Kings(wood) of the road

Mates rally for sick kids in need

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We're on the road by 7am and we fin­ish at 5pm...

BOUNC­ING down dirt roads in a Holden Kingswood all day might sound crazy to some, but four mates have banded to­gether to do just that – and raise money for a good cause while they’re at it.

Woodgate’s Nathan Kropp has hit the road with Ty Ric, Scott Rowe and Drew Ste­wart from Her­vey Bay, Crows Nest and Mary­bor­ough for the 2016 Va­ri­ety Bash.

Start­ing out at War­wick, the four mates are mak­ing their way through NSW to get to Bathurst for the 1000 on the week­end.

“Ours is a 1977 HS Kingswood, and it’s been go­ing so far so good,” Mr Kropp said.

“It’s only been bogged twice.

“The ru­mour of wet weather in NSW is true.”

On Tues­day and Wed­nes­day they en­joyed a lay­over at Lake Kur­ra­jong.

“We’re putting the car in for a few re­pairs and rest­ing up.”

En­trants of the Va­ri­ety Bash must raise a min­i­mum of $8000 per car to en­ter, and Mr Kropp said they had raised just more than $10,000.

The money from the statewide event goes towards char­i­ties help­ing chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

This year 145 cars and more than 300 peo­ple are a part of it.

All things go­ing well the rally will hit Bathurst on Satur­day.

“We’re on the road by 7am and we fin­ish at 5pm, stop­ping at schools and small com­mu­ni­ties,” Mr Kropp said. “It’s a long day.” The money was raised through the re­cent Woodgate Fish­ing Com­pe­ti­tion and other ef­forts through­out the year.

Spon­sors of the team in­clude Ray White Mary­bor­ough, Her­vey Bay RSL and Carter Cooper Realty.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

MARIO BROTHERS: Ty Ric, Scott Rowe, Drew Ste­wart and Nathan Kropp are on their way to Bathurst.

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