Having lost our property as a result of 7 years of drought some years ago, when Tony came to me to support this endeavor I felt compelled to join him. I know some of you will be saying that it's OK now as the rains have come. These people have lost everything, breeding stock, fences, sheds, machinery, homes, furniture, just about everything. It ain't over by a long shot. We need your help, dig deep or little, just dig as it all counts.
The Riverina Runners (Tony McCall & Trav. Falkiner)
The Jalopy Derby is a 7 night, 8 day car rally across rural outback Australia, primarily on unsealed roads, providing participants with an opportunity to experience this amazing country, build life long friendships, foster comradeship and an ethos of helping others and simply celebrating life itself.
However, we’re a rally with a real difference . . . We won’t be rushing from one overnight stop to another, trying to cover as many kilometres as possible and missing the unique environment we’re driving through. On the contrary, our derby goes out of its way to give you fascinating insights into the regions and the challenges they face.
From the ‘Buy a Bale campaign’, where Australians have generously donated to enable the distribution of fodder, food hampers and more, to the programs designed to help farmers rebuild and repair vital infrastructure, Rural Aid aims to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia.
Our mission is to raise as much money as possible for the drought affected rural communities across Australia, supported by Rural Aid.