Big crowd revs up fundraiser

By David Chapman

RICH River Rod and Custom Club members and supporters have again shown their generosity at Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

For the third consecutive year the club put on a morning tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

This year’s event, held at held at Old Time Auto Repairs on May 19, raised more than $3000.

Club president Rob Greiner said the day was ‘‘absolutely fantastic’’.

He said a big crowd of people turned up on the day for a cuppa and scone, to bid at auction on donated goods and admire the classic and customised vehicles on display.

‘‘There were a lot of really good cars and a lot of new faces,’’ Mr Greiner said.

‘‘There were people from Avoca who just came up for the day.’’

One of the highlights of the day was a supercharged 302 motor run on ethanol which Chris Oliver, Clive Polidano and Peter Holmfield operated for onlookers.

‘‘It was a bit of a surprise and a great initiative which created a fair bit of interest,’’ Mr Greiner said.

‘‘They were firing it up and tuning it throughout the day and a lot of people there were very appreciative of it.’’

Mr Greiner said it was terrific to see a lot of families at the event and a lot of people stayed longer than previous years which was also pleasing.

He said the auction went well and there were a number of giveaways too which maintained the interest of the crowd.

The club thanked Clive Polidano, for use of his Old Time Auto Repairs business as the venue for the fundraiser, and Riverloaf Bakery for supplying the food.

The club also expressed gratitude to local businesses for donating goods, including Snap On Tools, Autobarn, Repco, AJM Electrics, Ryan Lilburn Detailing and Woodlands Park.