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Hot for homecoming

Students serve up hamburgers, hotdogs on the Car-bq

Paul Shockley

A car turned student-inspired barbecue grill drew hungry passersby on Friday as well as police and fire personnel.

The hot dogs turned out to be a little too hot, but the hamburgers were good, said Jake Earls, a shirtless, and temporarily skunk-nosed graduate of Moffat County High School from last year.

Earls, who helped build the car-bq last year during a welding and shop class, was joined by about 20 former classmates in a parking lot west of City Market Friday, just before the high schools homecoming parade.

But soon after firing up the early 80s Volkswagen Rabbit, things didnt go as planned.

The one-year-old grill, which sits under the hood of the beat-up car, shot flames that some onlookers mistook for a car fire.

Craig Fire and Rescue responders were dispatched to scene, then left just about as fast as they arrived. Craig police also responded to the barbecue.

They didnt look too happy, said Michelle Myers, a senior.

Moffat County High students enjoyed a half-day of school Friday.

Tye Dunsmuir, the senior who hauled the grill behind his pickup from the school, and a part owner of the rolling grill, said Hollywood inspired the project.

I got the idea from Gone in 60 Seconds, Dunsmuir said while flipping beefy patties that he said McDonalds had donated.

Students said they were cooking for a cause.

We just want to raise some money to paint it, put new suspension on it and tires, Dunsmuir said.

Indeed, the car-bq seems to be carving its niche in Bulldog lore.

Once we graduated, we passed it down, Earls said. Once they graduate, theyll do the same.


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