Car show for cause

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton Motorfest organisor Phil Ashton with Ford GT Owner Bruce Hamon with his pride and joy
Camera IconBusselton Motorfest organisor Phil Ashton with Ford GT Owner Bruce Hamon with his pride and joy Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Revheads, get ready to start your engines because Busselton Motorfest will begin this weekend, with an auction tomorrow night at Sir Stewart Bovell Oval.

The auction and Sunday exhibition day will raise funds for individual causes in Busselton through the Friends of Motorfest charity.

The Friends of Motorfest has funded six public defibrillators, blanket heaters for Busselton’s health services, school supplies for underprivileged kids, kitchen utensils for Cliff’s Kitchen and financial support for families struggling with health issues.

On Sunday, there will be more than 300 exhibits and children’s activities, face painting, music and demonstrations.

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Motorfest organiser Phil Ashton said the two-yearly event was about helping those less fortunate in the community. “The whole idea is for the car show to help the underprivileged or disadvantaged in the area,” he said.

“The event can raise anywhere between $15,000-$25,000 depending on the turnout and this year we have some great exhibits such as a 1971 Ford XY Falcon which raced in the 1972 Bathurst Motorplex.”

The owner of the Ford XY will be available to discuss the car’s history.

Tickets are available to the Saturday night auction and Sunday exhibition at the Busselton Motorfest Facebook page.

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