Holden cars to drive Lookout fundraiser

Lake Pertobe will be the place to be for lovers of Holden cars this weekend.

The Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club’s annual display will have the theme “All things Holden”.

MOTORING: Members of the Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club and some of the Holdens that will be on display on Sunday at Lake Pertobe.

MOTORING: Members of the Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club and some of the Holdens that will be on display on Sunday at Lake Pertobe.

Club spokesman Murray Murfett said the display would commemorate and and commiserate the huge part  Holden played in Australian motoring history.

“While we welcome all historical cars to our annual display day, a special invitation is extended to Holden cars and any other vehicles fitted with Holden built bodies,” he said.

A feature of the display will be Peter Brock’s former 1993 touring car VP Mobil Commodore, one of the highlight vehicles from the Warrnambool Motor Museum.

All proceeds from the display will go to the campaign for the Lookout residential rehabilitation centre.

Mr Murfett said each year a local charity is chosen to be the recipient of profits from the event.

“Club members recognise the value of having such a facility locally and wanted to support the Lookout appeal,” Mr Murfett said.

The display will be held on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

The community will also have opportunities to support the appeal at the event with three 44-gallon donation drums available on the day.

The Lookout residential rehabilitation appeal now stands at $550,500 and WRAD Director Geoff Soma said the fund-raising continues.

Mr Soma said that each week since the campaign began he had seen interest and support from many levels of the community.

“There have been donations from different age groups, service clubs, philanthropy, business, school students, businesses and a variety of different clubs,” he said.

Mr Soma said the ongoing support sends a strong message to government that this project needs to happen.

WRAD has committed $600,000 to the new centre.

The community can continue to support the appeal with 100 collection tins throughout Warrnambool, or by directly donating at the ANZ Bank or through the WRAD website www.wrad.org.au