Western Australia kicked off the 2016 Cruise for Charity calendar with a bang. The new innovations introduced for the Perth leg of C4C13 proved to be a big hit, helping to attract 892 awesome cruisers, along with a host of spectators who all chipped in to raise a very generous $37,842.15 for the deserving kids of Camp Quality. Well done gals and guys, give yourselves a deserving pat on the back.
Joining the traditional Joondalup meet for the very first time was the new southern meet point at Waroona – co-ordinated by the Just Cruizin Street Machines. The addition and an extra meet point attracted an interesting array of keen cruisers – no doubt the second meet point is only going to get more popular in coming years.
One of the big promotions happening across all of the 2016 MotorEx Cruise for Charity rounds is the free can of Matte Black Designer Wraps Spray for every participant. The complimentary can was big hit, with Designer Wraps chipping in few extras to give away almost 1000 cans on the day. Whoo, hoo!
WA really embraces Cruise for Charity’s ‘everybody’s welcome’ attitude, as the diversity of cool machinery on show was as mesmerizingly-varied as ever. Watching all the cruisers pile out of the meet points (Joondalup shown here), or rolling in through the gates of Perth Motorplex (the destination) is always a crowd favourite.
Seven lucky punters were successful in the charity auction for a white-knuckle Smashing Tyres Burnout Ride. Two of the successful bidders were getting a great ride in Tim Nelson’s wicked green XA coupe UNCIVIL – right up until the engine wet pop! The two winning bidders then helped push the stricken coupe off the pad – and loved every minute of the whole experience!
Matt James left his crowd-stopping COMPACT at home this year, instead bringing his fresh-looking VE Commodore, UNWANTED – another of the brutal beasts that took the burnout auction winners for the ride of their lives.
The WA Performance Drift Team rocked up with four of their ballistic sideways tyre fryers – including Mitch Lerner’s ferocious R34 Skyline, front and centre. The lads thrilled the crowds with a number of demonstration runs across the day, as well as taking four winners of the charity auction for a jaw-clenching banshee ride – with each winner emerging wide-eye and thoroughly exhilarated by their investment.
Mitch and his crew from WA Performance & Service Centre brought along their Dyno Dynamics dyno. They were powering through the horsepower combatants, running up around 20 cars before having to pack up early due to the threatening skies – which thankfully held out. Once the rollers had stopped, Josh Hunt in his Maloo ute, HULKED came out on top with 719.1 rwhp – a mighty effort for a genuinely street driven machine.
The glorious morning sun only made the spectacle of nearly 900 stunning cruisers all gathered together all the more impressive. Once everybody had found themselves a spot, most spent the rest of the day, chilling-out, catching up with friends and having fun checking out the cool machinery that had taken part in the cruise. More importantly, organisers where very appreciative of the overall good behaviour of participants.
Jordan Roche’s SLAMMVAN was easily the brightest-coloured of the 57 VIPs that chipped in the extra donation to take pride of place in VIP alley. In stark contrast to Jordan’s belly scraping van was the high-riding GMC of Matt James.
As always, MotorEx C4C Perth was well supported by the industry and modified car community. Great supporters, Cronic Customs, Unique Dipping and Motorhound each took trade stands – all of which proved immensely popular. A host of Camp Quality volunteers helped make the day run as smooth as silk, while the Perth Motorplex staff (who also donated their time) couldn’t have been more supportive or accommodating. What a great start to C4C 2016! Now in its 13th year, it’s destined to be yet another amazing year for all the cruisers, who come together to raise money for the less-fortunate kids of Camp Quality. Well done everyone!