Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival mega photo gallery

The 20th annual Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival was a huge success with thousands flocking to Ararat to enjoy the cars, the bikes, the fashion and the music of the 1950s and 1960s.

Fashion runner up Courtney Stammers and winner Pamela Taggert

Fashion runner up Courtney Stammers and winner Pamela Taggert

Fashion parade entrants.

Fashion parade entrants.

Mal Pitcher presents Jodie Thompson with the top bike prize.

Mal Pitcher presents Jodie Thompson with the top bike prize.

Charlie Schmbri took out the top car trophy.

Charlie Schmbri took out the top car trophy.

Miriam Beasley and John Iannazzone were kicking their heels up.

Miriam Beasley and John Iannazzone were kicking their heels up.

Bev Stront and Alex Drosg get energetic

Bev Stront and Alex Drosg get energetic

Ella and Jay get some expert instruction from Frank Meade.

Ella and Jay get some expert instruction from Frank Meade.

A busy dancefloor in the Performing Arts Centre.

A busy dancefloor in the Performing Arts Centre.

Tasmanian visitors Danny Agnew and Michelle Boxter were dancing with flair.

Tasmanian visitors Danny Agnew and Michelle Boxter were dancing with flair.

Aleisha and Gaby have some fun on the dancefloor.

Aleisha and Gaby have some fun on the dancefloor.

Colour coordinated Peter Middleton and Coutney Stammers.

Colour coordinated Peter Middleton and Coutney Stammers.

A busy Barkly Street.

A busy Barkly Street.

This magnificent Mustang is Ballarat's Roger Campbell's pride and joy.

This magnificent Mustang is Ballarat's Roger Campbell's pride and joy.

A handy umbrella solved Aleesha Canha's rain problems.

A handy umbrella solved Aleesha Canha's rain problems.

Sue and Chris Waack with pie eating champion Carl Forshaw.

Sue and Chris Waack with pie eating champion Carl Forshaw.

Dance instructors Paul and Mirian Beasley.

Dance instructors Paul and Mirian Beasley.

The crowds love the Jailhouse Rock Festival.

The crowds love the Jailhouse Rock Festival.

The Ararat West Primary School choir led by Leanne McCready.

The Ararat West Primary School choir led by Leanne McCready.

Hannah was pretty handy with the hoops.

Hannah was pretty handy with the hoops.

Ararat 800 unicyclists Flynn, Lachland, Oscar and Carli.

Ararat 800 unicyclists Flynn, Lachland, Oscar and Carli.

Regular rockers Kelly and Joyce Boyle.

Regular rockers Kelly and Joyce Boyle.

Debi and Dave Colley check out the bikes.

Debi and Dave Colley check out the bikes.

Ararat rock and roll girls Amiel, Ada, Stephanie and Sheridan.

Ararat rock and roll girls Amiel, Ada, Stephanie and Sheridan.

Bella tries out the police drag car.

Bella tries out the police drag car.

Brendan Medley with thepolice cars in Barkly Street.

Brendan Medley with thepolice cars in Barkly Street.

Clean your car and it rains, as Charlie Schembri from Weribee discovered.

Clean your car and it rains, as Charlie Schembri from Weribee discovered.

Rain didn't dampen Hollie and Amber's spirits.

Rain didn't dampen Hollie and Amber's spirits.

Original Life Member Mabel Gibson, centre, with the four newest inductees Michael Streeter, Janice Wilson, Brad Connarty and Ian Preston.

Original Life Member Mabel Gibson, centre, with the four newest inductees Michael Streeter, Janice Wilson, Brad Connarty and Ian Preston.

Gary Jenkins at rear gets a laugh at Mick Johnston's dubious award.

Gary Jenkins at rear gets a laugh at Mick Johnston's dubious award.

Sandra Walker at left presented Barry Byron with a commemorative number plate for his assistance with the festival.

Sandra Walker at left presented Barry Byron with a commemorative number plate for his assistance with the festival.

One of four new life members Ian Preston.

One of four new life members Ian Preston.

Festival director Ian Wilson addressing the function.

