THE Leaukaemia Foundation’s Aussie Muscle Car Run caused a stir of excitement in Maffra on Wednesday, as around 48 gleaming, collectable cars stopped by on their way through Gippsland.
The display at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection grounds was a revhead’s dream, from hot rods to rare sportscars, 1960s classic, and everything in between.
The Aussie Muscle Car Run is the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual leisure car cruise to help raise funds for Australians living with blood cancers.
The run is open to muscle cars of the golden era of Bathurst, built between 1963 and 1977. Replicas are welcome and the organisers also consider special interest vehicles.
It’s certainly not a race.
It’s more a leisurely cruise for participants who come from all over the country to show off their cars and help to spotlight the work of the foundation and its fundraising initiatives.
Entrants also have the opportunity to participate in controlled motorsport events along the way, all in the name of fun.
Participants enjoy time travelling with fellow muscle car lovers in iconic cars through iconic Australian scenery on their way to Phillip Island.
The event began in 2012 and has since raised more than $2.7 million for the Leukaemia Foundation.