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Inaugural Victorian Aussie Muscle Car Run crosses the state to raise funds

Publish Date: 16/6/2016

Ten legendary cars manufactured during the period of 1963 to 1977 were showcased in a the cruise to raise funds for the Victorian Patient Accommodation Centre.

The run kicked off from Caribbean Gardens, where the teams, their families, friends and supporters gathered for the first ‘Show and Shine’ event and to farewell the participants for their journey.

The longest stretch of driving for the week saw the teams clock over 430 kilometres on day two from the bayside town of San Remo to Dinner Plain, set high in the Victorian Alps. After ascending the winding roads, they arrived in the evening to very chilly temperatures. The weather created heavy fogs for the following morning for the drive to Benalla, testing even the most experienced driver’s skills.

The teams were happy to enjoy some downtime at Heathcote for a morning of motorsport activities, followed by a viewing of the largest private collection of Chrysler’s in Australia in Kyneton. In the evening, the cars rolled into Ballarat for dinner with a special visit from television and radio presenter, Glen Ridge, who spoke to the group about his shared passion for muscle cars.

The following day the group arrived in Portland in the South-West of Victoria. The evening ‘Show and Shine’ at the Portland Civic Hall was a huge success, attracting over 300 people. 

The final day involved driving along the scenic Great Ocean Road towards the last stop at Bayview on the Park at Albert Park Lake where the teams had dinner and reflected on the wonderful week.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, Victoria's first Aussie Muscle Car Run was a huge success raising an incredible $81, 116 for the Leukaemia Foundation's Building of Hope, the Victorian Patient Accommodation Centre. 

Are you keen to join the fun? You can register now for Aussie Muscle Car Run events in other states later this year.

  • Queensland – July 13 to August 6
  • Western Australia – October 24 to 30
  • South Australia – November 5 to 11 
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