Purple people to eat up miles
SUPPORTERS, fans and sponsors of the three-girl crew of The Purple People Eaters Rally Team gathered in Herbert St, Allora on Monday morning to farewell Allora’s entrant in this year’s Great Endeavour Rally for 2010.
Bev O’Halloran (driver), Lyn Wright (navigator) and Margy Ciccoletti (crew member or, if you like, the back-seat driver) drove around the town in their wacky purple Kingswood (yes, The Kingswood) with sirens and music blaring.
It gave residents a taste of what is in store for the many towns and villages the rally will pass through on its way from Burleigh Heads to Bargara.
They stopped outside the Railway Hotel to give away purple balloons and purple jellybeans to the crowd of family, friends and well-wishers who had gathered. Bev, Lyn and Margy looked resplendent in their purple outfits as they mingled and said cheerio.
Major sponsors Jon Constable (Allora Pharmacy), Zita Dwan (Allora Newsagency) and Robyn Miles (Railway Hotel) were on hand to bid the girls bon voyage on their great adventure.
The girls left a little after 10.30am for the start line at Burleigh Heads. First stop though, was fuel from sponsor Glenmar Fuels on the highway.
This year’s event is the 23rd annual Endeavour Rally and will cover about 3500kms.
The event began from Burleigh Heads on Tuesday and will finish at Bargara on Thursday, July 22.