Kudardup duo rally for cancer aid

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Tom ZaunmayrAugusta Margaret River Times
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Kudardup locals Amy and Christine Bairstow will be taking on the Mystery Box Rally again this year.
Camera IconKudardup locals Amy and Christine Bairstow will be taking on the Mystery Box Rally again this year. Credit: Picture: Amy Bairstow, Amy Bairstow.

Kudardup mother-daughter duo Christine and Amy Bairstow are hard at work preparing their old car for a second tilt at the Mystery Box Rally in August.

Dubbed as ‘eclectic cars driving a mystery route’,the journey will take the Bairstows from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Byron to raise money for cancer research for a second year.

The team is named Babs, an homage to Christine’s mum. Both her parents died of cancer. They will be driving the Babsmobile, a decorated 1988 Holden Commodore VN.

“It had always been on my bucket list to do a driving rally,” Amy said.

“This popped up and it was the ideal time because my mum’s mum was sick at the time with cancer, so we decided it would be a great idea to do it in her name because it very much tapped into her adventurous spirit.

“It is a great confidence boost and great opportunity to spend time with people who have a great sense of humour.”

Ms Bairstow said the car would have a more beachy theme to it this year to represent the cape to cape journey they are embarking on.

The duo will host a sausage sizzle and raffle at Margaret River Home Timber and Hardware from 8.30am tomorrow with their car on display to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

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