With sunny, 23-degree conditions, 153 stunning cars and an eye-catching motorbike descended on the Hobart Cenotaph for MotorEx Cruise for Charity. This great turnout on Sunday, November 8 established the Tasmanian round as the latest success story of the bumper 2015 C4C season.
Organised and coordinated by Louise Tuttle, the event has raised $5807.70 for Camp Quality so far. This fantastic figure will grow once the cricket bat kindly donated by Cripps Bakery has been auctioned off on eBay.
As well as attracting a host of enthusiast vehicles from the both the Tasmania GMH Holden Owners Club and V8 Holdens of Tasmania who are based in the picturesque city of Hobart and surrounding townships. C4C Tasmania also managed to enticed 10 Melbourne-based club members to make the trek across Bass Strait to take part in the day’s festivities.
The sight of all these classic and enthusiast vehicles making their way to the Cenotaph certainly brightened up many people’s day, drawing countless smiles and thumbs up as they cruised by. The biggest smiles were on the face of the four highly-appreciative Camp Quality kids who each hitched a ride in the cruise itself. Judging by their ear-to-ear grins at the end, it was an amazing experience which left them with heart-warming memories, which they can draw on to help them and their families through the difficult times facing them in the future.
After the cruise, the kids also helped sell raffle tickets, took turns in drawing out the tickets, calling the lucky numbers and handing over the prizes. They also assisted in presenting the trophies to the Show ‘n’ Shine winners.
To reinforce the family-friendly persona of MotorEx Cruise for Charity, there was face painting for the kids and a massive BBQ – with a number of organiser’s children helping out on the day. This included Louise Tuttle’s severely disabled, autistic son.
Special mention should also go to Kirsty Smith, Skye Tuttle, Chloe Tuttle, Brooke Tuttle, 11-year old Marli Tuttle. Skye and Chloe helped with car diversions for safety on the cruise route and stayed and assisted with a stranded Subaru until the tow truck arrived.
Other invaluable volunteers included John Robinson (who helped keep everything in order) and Mick Lehman – who assisted with sponsors and donations, plus donated a prize himself, event set-up and head BBQ chef! Max Ellis was the day’s official photographer, shooting every car as they began funnelling into the venue at 8:30am, plus everyone enjoying themselves on the day, along with the immense joy the Camp Quality kids had on the day. They all had a tonne of fun and wore permanent smiles the entire day, which made all the organisers, volunteers and participants very, very happy to be part of such a great cause.
With bumper events done and dusted in Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania, it’s now up to Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales to continue C4C’s outstanding 2015 turnout. Jump onto the C4C Facebook event page for your state and click the ‘GOING’ button, then get your crew together. See ya there!