FAYETTE COUNTY, GA — The controversial car show on rapper Rick Ross’ Fayette County estate ended Saturday without major issues, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.
It was estimated that more than 6,000 people attended.
One of those who brought in cars was Paul Yancey from his auto shop in Fayetteville. Attended the event last year.
“He was the best. Very organized. Of course, he always puts on a great show. He’s a great promoter, and we really enjoy ourselves,” Yancey said.
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Buses with a police escort ferried thousands through traffic on the two-lane highway that leads to Ross’ property.
“Everything went very well considering the number of people and the little traffic we have here, and the reason is because he has put together a good team,” Sheriff Babb said.
Last year, Sharif Bab said the event lacked coordination with the governorate, leaving neighbors frustrated with the traffic and people standing on the roadsides.
“This year, they started making a lot of plans, and they listened to us, and we listened to them,” Bab said.
People were removed from nearby malls, and police stopped traffic for people living in nearby communities so they could move around more freely.
Bab said the paramedics had no problem getting in and out.
Some neighbors said it was very helpful and commended the police and Rick Ross’ team for doing as promised.
“We can get our medical equipment from here. I think it’s been good for the community as far as law enforcement is concerned because we’ll be working together like we’ve never worked before. So it’s a good team-building exercise for public safety. Not just law enforcement but shooting,” Babb said. And rescue too.
Three people required medical attention, including one who was injured after a tent was blown away by the wind, but there were no serious injuries.
“Look, this is actually massive because it’s actually laying out a plan for years to come,” said Major Marcus Dennard of the South Fulton Police Department.
The event ended around 6:00 pm. By 9:30 p.m., neighbors watching the traffic expressed concern.
Channel 2 Action News Showing you for weeks all the efforts the neighbors are making to prevent the event from happening.
“I don’t care if it goes smoothly,” said neighbor John E. Jones. “This community is not a place for a commercial event of this scale and scale.”
He said the event is more suited to Road Atlanta Speedway.
He said he and others plan to be at the next meeting of the Fayette County Commissioner to try to prevent it from happening again.
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