GOOD FUN: Alex and Michael Balto in a 1966 Cadillac Convertible at the Free 4 All car show held at the Bundaberg Showgrounds. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
GOOD FUN: Alex and Michael Balto in a 1966 Cadillac Convertible at the Free 4 All car show held at the Bundaberg Showgrounds. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Charity car show raises money for cancer research


BEHIND every roar and rumble at one of Brett Taylor's car shows, there is always a more serious purpose - to raise money to end the deadly disease that stole both his parents.

The first ever Free 4 All Car Show on Saturday was no different, with all funds raised from the four-wheel spectacular going to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

"It was virtually a Chrysler show with the amount of them that turned up," Mr Taylor said.

"There were about four or five 4WDs - we had about 20 cars all up on the day."

The 47-year-old self-confessed car enthusiast said more than $200 was raised at the weekend event.

"Crowd wise, about 300 people came through the gates - that's where all the donations came from," he said.

"It was very similar to my first car show in South Kolan in 2006."

Mr Taylor said Bundaberg really got behind its car shows, which were now getting bigger and better every year.

"We've got two car shows next year - the All Ford Car Show and the Cure 4 Cancer show," he said.

"I've always loved cars, and even though I've got cerebral palsy, I try and do as much work on them as I can."

Mr Taylor first got the idea to hold a charity car show in 2006, more than 20 years after his dad died from cancer and less than two years before his mum also lost her battle with the disease.

"No family should go through the pain and suffering that my family's been through," he said.

The next Cure 4 Cancer Car Show will be held on August 10.



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