Everyone’s a winner from the RBR and today we kicked more big goals as we finally got to get our show on the road. Last night’s G'day G'day welcome function went off with a bang with a room full of very energetic and enthusiastic rally entrants uniting and reuniting with both new and old friends.
Our day got off to a crisp, cool and exciting start from the new Brisbane West Wellcamp airport and it wasn’t long before the cars were slipping and sliding and beginning to recolour their machines with fun coloured mud. Just 200 metres from the start line the rally track went bush and followed some roads and tracks around the airport precinct. The rest of the day was spent wondering around the Darling Downs on back shire roads, country lane ways, forestry tracks and a few hours of challenging fun on a number of properties between Tara, Moonie and further on to Westmar.
All in all it was a perfect start to a perfect event and a great shake down and indication of how much fun you can have on the RBR. Sandy tracks, rocky gullies, muddy bog holes, busted wire gates and all through country that is right here in our back yard. We are very privileged to be able to access and travel through so many private properties and it is on these legs that we all get to see and enjoy so many hidden treasures.
Apart from raising a lot of money for GIVIT and having lots of fun along the way, another key focus is spreading the word of GIVIT into and through the areas and communities that we travel through. The RBR has generated an enormous amount of public and media interest and we have gained some invaluable exposure for our event and GIVIT.
Day one score, RBR 1 up and on top! Everyone is now in Westmar setting up camp and getting ready for a great night. It is sure to be a fun night around the camp fires and listening to our rally resident one man band “Owie” belt out a long list of Aussie Rock n Roll anthems. Today was “this is Australia” day and everyone is in theme and ready to make the most of their first night out on the Road Boss Road.