Car, characters, cold weather and a very warm welcome got us under way for the 2016 Road Boss Rally. The Garden City of Toowoomba sure put on a great show of wet and windy weather but it certainly didn't dampen the fun and excitement as everyone rolled through gearing themselves for the next week on the road. Cars and crews from Cairns, Sydney, Mackay, Townsville and many other Australian states, cities and communities all migrated to Toowoomba for registration and check in. Everyone is now present and accounted for and preparing for a great night ahead. Tonight we all gather for the grand opening ceremony and officially welcome in the 2016 Road Boss Rally. Our special guardian lamp will be lit, everyone will be upstanding to recite our traditional "Creed" and starting positions will be auctioned off. Plenty of fun, antics and entertainment will open up the show and set the scene for the next five days through to Port Macquarie. Today also saw our overall fundraising total reach above $150 000! This figure is set to soar as we still have quite a few fundraising dollars yet to make its way into the count and of course, all our entertaining charity auctions during the rally. Saddle up everybody and let the GAMES BEGIN, tomorrow we hit the road!