TROY MALTBY, 47

ELEC­TRI­CIAN 1968 FORD GALAXY ES­SEN­TIAL: RUM

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Feature -

This is my fourth Bash. I did my first one six years ago. It’s very hard to raise the money. It takes us close to two years to do it. Last year we had a framed signed Cow­boys jersey we raf­fled off, we do a few sausage sizzles, and choco­lates, and we have re­ally good spon­sors. The boys at Clean It and Sher­riff Elec­tri­cal re­ally helped us out, over the four years we’re one of the smaller ones but we’ve prob­a­bly raised $80,000. When they present to kids or a fam­ily, they do that on the first night, you’ll have a room full of three to 400 blokes cry­ing. We used to do a few dif­fer­ent themes but we’ve set­tled on Dr Who and the Lost Galaxy. I did the first one with my wife. It was magic. We went with an­other cou­ple. Ev­ery­one should have a go. We take a min­i­mum amount of parts – there’s a list of spares that are sug­gested you take, but the me­chan­ics are great bush me­chan­ics. Some of the boys have changed mo­tors overnight. It’s just in­cred­i­ble what they can do.”

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