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Geared up for Gambler 500: Rally impacts SH with stream of cars, local participants


July 3, 2019

Of The New Era

A vehicle costing no more than $500, 500 miles of driving – much of it on unpaved roads, and picking up trash is the way hundreds of people decided to spend last weekend as they visited waypoints throughout Oregon before settling into camp in Chemult as part of the Gambler 500.

By the end of last week, a steady stream of beaters, many of them cleverly decorated and modified, were rolling through Sweet Home. Some of them contained local folks, who’ve left the sidelines to join in the fun.

During the Gambler 500, every “gambler” participant picks up litter and trail t...

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