BALLARAT and the famous Eureka Flag will feature prominently among the kaleidoscope of vehicles touring through the heart of Australia as part of the Variety Club’s bash this week.
The City of Ballarat has again sponsored a 1969 XW Ford Falcon sedan for the trip, which comes complete with flashing lights, council decals and two Eureka Flags flying proudly from its roof.
With 94 other ‘bashers’, the Ballarat crew of four left Echuca earlier this week for Broome, Western Australia.
Crew member Ross Wooton said it was the third year the Ballarat car would be taking part in the rally.
“We’re going to be driving on sand for most of the way, so it’s going to be interesting,” he said.
“There’s 95 vehicles, but we’re taking paramedics, mechanics, radio cars and officials along the way as well.”
Mr Wooton said the bash, a fundraiser for children’s charity Variety, was a great way to make a difference.
“We’ve already raised $15,000,” he said.