Drivers set sights on an adventure of a lifetime
MEDIA RELEASE: Drivers from across Australia are anticipating the adventure of a lifetime as they prepare to travel to the country’s red centre for the 2016 QLD Great Endeavour Rally ® & Super Endeavour Rally.
The rally teams are fine-tuning their colourful cars in the lead-up to the 18-day Super Endeavour Rally, which occurs every four years, leaving from Ipswich on June 4th 2016.
From there, the teams will navigate their way through outback towns like Winton and Boulia before crossing over to the Northern Territory and travelling through remote and incredibly beautiful country to Alice Springs as well as the renowned Finke Desert Race Track.
After a short stopover at Yulara, they’ll then head to the red centre of Australia, Uluru, and the remarkable Lake Eyre, before finishing up at Stanthorpe on June 21st.
“At the same time, we are also offering a 10-day rally for teams that prefer a shorter, fun trip to the heart of Australia where they’ll also visit some of the country’s iconic sites,”
Endeavour Foundation’s Product Manager Peter Duffy said. “To top it off, they’ll end their trip with a breakfast overlooking a stunning sunrise at Uluru and along the way they’ll be able to create lots of great memories to share with their family and friends.”
Australian off-road racing legend and Great Endeavour Rally Ambassador Bruce Garland is looking forward to joining the teams for the Finke Desert Race, which is a renowned difficult off-road course, held in a remote part of the Northern Territory in June each year.
“It will be a privilege to host the Queensland Great Endeavour Rally entrants at the 2016 Finke Desert Race,” Garland said. “I’ll take them on an exclusive tour behind the scenes so they can see what happens at this incredible event, and to meet the drivers and teams. The Finke is like nothing else. It’s going to be great fun and I can’t wait.”
The teams are bracing for the unexpected on their trip as they travel on some of the toughest off-road courses and safari tracks, where they’ll encounter dust, car breakdowns, potholes as well as other challenges.
However, their motivation is raising as much funding as they can to support people with a disability along the rally route to have a life with greater control, choice as well as independence.
Since it started 28 years ago, the Great Endeavour Rally has raised more than $9 million dollars which has gone towards building the organisation’s Wacol food packaging service, which provides sustainable and meaningful employment for 220 people with a disability, as well as raising money for vital resources for people with a disability.
If you are interested in getting a team together and joining Garland and Endeavour Foundation for the ultimate road trip on the Super or Great Endeavour Rallies, register on this website www.great.endeavour.com.au.