Information about the Just 4 Kids Motortrail 2010
Twelve days of the best fun, the most adventure, unpredictable road conditions, blue skies and endless days of good humour, great food, bad jokes and lots of laughs has finally come to an end for this year's event.
From the themed cars to the crazy outfits worn by our entrants and officials, everyone had a great time on the 2010 Just4Kids Motor Trail Cape York Safari. To our cooks - Wayne and Shannon, their helpers Steve and Leslie - many thanks for the fantastic job you did in keeping us all so well fed. The conditions were sometimes difficult but they never missed a meal. Even when the heavens opened in Cooktown and the chuck wagon was indisposed at Musgrave, they still managed to deliver our meal to the Top Pub who simply served it up for us. Our Go Anywhere mobile chuck wagons must have been very grateful to see the bitumen and thank you to Ron Meddings for donating them for our use. To all of you who supported us with funds, your time and expertise to get the now famous J4K trailer on the road, thank you so much - it was well worth it and will be well used for all future motor trail events. To all our wonderful sponsors - JTS Electrics, Sargent, TJM, Dexion, Australian Explorer, Toyota, WIN Television, Imparja and Engel, amongst others - a huge amount of gratitude and appreciation as we could not run the Charity motor trail events without your amazing support. Thanks also to all our volunteer officials - a job very well done.
And especially to our wonderful entrants. 45 vehicles, 111 people (91 adults and 20 children) took to the road from Cardwell to the Cape and back to Cooktown. We left $48,000 in donated funds in the towns we visited and this was only because of your fundraising efforts prior to the event and the nightly auctions and collection tins. What a terrific bunch you are - there were many funny moments and the photo gallery will tell the story. The good news is for those who missed out this year, we are doing it all again in June 2011.
A new survey will commence in a couple of weeks, the route will be altered slightly and a few extra days have been added to give more time to experience this incredible part of Australia.