The field is forming for the second Classic Car Cruise for Camp Quality and organisers are calling on Canberra’s car clubs, corporate sector and car lovers generally to join the drive on Sunday 10 September from Mawson Playing Fields to the Treasury car park in Parkes.
All money raised will go to Camp Quality and the programs the charity runs to support children and their families impacted by cancer.
Last year the event drew 108 cars and raised $20,000 and organisers SuperheroesACT are hoping to roar past that this year.
Superhero and CEO of energy management consultancy Energy Action, Ivan Slavich, said Camp Quality supported about 150 children aged 0-13 and the same number of families, who are impacted by cancer, whether it be their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they love (parent, carer or sibling).
He said the charity took children on camps to build resilience, taught them life skills, supported their hospital visits and ran an educational program that visits schools and hospitals.
Mr Slavich said the event was open to cars 20 years or older, exotic cars, company-branded cars and members of car clubs.
But cutting edge vehicles will also be represented with Mr Slavich and his wife Anna driving a Tesla Model S electric car.
Car fans can also expect to see Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Mercedes, MGs, American Muscle cars, home-grown Toranas and more.
Money is raised through registering for the event – a minimum of $25 for motorbikes (Category 1) or $50 for cars and trucks 20 years old and older, car club vehicles and luxury exotics (Category 2), and attracting donations.
The position in the Cruise Pack will be determined by how much entrants raise, with the top fundraisers winning pole position to lead the cruise. Entrants are urged to share their fundraising page with as many people as they can.
The day will begin at 9 am with all entered vehicles mustering at Mawson Playing Fields. At 10 am entrants start their engines for the cruise through Canberra on a designated route before finishing at the Treasury carpark where the general public will get the chance to view classic and beautiful cars, see and hear a Torana drag car, enjoy a bite to eat, and get involved with children’s activities.
Mr Slavich said the event was keen to attract more corporate cars. “All they need is to be branded with the company logo,” he said.
For more information and to register go here, or call Anna Slavich on 0403 363 353.