Speedster rally canceled

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Veronica Terres with the Ben Wheeler Development Co:

BEN WHEELER, TX - The Southwest Speedster Rally and Hill Climb, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at Arc Ridge Ranch has been cancelled due to the expected rain showers in the forecast.

The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Southwest Speedster Rally and Hill Climb is the only race of its kind in our area for vintage car lovers interested in Model As and Model Ts wanting to enjoy a day watching these types of autos race uphill.

Ben Wheeler Development Company and Ben Wheeler Arts & Historic Foundation will still host the event at Arc Ridge Ranch in Ben Wheeler once it is rescheduled. Autumn Trails Model A Ford Club of Winnsboro is the event sponsor.

"Even though rain showers are forcing us to cancel the rally, we are still intent on making the event happen in the future," said Brooks Gremmels, Ben Wheeler Development founder and co-founder of Ben Wheeler Arts and Historic Foundation.

"The closest race of its kind is in Chattanooga, Tennessee and we have received a wonderful response from planned event-goers and participants excited about having a vintage auto event like this in our area," said Gremmels. "So, the race will go on, just at a later date."

For more information about the rescheduled date for the Southwest Speedster Rally & Hill Climb, call event coordinator, Ken Parker at 903.963.1650 or email kpandlp@att.net.