This year has been a crazy whirlwind dreamlike adventure. After such a long time of driving the cursed Clio, our first outright win at Southern Rally didn’t seem real. On to Canberra, where we were happy with a 4th in 4wd, and couldn’t believe that we completed such a rough rally with the car intact. Then to follow it up with the outright win at Walky 100 Rally is almost unreal. As soon as Walky 100 was over, it was back into the shed to fix damage from a rough landing and that kangaroo hit.
Talk about being able to enter the WRC was floated at the National Capital Rally. Being the event planner she is, Evangeline jumped straight on the chance to raise the funds that would be needed to cover the extra costs of entering the WRC round (new race suit etc). Whether or not the 1998 Mitsubishi Evo V would be allowed to run as a WRC car was tossed back and forth between various governing bodies but eventually we didn’t make the cut.
Neither the less, the fundraising was going ahead. Evangeline sold brownies at Church and we held two movie nights and a short crowd funding campaign raising a total of $3108.15! Enough to cover the $1,700 entry fee and the petrol needed to get to Coffs Harbour.
Half way through all of this the rally fund took a big blow as I lost my job. It didn’t take long to find another but it was enough to shake the budget up.
The point I’m trying to get to here is – THANK YOU to every single person who gave even just $1. We could not believe the crazy amount of support we received! Thank you to those who came to the movie nights, helped put the nights together and those who baked goods to sell on the night. As well as those who donated directly or through the crowd funding campaign.
Without the amazing community I have around me I would not have been able to enter the 4th round of the Australian Rally Championship, Rally Australia.
The car is now in the best possible shape it could be and I will have never driven a car this well prepared. I can only hope that we will be able to make everyone proud.
Thank you again.
Sincerely, Guy Tyler.
Thank you to the following businesses for their constant support:
Neat Gear Boxes
Walkers Creative Art
Willunga Tyre & Battery
Thank you to the following businesses for there support with car preparation:
Graham West Workshops
Kensington Tyre Power
Morphett Vale Tyre Power
Mike Dale Automotive
Norwood Auto Services
Thank you to the following people: