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Rally for family after dad of six dies in Mooloolaba crash

Car enthusiast Troy Kohncke, who died in a motorcycle crash at Mooloolaba.
Car enthusiast Troy Kohncke, who died in a motorcycle crash at Mooloolaba.

FRIENDS of a Buderim man who died in a crash on Saturday expect up to 3000 people will attend a car show set up to raise money for his family.

Troy Kohncke died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at the intersection of Meta St and Mooloolaba Esp.

It was the first fatality on a Sunshine Coast road for 2013.

The 36-year-old left behind his wife, Mia, and six children ranging in age from 17 to just over 12 months.

The family fundraiser will be held at Currimundi Hotel on Sunday from 10am.

There will be a car show with prizes, a live band, sausage sizzle, raffles, auctions, jumping castle, face painting and slides.

All money raised will go to the Kohncke family.

Friend and fellow car enthusiast Daniel King, of Tru Customs at Forest Glen, has helped to organise the rally.

He envisions it becoming an annual event and a legacy to Troy.

"Troy was one of the most well known Commodore enthusiasts in Queensland," Mr King said.

"So far we've had 20 businesses donate things for the auction and raffles.

"They've also donated goods and services directly to the family."

Mr King said there would be trophies for best show car, street car, Ford, Holden, utility, and hot rod, and in the categories of upholstery, modified, paint, wheels, air brushed, street driven cars, V6 and people's choice.

For more information or to enter a car, contact Mr King on 0457 312 996.

Topics:  donations, fatal crash




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