Kidney Health Australia - 2019 Rally Wrap Up

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2019 Rally Wrap Up

The Kidney Kar Rally participants embarked on the adventure of a lifetime on Friday 9 August, 2019 when they started their journey from Port Macquarie to Armidale via the Capricorn Coast. They were joined by special guests along the way including Supercar Champion, Chaz Mostert.

Congratulations rally fundraisers!

Congratulations to the top 3 fundraisers: Xplant, The Artline Team and K &K, all top teams raised over $30,000. A special mention to Team HoBro & Polly, who were the highest fundraisers of the rally newcomers. Thank you and what an inspirational effort by all.

Where we rallied!

The seven-day adventure began in Port Macquarie and travelled through many towns as far north as Rockhampton and finished at Armidale.


Kidney Kar Rally Eve - Port Macquarie

The Rally kicked off with a welcome dinner at the Port Macquarie Racecourse featuring special guest, Supercar Champion Chaz Mostert who shared last-minute driving tips and tricks. We were also be joined by Mia, a ‘Kidney Kid’ who attends the annual Kidney Kids Camp who shared her story of living with kidney disease and the impact the Kidney Kids Camp has on her.


Day 1  – Port Macquarie to Uralla

The rally kicked with the top fundraisers leading the way. Supercar Champion, Chaz Mostert got behind the wheel with the 2019 Kidney Kar Rally sponsor, Biante Model Cars.

The winners of day one were:

1. Kar 11 - Millenium Falcon

2. Kar 54 - Grimace Too and Kar 75 The Beavercorn

3. Kar 73 - RustyRacing, Kar 8 - BSLSC, Kar 111 - Odd Couple, Kar 201 - Bone Crusher, Kar 2 - TheAristocrats, Kar 10 - Pulsation, Kar 808 - GoodShift and Kar 2002 - The Renewables.


Day 2  – Uralla to Goondiwindi

Our Rallytives travelled along dusty back roads to cross the Queensland border where they stopped in Goondiwindi for the night.

The winners of day two were:

1. Kar 73 - Rusty Racing and Kar 2 - The Aristocrats

2. Kar - 10½ Bathurst Renal Failures, Kar - 201 Bone Crusher and Kar - 75 The Beavercorn

3. Kar - 54 Grimace Too, Kar - 87 Kar Bluey&Co, Kar - 13 Where's Wally?, Kar 0.05 - Doing it for the Kiddies, Kar 321 - Team HoBro & Polly


Day 3 – Goondiwindi to Miles

As everyone else was feeling the ‘Monday Blues’, the Kidney Kar Rally participants geared up for another day of Rallying.

The winners of day three were:

1. Kar 2 - The Aristocrats

2. Kar 2 - Millenium Falcon

3. Kar 73 - Rusty Racing and Kar 52 Team Murray


Day 4 – Miles to Rockhampton

Halfway through their adventure, our Rallytives will be looking to make up for any misadventures to get the top spot! The teams made a quick pit stop at Moura State School for lunch where the kids were very impressed with the fantastically decorated cars.

On Tuesday evening a special midway dinner was held where former Kidney Kids Camp attendee, Chelsea, shared her experiences living with kidney disease, the positive impact of camp for kids doing it tough and what going back to Camp as a volunteer meant to her.

The winners of day four were:

1. Kar 10½ - Bathurst Renal Failures and
Kar 8 - BSLSC

2. Kar 0.05 - Doing it for the Kiddies, Kar 111 - Odd Couple, Kar 201 - Bone Crusher, Kar 321 - Team HoBro & Polly and Kar 2002 - The Renewables

3. Kar 54 - Grimace Too, Kar 87 - Bluey & Co and Kar 888 - K&K


Day 5  – Rockhampton

Rest day! The teams took a break from driving to make repairs on their cars and do some site seeing around Rockhampton. In the evening, a Country Hoedown took place where no expense was spared on crazy costumes! 


Day 6 – Rockhampton to Gayndah

After their night of line dancing and boot scooting, the Rally continued to Monto State School for some lunch and a chance to show off their cars to eagerly awaiting school kids.

In a nod to the theme of the event, ‘big kids helping little kids’ participants enjoyed an evening at the Gayndah Scout Group.

The winners of day six were:

1. Kar 87 - Bluey & Co

2. Kar 10½ - Bathurst Renal Failures, Kar 54 - Grimace Too, Kar 8 - BSLSC and Kar 201 - Bone Crusher

3. Kar 888 - K&K, Kar 73 - Rusty Racing, Kar 0.05 - Doing it for the Kiddies, Kar 2 - The Aristocrats, Kar 75 - The Beavercorn, Kar 658 - Ball Joint and Kar 808 - Good Shift


Day 7 – Gayndah to Toowoomba

The participants stepped it up to top gear to be the winner of the 2019 Kidney Kar Rally.

The winners of day seven were:

1. Kar 2 - The Aristocrats

2. Kar 111 - Odd Couple, Kar 201 - Bone Crusher and Kar 321 - Team Ho Bro & Polly

3. Kar 73 - Rusty Racing, Kar 658 - Ball Joint, Kar 10 - Pulsation and Kar 80 - Just Kidney-ing Around


Day 8 - Toowoomba to Armidale

Feelings were bittersweet as the participants geared up for their last day of the Kidney Kar Rally.

The Rally supported the local community stopping at the Tenterfield Bowling Club for lunch before heading to their final stop at the Armidale Bowls Club where the winners of the Rally were announced.

The winners of day eight are:

1. Kar 73 - Rusty Racing and Kar 201 - Bone Crusher

2. Kar 8 - BSLSC, Kar 658 - Ball Joint and Kar 26 - Team Macheda

3. Kar 0.05 - Doing it for the Kiddies, Kar 2 - The Aristocrats, Kar 10 - Pulsation, Kar 80 - Just Kidney-ing Around and Kar 2002 - The Renewables

The overall winner was:

Kar 201 - Bone Crusher

See how everyone placed here

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