Cruisers flex muscle

Ron Tilby (Attadale) with his replica 1970 XW Falcon
Ron Tilby (Attadale) with his replica 1970 XW Falcon

With his brother Terry, nephew Marshall, and mate Tony Blair, they will set off in style in the white and gold Ford Falcon for a four-day mystery cruise.

Mr Tilby will take part in the annual Variety Creative Car Cruise for a second year, saying last year’s event was a lot of fun and for a worthwhile cause.

‘The Cruise starts at a primary school in Armadale on Friday, March 22,’ he said. ‘We wind our way through the south-west visiting various schools and children’s organisations, along with stopping for theme nights, parades and fundraising activities.

Together with 22 other classic car teams, the motoring enthusiasts will travel some of WA’s most beautiful outback roads and arrive in Bunbury.

‘The car we are using this year is a 1970 XW Falcon purchased recently to upgrade last year’s vehicle (a 1937 Rolls Royce), which was a little bit slow,’ Mr Tilby said.

The event allows car lovers to enter classic, muscle, sports or modified vehicles.

Variety WA chief executive Michael Pailthorpe said he was delighted by the number of entries received so far for the creative car cruise.

‘In 2012 the Variety Creative Car Cruise raised more than $100,000, which was a fantastic result,’ he said.

‘For the participants, the greatest reward of all was being able to present grants of practical assistance to children in the local communities along the way.’

Participants are required to raise a minimum $4000 donation per team, or $3000 for new teams.