News

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



Family and friends unite to help after son's death

The Maskell family with son and bother Jack (centre) who died in a motorcycle crash on Friday.

Jack Maskell died in a traffic crash late last week

Hospital emergency: Thousands clog ED with minor issues

EMERGENCY CALL: Ipswich Hospital's emergency department has been swamped in the past 12 months by people presenting with very minor issues.

Residents need to stop presenting with only minor treatment issues

QT’s name and shame: This week’s drink and drug drivers

Senior Constable Simon Cook with the RBT bus at Tweed Police Station Photo Blainey Woodham / Daily News

This week's convicted drink and drug drivers

Local Partners

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Rockhampton dancer en pointe for European stages

CENTRE STAGE: Anastasia Lewis has moved from Rockhampton to Sydney to study classical ballet.

Rocky dancer believes competitions are the perfect preparation

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets

Another Ripley development

THE ENTRANCE: An overview of the last planned development for the fast growing Ripley area.

85 more home lots released

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'