Kings(wood) of the road
Mates rally for sick kids in need
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.
MARIO BROTHERS: Ty Ric, Scott Rowe, Drew Stewart and Nathan Kropp are on their way to Bathurst.