Port Lincoln drivers set for Muscle Car Run

Seven Port Lincoln drivers are revved up and ready for the Leukaemia Foundation Aussie Muscle Car Run later this month.

Participants Bob Nicholls, Cliff Carpenter, Rodney Scharfe, George Smith, Jason Moloney, Brian Luckraft and Kym Anderson will hit the road for the Muscle Car Run, which begins on October 29.

This year the run will take participants from Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek and travel through Benalla, Geelong and Mount Gambier before finishing in Adelaide on November 4.

Mr Carpenter will take part in his second Muscle Car Run and said he enjoyed the good camaraderie in the event, as well as being able to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“We raised $240,000 last year,” he said.

Mr Carpenter said seven local businesses have provided sponsorship for his car.

Mr Nicholls is also participating in his second Muscle Car Run and said he was happy to get sponsorship from local business Beer Garden Brewing.

“It’s absolutely fantastic because it’s locals helping locals,” he said.

Beer Garden Brewing owner Mark Butterworth knows from personal experience the impact leukaemia can have on families after losing his grandmother Betty Lance to the disease one month ago.

“It’s a very good cause and it’s one of those things that strikes so many, young and old,” he said.

Mr Butterworth encouraged people to not just support Leukaemia Foundation but also give blood to the Red Cross as it was something that could help those suffering from leukaemia.

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