy between the 14th Gloucester
Sea Scouts and the 14th Gloucester Land Scouts.
the event continuing to grow in size and popularity, the
organizers may be looking for a new location for next
year. In the meantime, this year's runners up will be
looking to improve on their desgins for a crack at next
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