RattleTrap attracted a capacity crowd on May 12

Picturesque conditions greeted participants and a capacity crowd for the return of RattleTrap to Crowdy Head Beach.

Drag-ens Hot Rod Club president Andrew McClelland summarised the success of the event in just one word.

“Awesome,” he said.

He said the clincher for the club this year was the support of the Crowdy Head/ Harrington communities.

Photo: Dale Haberfield.

Photo: Dale Haberfield.

“We were inspired by the generosity of the community,” Mr McClelland said.

“I can’t say enough about how welcoming they were to us.”

The event drew local, outer state and international interest.

Alex McMullin (in a blue 1932 Roadster) raced his dad Paul McMullin ( in a 1932 three window Coupe) during the event.

Paul built both cars specifically for the event RattleTrap and was surprised by his son who returned from Canada to attend.

The hot rod club donated $3000 to the Taree Rescue Squad for providing their support and vehicle on the day.

They also donated $500 each to the Harrington Men’s Shed, Harrington Lions Club and Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue.

Photo: Dale Haberfield.

Photo: Dale Haberfield.

Crowdy Head Surf Live Saving Club received $500 and a commemorative surfboard. 

Mr McClelland said the club will this week discuss the probability of the event returning next year.

“I would love for us to come back and if we do, it would be around the same time next year," Mr McClelland said.

The top bike award went to Scott Gittoes for his 1957 Triumph 650.

James Rodriquez was awarded best hot rod for his 1927 Ford Speedster.