Port Stephens participate in the the Country Hope Riverina Redneck Rally Charity bash

Jared Aldrich and John Querns “The Towy Guys” with the Blue Eagle. Photo by Marian Sampson
Jared Aldrich and John Querns “The Towy Guys” with the Blue Eagle. Photo by Marian Sampson

 

THE 1969 Dodge tow truck that once raced to jobs in Sydney’s inner city named the Blue Eagle is being lovingly restored to participate in the Country Hope Riverina Redneck Rally Charity bash.

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Locals Jared Aldrich and John Querns, are both skippers and hold Marine Engine Driver qualifications and now they are turning their hands to the mechanical restoration of the Blue Eagle.

The Dodge has been in a shed for 15 years and did her last commercial tow in 2002.

The restoration needs to be complete by March 2018 and the Dodge will need to go over the pits before she can be fully road tested.

Jared Aldrich told News Of The Area, “We wanted to do something to help Country Hope who support families and children with life threatening illnesses.”

The Blue Eagle is believed to be the only tow truck entered in the rally which is a field of two-wheel-drive vehicles and the team has taken on the name ‘The Towy Guys’.

Restoration of the Dodge is underway and the team is busy raising funds for Country Hope.

The target is $2,500 per entry, however The Towy Guys are hoping to raise more.

Moonshadow – TCQ Cruises are on board as a sponsor and corporate sponsorships are being made available with signage opportunities on the Blue Eagle.

The rally will leave Hillston and return to Darlington Point in the Riverina district on 9 March, 2018 with The Towy Guys swapping bilges for sump guards and sea spray for road dust as they travel around 2,500 kilometres over the five days of the rally.

You can support Jared and John raise money for Country Hope and track the progress of the restoration project at the authorised fundraising page www.mycause.com.au/page/153298/the-towy-guys.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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