RETRO car restorers Tony Roskell and his co-driver Clinto Hodge hit the road this month for a seven-day drive to raise funds for people with blood cancer.
The Revvin’ in the Wild West was a new event for the Leukaemia Foundation open to owners of vehicles made from 1963 to 1977.
Mr Roskell said this was the first time his ‘Dodgy Brothers Racing’ teammates signed up for the 1997km event, which spanned the Wheatbelt, the South-West and the Great Southern.
“We all have businesses and own race cars, so we started a bit of a price war trying to outdo each other to raise the most money,” Mr Roskell said.
“I reckon we’ll do it again next year and make it an annual event.”
Mr Roskell (57) beat his $4000 target by $6000, thanks to the generosity of family, friends and customers.
The other ‘dodgy brother’ included Mr Roskell’s co-driver Hodge, and Challengers Peter Callo, of Hazelmere, and Terry Massaro, of Collie.
More than 20 WA drivers took part in the non-competitive event from Fremantle, described as more of a ‘week-long cruise’ than a race.