Cruisin' Chevies help Lockyer
FOR these Ipswich blokes and their immaculately kept Chevies, there can't possibly be a better way to raise money for charity.
David Guthrie and Warren Dittman, as part of the Queensland Chevrolet Car Club, will be taking part in a massive car cruise to raise money for the flood-hit Lockyer Valley region.
Other car clubs will also take place in the cruise, slated for March 5, which will start in Brisbane and stop in at a number of locations before heading west to Grantham.
So far $5000 dollars has been donated by the Chevrolet club and many more items donated from businesses for auction on the day.
Mr Guthrie, who will be taking his 1967 SS Impala Chevrolet on the cruise, said club members are hoping to raise plenty more cash for the flood-devastated region.
“Some people just get so much excitement from seeing the cars, especially young kids, because it's not what they're used to,” he said.
“The cruise is for a good cause and we just want to let people know its happening.”
The cruise will leave Brisbane at 9am from Logan West Community Centre, Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest and travel via Springfield, Ipswich, Rosewood, Laidley and Gatton and arrive at Grantham around noon.
They pick up goods, street machines and hot rods on the way and more cars from Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.
All cars will be parked in and around the Grantham State School grounds for an impromptu and free car show.
The Chevrolet Car Club will donate a minimum of $5000 to the school. Australian Country Choice will donate sausages for a massive barbecue put on by the club and the Grantham school P&C.
All the proceeds and goods donated will be distributed by the P&C directly to those in most need in Grantham