Car lovers use their muscle to fundraise for Leukaemia Foundation

The inaugural Leukaemia Foundation Aussie Muscle Car Run left from the Esplanade in Fremantle.
The inaugural Leukaemia Foundation Aussie Muscle Car Run left from the Esplanade in Fremantle.

BOG laps are a common occurrence in Fremantle, but car owners had a real reason to show off recently during the inaugural Leukaemia Foundation Aussie Muscle Car Run.

Open to cars made between 1963 and 1977, the Muscle Car Run started in Fremantle before heading around WA on a seven-day cruise, all to fundraise for the fight against leukaemia.

Leukaemia Foundation general manager Andrew York said he was pleased with the 22-car turnout for the first run.

“The funds raised will be invested into the Foundation’s accommodation service, providing a ‘home away from home’ for families from regional WA who need to relocate to Perth for blood cancer treatment,” he said.

“This run took entrants on about 1997km of bitumen roads around a broad sweep of southern Western Australian country towns to enjoy the hospitality and scenery, mixing with like-minded enthusiasts and of course, the sheer pleasure of the drive.

“It was not a competition event but a week-long cruise event and opportunity to show off your car to the wider communities spanning across WA.”

At the time of going to print, the innaugural event had managed to raise almost $200,000.