Festival director Ian Wilson addressing the function.

The celebratory cake.

The celebratory cake.

Singing siblings Ricky Klauss and Mabel Gibson.

Singing siblings Ricky Klauss and Mabel Gibson.

Greg and Sally Dalmayer on their Royal Enfield.

Greg and Sally Dalmayer on their Royal Enfield.

Mal Pitcher had his Camero out for the rod run

Mal Pitcher had his Camero out for the rod run

Rob Schullinus with a car the size of a boat.

Rob Schullinus with a car the size of a boat.

A night ride for Brian Preston.

A night ride for Brian Preston.

Fun rockers Gavin and Maree Amenn.

Fun rockers Gavin and Maree Amenn.

Bright colours for Boronia couple Steve and Denise George.

Bright colours for Boronia couple Steve and Denise George.

Popular band the Rockin Daddys.

Popular band the Rockin Daddys.

Mark Rudolph opening the door for Ella.

Mark Rudolph opening the door for Ella.

Peter Ryan and John Gatt.

Peter Ryan and John Gatt.

Flynn, Jai and Max were admiring Barry Fordwin and Rhys Stocks in the yelloe hotrod.

Flynn, Jai and Max were admiring Barry Fordwin and Rhys Stocks in the yelloe hotrod.

Ava, Tahlia and Max were ready to go on holidays 1950s' style.

Ava, Tahlia and Max were ready to go on holidays 1950s' style.

Leanne Greer, Diane Magilton, JohnKenna, Hal Greer and John Magilton arrived in style.

Leanne Greer, Diane Magilton, JohnKenna, Hal Greer and John Magilton arrived in style.

One of the classic cars on show.

One of the classic cars on show.

Straight from Grease, Jamie had all the right gear.

Straight from Grease, Jamie had all the right gear.

Justin and Pixie get in the groove.

Justin and Pixie get in the groove.

Denny had a ball.

Denny had a ball.

Heather Thornton takes a dip from Roscoe.

Heather Thornton takes a dip from Roscoe.

South Australians Kat Tiller and Aaron Yates make the most of the great music.

South Australians Kat Tiller and Aaron Yates make the most of the great music.

Claire, Amy and Jesse found a really old truck to have a closer look at.

Claire, Amy and Jesse found a really old truck to have a closer look at.

Noelene and Ian Burnett remember when they had one of these cars thirty years ago.

Noelene and Ian Burnett remember when they had one of these cars thirty years ago.

The police cars on display.

The police cars on display.

A great shot by the Advertiser's photographer.

A great shot by the Advertiser's photographer.

Wayne Keith with Riley and Noah on his motorbike.

Wayne Keith with Riley and Noah on his motorbike.

Car owner Graham Lehmann kindly offerd Alana Stocks and Keith Dempster a closer look at his machine.

Car owner Graham Lehmann kindly offerd Alana Stocks and Keith Dempster a closer look at his machine.

Trenton had the pleasure of releasing the rocker cover racers.

Trenton had the pleasure of releasing the rocker cover racers.

Mark Watson, Brad Connarty and Andrew Wells prepare to run a car on the dyno.

Mark Watson, Brad Connarty and Andrew Wells prepare to run a car on the dyno.

Lisa Stehn from Von Ruby and Mary Bysouth prepare Claire and Courtney Stammers for a day at the festival.

Lisa Stehn from Von Ruby and Mary Bysouth prepare Claire and Courtney Stammers for a day at the festival.

Jake and Matt had to get pretty low just to be level with this ute.

Jake and Matt had to get pretty low just to be level with this ute.

The cars at the Rock Extravaganza.

The cars at the Rock Extravaganza.

The cars at the rock extravaganza.

The cars at the rock extravaganza.

What a lineup!

What a lineup!

Liz and  a colouful Darea in full swing.

Liz and a colouful Darea in full swing.

Jonathan was pretty happy with his Jailhouse Rock shirt.

Jonathan was pretty happy with his Jailhouse Rock shirt.

David and Sally perform a twirl.

David and Sally perform a twirl.

Rockers Karl and Patti.

Rockers Karl and Patti.