Registrations open for WA Aussie Muscle Car Run
Publish Date: 8/6/2016
The Leukaemia Foundation is calling for car enthusiasts to take part in its ‘Cruisin’ the West Coast’ Aussie Muscle Car Run event in WA from 24 - 30 October this year. The fundraising event will help provide accommodation for regional Western Australians who need to relocate to Perth for blood cancer treatment.
This unique fundraising event, proudly sponsored by Bridgestone Australia, provides owners of cars manufactured during the period 1963 - 1977 with an opportunity to show case their muscle cars in a seven day cruise in Western Australia in October.
“The inaugural WA event last year was a great success, with over $207,000 being raised. This year we hope to fill 35 car places and once again raise over $200,000,” said Andrew York, General Manager of the Leukaemia Foundation in WA.
The funds raised will help support the construction of the Leukaemia Foundation’s new accommodation centre in Shenton Park for regional families who need to relocate to Perth for a loved one’s blood cancer treatment. The complex will consist of apartments and will provide a ‘home away from home’ for families at no cost for the duration of their treatment in Perth.
The event is a leisure paced motoring run, providing Aussie Muscle Car owners with the opportunity to show case their cars to the wider community while having an adventure of a lifetime.
“We invite car clubs and car owners to sign up and register for the run this year. It is an iconic event for car owners from this era and with places limited, it is an event not to be missed,” said Andrew York.
This year, the run begins in Perth, heading north to Cervantes before visiting the South West region including Collie, Pemberton, Margaret River and Bunbury. The run then concludes in Perth. Over the seven days, participants will drive on the state’s best racetracks including Perth Motorplex, Barbagallo Raceway and Collie Motorplex.
The registration fee covers accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, motor sport, car livery, overnight security for the vehicles and more. Once registered, participants are then required to fundraise a minimum of $3,500 per car to be eligible to participate.
There are also places open for ‘special interest’ cars to participate (as determined by the event organisers). Modern muscle cars and other racing vehicles will be considered for entry.
For more information about the event or to register visit www.aussiemusclecarrun.com