Although only a short day, it packed a pretty entertaining punch with plenty of action and challenges crammed into the 150km. Gates, creek crossings, heavy sand, mud holes and even took on the scary challenge of driving for a few kilometres along the Pacific H/way. (Give us the bush tracks any day, they are much safer!)
It was an exciting and proud achievement to bring our first ever Road Boss Rally across the finish line. Our focus and aim was to put on an event that people could go home with a smile from ear to ear and bursting with excitement and ready to line up again next year. Mission accomplished! Although only one week long, it had a road train full of fun, entertainment, adventure, challenge, hardships, mateships, hilarious unplanned antics and of course, all the generous and charitable deeds and donations that would bring a tear to your eye. These are amazing people and as I so often say, the best in the world.
Juliette Wright, CEO and founder of GIVIT bounced and jumped around as she excitedly flagged every car in from the Road Boss Rally and off on the Super. By the time everyone finished, started and re started, it saw about 150 vehicles come under that arch today. WOW!
Tonight is the big night and it will truly see a dream come true. A little over twelve months ago we set out on this RBR project and once all the fine tuning and logistics were put in place, it became obvious that this night was going to be the BIG one. Everyone, regardless of what event they have done or are doing, will be in the room. It is here that we also see our fundraising efforts announced and the BIG/HUGE/MEGA cheque presented to GIVIT. The Rally Tally and result is so far from what we ever dreamt or imagined, it is just too hard to comprehend. This is going to be one of the proudest moments in all our rally lives and will be quite a historical moment. What we have done and achieved together has truly made a difference in so many people’s lives. As Juliette Wright said, this (the RBR) is a game changer for GIVIT.
Thanks for watching and reading everybody and we hope you have enjoyed the ride. We certainly did. Entries are now open in the 2017 RBR, so go for it!
Super starts from now, so tomorrow we will be back to day one again, and on the road for Perth, Road Boss style! Si hang on tight.
Cheers – Road Boss
(Note: I didn’t get any bush or action shots today, too busy elsewhere There are two significant photos though. One of Car 62, the Red Rocket from Goondiwindi being the highest fundraiser on the 2016 RBR and Car 753 ‘Jagman’ who will be starting the Super as the highest fundraiser as of today.)