Gamblin’ the Ozarks: Souped-up junkers caravan from Turner Bend to pick up litter, then party down

Two bettered-up beaters prepare to demonstrate which engine improvement is stronger with a pull-off competition Nov. 4 at Turner Bend Campground in Ozark. (Photo courtesy of Gamblin' the Ozarks)
Two bettered-up beaters prepare to demonstrate which engine improvement is stronger with a pull-off competition Nov. 4 at Turner Bend Campground in Ozark. (Photo courtesy of Gamblin' the Ozarks)


It was a classic autumn day in the Ozark Mountains. Dalene Ketcher and I were enjoying the brilliant red, orange and yellow tapestry of Mother Nature's fall colors as we drove the gravel backroads of White Rock Mountain.

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