Revved up for bushfire appeal

By Jessica Micallef

Sunbury local Brad Radclyffe is calling on car lovers to bring their pride and joy to Langama Park on Sunday for a car show.

Mr Radclyffe said all money raised from the event would go towards the Victorian Bushfire

“We have to do something to help these people,” he said. “I wanted to do more than just give a few dollars.

“There’ll be anything from hot rods to modern cars. All vehicles are welcome – cars, bikes, we have trucks coming in as well.

“It should be a really good event. It’s growing in terms of social media.

“We’ve got interest from people in the eastern suburbs like Dandenong, Mornington [and] Rosebud. We have cars coming from Swan Hill.”

As well as monetary donations, Mr Radclyffe is asking show goers to donate toiletries, toys and manchester and non-perishable food.

“Anything that is a necessity to the victims,” he said. “Any goods are going to be hand delivered to Bairnsdale by myself to then be distributed to towns like Orbost and Mallacoota.”

There’ll be something for everyone at the car show, including a jumping castle and face painting stations for children. Ice cream and coffee vans will also be provided.

“At the end of the day, I can put my hand on my heart and say we contributed and did our part,” Mr Radclyffe said.

“If everyone did a little bit, that’s awesome. That’s what we do as Aussies – we help each other.”

The car show is on Sunday, January 26 at Langama Park, 109 Mitchells Lane between noon-5pm.