Motorized Barstool Racing coming to Ben Wheeler

122014 Barstool Auction
Moore’s Store & The Forge Bar & Grill host a Quiet Man Tradition*!!!
Watch Out for the re-ignition of Bar Stool Races to be held on March 21st in Ben Wheeler Texas,
pre-empted by the Adoption Auction Friday, January 21st.


So what is this crazy Motorized Barstool thing anyway? Well, it started in 1978 when a can of bud cost 16 cents at the Quiet Man Bar on Knox Street in Dallas. The original circle of 6 barstool creators consisted of Bill Jenkins, Thomas Spangler, Johnny Gable, John Pullman, Mike Carr, and Keith Blackwell (the official woo hooer). Each man created his own version of a motorized barstool and then they began to race them outside the Quiet Man bar. Soon it grew to the Highland Park Cafeteria parking lot where Mrs Dewey Goodman announced the racers at a polished track. From there they moved to the Dart Bar of Cedar Springs followed by Lukes Outhouse. The tradition continued throughout Dallas, where Mr. Jenkins made the news with his barstool cannon blast that set off the alarm of a nearby liquor store.
The notorious Dallas Farmers Market quickly took up the event in full sponsorship along with Ben E Keith and Budweiser to blast the races city wide. Bill Jenkins’ barstool train debuted (featuring a super charged 350cc Honda) coming in first place. In 1991 The races finally found their end at the Greenville Avenue St Pattys Day Parade. (This is the old school lower Greenville where legends were made.)
Last seen in 1991 the barstools have now resurfaced in Ben wheeler TX. The reincarnated reclaimed racers can be seen on display at the participating shops across the historic town of Ben Wheeler. Races to be held annually during the Over the Rainbow St Patty’s Day Party and at the Feral Hog Festival, which runs the 4th Friday and Saturday of October.
Build your own or adopt!!!

Want to Adopt?
So you want to be a Motorized Adoptee…You must attend the Adoption Auction to be held January 23 @ Moore’s Store! There will be a live auctioneer, foster barstools on display, live music and full bar. To check out potential adoptions, please go to the approved Foster Homes at the certified Ben Wheeler Merchants: Flying Fish, Frilly Pepper, Gum Creek, Secret Garden & Walking Horse. Adoption bids will start at $100.
Rules of adoption set forth by the B.W.B.P.S. (Ben Wheeler Barstool Protective Services)
Barstools must be available for future Ben Wheeler events & annual races, not show signs of abuse, & kept in good working order.  There will be an annual inspection by an authorized B.W.B.P.S. field agent to decide continued placement or removal from the premise.


Wanna make your own Motorized Barstool?
There is a silver lining, if you have the skills and wherewithal, we welcome you to create your own motorized barstool. Just be sure to check out the Ben Wheeler Motorized Barstool Racing Rules and Regulations.
Pick up entry forms & complete rules @ Moore’s Store or The Forge Bar & Grill or print them right here:

Ben Wheeler Motorized Barstool Racing Rules 2015

ANNUAL MOTORIZED BARSTOOL ADOPTION GUIDELINES 2015

More info on our Junebug Festival

The Forge Bar and Grill will be hosting it’s second annual Junebug Music Festival. The Far Out Art Fest will be going strong that same weekend in the lovely town of Ben Wheeler, TX. There will be a small art car show, a large juried art show and music all day long. The art car parade will be at 10 am on Saturday and will park in front of the Art Show. The Far Out Art Fest will run from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. There will also be some live music on Sunday at the Forge, but you won’t want to miss the
JUNE BUG MUSIC FESTIVAL 2nd Annual
Saturday June 21st 2014
@ the Forge in Ben Wheeler TX.
advance tickets $20 day of tickets $25
MUSIC ALL DAY050914 Junebug Postcard 4x6
Lineup
11 – 2:00  Craig Wallace & Guthrie Kennard
2 – 3:30 The Kid Icarus Project
4 – 5:30 Stephan Cotter & the Rastabillys
6 – 7:30 Oil Boom
8 – 9:30 The Damn Quails
10 – 11:30 Ray Wylie Hubbard
For advance tickets go to http://www.theforgebenwheeler.com
Lawn chairs welcome

Forge Bar & Grill
1610 FM 279
Ben Wheeler TX 75754

Phone: 903-833-5970