Just a grand to land a Leg­end

Big Rigs - - WIN A LEGEND - David Vile

UN­VEILED at the 2017 Bris­bane Truck Show, the Ken­worth T900 Leg­end quickly be­came a much sought-af­ter truck, tak­ing its place along­side other lim­ited-edi­tion mod­els, in­clud­ing the Bi­cen­ten­nial Mack Su­per Liner from the late 1980s (of which only 16 were made), and Ken­worth’s T950 Leg­end from ear­lier this decade with (only 75 mod­els built).

The 137th T900 to come off the Ken­worth as­sem­bly line in Bayswa­ter has taken a dif­fer­ent path rather than be­ing put straight into a trans­port ap­pli­ca­tion, be­ing the first prize in a ma­jor fundraiser for the Hep­burn Foot­ball and Net­ball Club.

Lo­cated to the north-west of Melbourne, the “Bur­ras”, as they are known in the Cen­tral High­lands Foot­ball League, have been tak­ing the Ken­worth around to shows and events to dis­play and sell tick­ets, with the prize draw tak­ing place on March 30 next year.

Garry Rodoni, from the Hep­burn FNC, was on hand at the De­niliquin Truck Show and In­dus­try Expo, where he spoke about the raf­fle, which has been a big un­der­tak­ing for the club.

“Rais­ing money for a footy club is hard work. This is a big step up for us and this pre­sented us a great op­por­tu­nity to do some­thing dif­fer­ent,” he said.

Hav­ing raf­fled off an­other T900 back in the 1990s, and with the sup­port of Ken­worth, the club forged ahead ear­lier this year with run­ning an­other truck raf­fle, with only 1000 tick­ets to be sold at $1000 each.

With a to­tal value of $384,000, in­clud­ing on-road costs, the Ken­worth is fit­ted out with a Cum­mins X15 en­gine, Ea­ton-Fuller driveline, a high-rise Aero sleeper and all the stain­less ac­ces­sories and badg­ing that sig­nify its “Leg­end” sta­tus.

Fin­ished in an Arc­tic white paint colour, the truck lends it­self well to fur­ther cus­tomi­sa­tion by the lucky win­ner.

Sec­ond prize is a $20,000 Visa gift card, with prizes run­ning down to a $5000 gift card as for the fifth ticket drawn.

The up­take of ticket sales has been very good, with some ticket buy­ers who missed out on buy­ing their own T900 se­cur­ing mul­ti­ple tick­ets in the raf­fle.

At the time of writ­ing, more than 700 tick­ets had been sold, with the full al­lo­ca­tion likely to sell out be­fore the draw, so with Christ­mas com­ing up, the pur­chase of a ticket for your­self or some­one as a gift might pay div­i­dends.

With nine pre­mier­ships in the past 30 years, the Bur­ras have been suc­cess­ful in their en­deav­ours on the foot­ball ground.

The in­di­ca­tions are they will kick some big goals off-field, rais­ing much needed funds which will be ploughed back into the club, and through that the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We are rapt with the take-up (of ticket sales),” said Garry.

“We are well on the way there to sell­ing all our tick­ets, and this will help keep our club go­ing for­ward - that’s why we do this.”

For more in­for­ma­tion and to se­cure your­self a chance to own your very own Leg­end, phone the raf­fle co-or­di­na­tor on 0475 383 292 or visit www.ken­worthraf­fle.com.

THIS COULD BE YOURS: Build No. 137, this T900 Leg­end is the prize in the Bur­ras’ raf­fle.

Garry Rodoni with the T900 at the De­niliquin Truck Show and In­dus­try Expo.

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