Vintage fleet raises money in style

Daffodil Rally for Cancer participants Matt McLeary and Laura Arras, both of Mosgiel, and their...
Daffodil Rally for Cancer participants Matt McLeary and Laura Arras, both of Mosgiel, and their 1976 Triumph TC 2500 in St Kilda on Sunday. Photos: Shawn McAvinue
A fleet of "tasteful'' vehicles travelled across the Taieri on Sunday for a good cause.

Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago branch secretary Marion McConachie, of Mornington, said about 50 vehicles, ranging from a Model T to a late model Mustang raised nearly $700 by entering a Daffodil Rally for Cancer in Dunedin.

"The rally went surprising well, considering all the other events that were going on in the city.''

Club branches held similar rallies across New Zealand to raise money for their local Cancer Society branches.

Stopping for a picnic on the road between Waihola and Taieri Mouth on Sunday are Daffodil Rally...
Stopping for a picnic on the road between Waihola and Taieri Mouth on Sunday are Daffodil Rally for Cancer participants (from left) Sue and Bill Partel, of Fairfield, and their grandson Austin Keogh and his friend Jacob Kettish (both 13, of Dunedin), in a 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe.
Matt McLeary and Laura Arras, both of Mosgiel, took their 1976 Triumph TC 2500 on the rally.

Mr McLeary said they had owned the car for three years and had recently had the 2.5-litre engine rebuilt and an overdrive gearbox installed.

Ms Arras said the pair decorated their Triumph to make it "stand apart from the other cars''.

The decorations included sunhats on the rear parcel tray, picnic baskets on the back seat and jerry cans and suitcases on the roof rack.

A sticker on the back window reads: "Drive tastefully.''

The rally departed the car park near Dunedin Ice Stadium, stopped for ice cream and coffee in Outram and travelled across to Taieri Mouth, before returning to St Kilda.

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