Event supports cancer unit
Ruff n Tuff brings car enthusiasts motoring
DALLARNIL’S Greg Hardy didn’t realise money raised at the Biggenden Ruff n Tuff Charity Car Show would benefit a cause close to his heart, the Bundaberg oncology unit.
The cancer sufferer is thankful for the unit as it means his son, Ross, doesn’t have to travel those extra kilometres to Brisbane.
“We still have to travel to Brisbane on occasions, but being able to have my treatment closer to home is great,” Mr Hardy said. “The staff are wonderful.” On another positive note, Mr Hardy said Biggenden Hospital now had two trainees learning to administer chemotherapy.
“If there is problems, the unit can be contacted through telehealth,” he said.
“Hopefully in the future I will be able to take advantage of this service.
“In the meantime it is back and forwards to Bundaberg.”
Admiring the line-up of vehicles on display in the ring at Saturday’s event, Mr Hardy, who is a long-time member of the club, said numbers may be down this year, “but there is still a nice line-up”.
In the arena, Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle member Ross Gray was busy answering questions about his restored 1926 TT truck he had on display.
“I’ve owned it for
30 years,” he said proudly.
Mr Gray said he’d had lots of help fixing up the old classic, including 90-year-old Harry Mason undertaking the mechanical work.
“What Harry doesn’t know about early Fords is not worth knowing,” he said.
Mr Gray brought the truck over to Biggenden from Bundaberg on a trailer he’d made.
“I could drive it but it’s a bit slow.”
Club president Craig Schmidt estimated there were 600-800 through the gate
“Although numbers were down, not everyone nominates their vehicle for judging,” he said.
“They just come for a drive in the country.”
Mr Schmidt said the event ran smoothly overall.
“Everyone was happy,” he said
“The sun was shining, which was a bonus.”
Burnouts were missing from Saturday’s event, primarily to keep down expenses.
Club secretary Marilyn Herbener said the burnouts cost the group dearly every year.
“They take a lot of manpower, insurance is high and we only have about 10 members,” she said.
The trophies made by member Rick McMullen were a hit with the winners.
GREAT CAUSE: Greg Hardy of Dallarnil is pleased profits from the Biggenden Ruff n Tuff will support the Bundaberg oncology unit PHOTOS: ERICA MURREE
Ray and Doreen Cole, of Childers, with Ross Gray and his 1926 TT truck.
The flags were flying high at the charity car show on Saturday.
It’s important to check out what’s under the bonnet.
This T-bucket hot rod was a crowd-pleaser.
Sitting back and relaxing with friends.