Horsham district people will pay Horsham Motor Sports Club members more than $200 for pushing a sedan between between Natimuk and Horsham yesterday afternoon.
Sixteen club memebrs wored in relays to push the 1956 Ford Prefect 15 miles in 3 1/2 hours. the push ended at Barnes Boulevard on the Wimmera River just before 3pm yesterday.
Horsham district people sponsored the pushathon to help the club raise money for its new $35,000 speedway at Dooen. The club has already cleared the Dooen land and profits from yesterday’s pushathin wil help pay for earthmoving for a half-mile track.
Club treasurer Mr Don McMillian and vice-president Mr Barry Hunt, who helped push the car atleast six miles each, said: “The big push went without a hitch”.
They smiled: “we also picked up some extra money by collecting dozens of empty beer and soft drink bottles along the road”. Mr McMillian said: “I reackon we gathers atleast a utilty full of bottles and that means more money for our club’s speedway.”
Twelve Members of Horsham Motor Sports Club will push a car from Natimuk to Horsham on Sunday to raise funds for a $35,000 speedway at Dooen. The members will start pushing a Ford Prefect at Natimuk at 11am. They hop to reach Horsham after five hours pushing.
Club vice-president, Mr Barry Hunt, said yesterday the car-pushers were being sponsored and would receive payment for each mile of the 15-mile journey. The money would go towards the building of a $35,000 speedway at Dooen.
“We have plans for a speedway on a half-mile track at Dooen”, he said. “The track will include 100-mile-an-hour straights and will be the best in Australia. “the club has already cleared the track and is ready to begin digging for the new work.”
Mr Hunt said the club planned a night car trial and a day trial of the quarter-mile contest to help raise funds for the speedway.