ORIGINAL: Ken Thackeray with vice commodore for Funnel Bay, Heather James and for Port of Airlie, Phil Soloman.
ORIGINAL: Ken Thackeray with vice commodore for Funnel Bay, Heather James and for Port of Airlie, Phil Soloman.

Old school car will make a difference

THERE'S a groovy "old school" vehicle floating around the Whitsundays and it could be yours to show off.

Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club founder Ken Thackeray said the 1972 HQ Holden Stationwagon was first prize for the vice commodore rendezvous raffle to be drawn on August 29.

"We're really excited about it and it's a great prize and very unique," he said.

For now, the car will be on display at South Village, Abell Point Marina and at the Airlie Beach markets on Saturday mornings.

This Saturday night, the SICYC and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia are hosting a gala ball at Lure, Abell Point Marina and Mr Thackeray said the car would be on display in the assembly area too.

"The car depicts the commitment members have to the SICYC and to raising money for prostate cancer," he said.

Prepared in a Jimmy Buffet wrap, the car is covered in animated graphics donated by members of the SICYC.

"It's in roadworthy condition, it's an old bench seat car and has a three column shift," Mr Thackeray said.

"It's completely original right down to the number plate, which was sourced through QLD motor registration."

Raffle tickets are $5 at the Abell Point Marina office and AB Marine.

For more information visit http://www.sicyc.com.au.


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