Here’s Car 54, en route for the Variety Bash
THREE Warwick Freemasons have begun a labour of love, restoring a1982 ZH Ford Fairlane to take part in a 3000km journey across the outback to raise money for sick and disadvantaged kids.
Warwick father and son, Murray and Matthew Sondergeld, and their mate Malcolm Creed, have signed up for the 2013 Variety Bash and will spend the next few months getting their vehicle ship shape for the big adventure.
"We've been working on the engine for several weeks and are busy trying to track down all the parts we need," 60-year-old Murray said.
"We've also started on the bodywork and have begun removing all the panels so we can give the old Fairlane a fresh coat of paint."
Matthew said they decided to enter the Variety Bash because they wanted to do something positive for the community and help children in need.
"The Freemason's Grand Officers Association is sponsoring our trip and we're also hoping to raise thousands of dollars by rallying the support of fellow Freemasons along the way.
"The Bash route takes in about 30 of our regional lodges so we'll be sure to rattle the donation tin as we pass through all the towns."
Grand Officers Association chairman Doug Wells is pleased to support the fundraiser and looking forward to seeing the finished car.
"The car will be decorated in the United Grand Lodge colours of blue and white, and other symbols of Freemasonry such as the square and compasses," he said.