Endeavour Rally stops by on its final leg
FOR the second week in a row, Mungungo Pub had the privilege of being a stopover for a rally of classic vehicles, but this time it was on a higher scale.
Around 63 vehicles taking part in the 30th Great Endeavour Rally came down from Moranbah on Friday to stop overnight at the hotel before setting off on the final leg of the trip toward Hervey Bay.
Ride co-ordinator Paul Purcell said they try to find different stopovers every rally.
“We try to go places we haven’t seen before; nice little country towns that are excited and welcoming of the group,” Mr Purcell said.
“We love to mingle with the locals. The group gets to know each other over the eight days and by the same token when we pull up in town, everyone loves to have a beer with the locals and show off their cars.”
Since it began three decades ago, the rally has raised a total of $10 million for the Endeavour Foundation.
The rally has an open approach to vehicles you can take on the road, with a good mix of ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s models, as well as some that are more bizarre.
Kingaroy resident Les Porter, who has been taking the Flying Peanut on the road for 19 years, said he was happy to see about a third of the rally participants were new faces.
“I’m over 70 now and it’s about time we see some young fellas come on so the oldies can sit back and have a rest,” Mr Porter said.
“It’s a great fundraiser for handicapped people and a great time away.”
The rally finished on Saturday, raising close to $40,000.
WHAT A RIDE: The Flying Peanut was one of the first to arrive at Mungungo Pub for the Great Endeavour Rally meet-up.