Brace yourself for a colourful, characterful cavalcade of cars descending on Tenterfield on Friday, September 14 when the Great Escape car rally hits town.
Participants are raising funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Australia, raising more than $700,000 in the past two years alone. This year they left Windsor, NSW on September 9 and will finish in Bribie Island after traveling the Great Dividing Range.
Organisers have picked Tenterfield for a rest day, to do some sightseeing and take in the local attractions. Just to rack up some more miles, they’re planning a circuit taking in Billyrimba, Washpool and Gibraltar National Parks, Glen Elgin, Stannum and Glenlyon Station.
People are invited to check out the vehicles and meet the rally participants, with around 40 cars involved in the expedition.
Their hub will be the Tenterfield Motor Inn on Friday and Saturday night before the group departs for its next stop, Cherrabah, on Sunday.
Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system that’s responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus. There is currently no cure. From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy.