Car rally rumbles through Gayndah
Muscling up for charity
THE Muscle Car rally was forced to make a pit stop along the way but still managed to rumble smoothly into Gayndah.
Event organiser Dennis McGuire’s Mustang was a casualty due to a “little $6 part”.
“It takes about six weeks to get it in and about six hours to fit a gasket,” Mr McGuire said.
“Unfortunately you just can’t get one here and can’t make it yourself.”
Despite the setback, Mr McGuire said the rally was a great opportunity for the drivers to get out and do something a bit different.
“We have two or three couples here that haven’t had holidays for many, many years and it’s just been a great thing for them,” he said.
“It’s been fantastic to get more couples involved and more women as well.
“It’s not just a male thing, a lot of women like driving too. “When we let them.” Mr McGuire said the trip was not without its fun and
MUSCLE CAR: Lindsay McDermid and Dennis McGuire stop off in Gayndah as part of the car rally to raise funds to assist young people with disabilities. games.
“It’s the old story of what happens on the cruise stays on the cruise,” he said. “And this is the cruise.” The rally saw the group stop at Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Gayndah and Kingaroy on its way down to the Sunshine Coast as its final destination.
Mr McGuire said there was a reason he stopped at each town, but Gayndah was special.
“We’ve found so much support in this town, it’s been unbelievable,” he said.
“It’s just a close-knit community.”
More than 25 drivers joined the Muscle Car rally to support the Sunshine Butterflies Charity and Disability Service.
With funds raised, Mr McGuire said he hoped the charity could continue to provide support and services to children in need and their families.
“The charity side of things, that’s the whole reason we’re doing it,” he said.