Well, call it a safari or a car rally – either way you’re bound for a day of adventure for the whole family when you join the Lions on their 12th Annual Wild Westie Fun Car Rally!
Since 2009 the Blockhouse Bay-Lynfield Lions Club have opened up the ‘Wild West’ of Auckland to dozens of families, couples, friends, car enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, by taking them down roads many have never driven, to destinations of incomparable wild beauty and historic significance, in an annual event which never fails to become the genesis of many a tall tale.
The Rally is a leisurely drive with a competitive edge. No, not a race, but the cryptic itinerary quiz will surely test the navigational skills of your support crew and help participants spot and enjoy the places passed along the way. And if you find yourself going astray, don’t worry; the final destination is inside your sealed envelope.
The BBQ will be fired up for lunch at the mystery destination, with sausages and onions supplied by the Lions to compliment your BYO picnic and refreshments.
The winning entrants are chosen from the most correct answers, with deductions for kilometres gained or lost in travel. Token prizes are awarded, and it’s all in fun. And if you really want to get in the spirit, come dressed as a Westie!
When: Sunday 22nd March, 9am log in
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on navigation skills and driving conditions
Where: Departing venue TBA upon registration
Cost: Adults $15, under 12 free.
Register: Online at www.bhbl-lions.org/car-rally
(Early registration is appreciated! Closes Wed 18th March)
As always, the Rally is a fundraiser to help the Blockhouse Bay-Green Bay Community Patrol maintain its vigil in the Bay areas to combat crime and vandalism.