Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The story of how Scarlet the Scirocco came to be a charity fundraiser...

The following link will give you an idea about the story of how Scarlet the "Scirocco (Almost) to Morocco" car, almost ended up in a scrap yard, but instead she was given a second chance by someone's kind donation.....an analogy of many peoples fight with Leukaemia really ! :-).

The car was given to us in June 2007 by a fella named Steve who lived in Leicester. Funnily enough (or strangely enough perhaps!),Steve's daughter had suffered from, but beaten,Leukaemia many years before, and thus it came to pass that one afternoon in 2007 I went over to Leicester and took possession of what is now perhaps the best known Scirocco in history !

Now, a potted history of the story so far......

2007 Challenge was "Roc Around the Clock".This was completed and raised over £1500 for Leukaemia Research.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPFa_lTvck (this video shows the car as it was when donated to my care in June 2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xfu5Irn_V4&feature=related (Documents a few jobs on the exterior to get hr looking a little nicer!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuzcanWJiTw&feature=related (Interior cleaned and graphics applied to car)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ib8loKeTE&feature=channel (The 24 hour challenge video.35 hospitals visited and photographed in 24 hours..on a bank holiday!)

The 2008 challenge was a little more ambitious !

For a start we had a car and a trailer (made from second Scirocco!). And this time we aimed to get to Africa !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHztZv-zurE (An overview of the challenge and recap of the previous one)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp_ho8KYwgY (Rob Sissons from BBC East Midlands Today comes to do an interview!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEjAFjryZdc (Visit to BBC Radio Nottingham on the John Holmes show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsKjXdiJOEM&feature=channel (A trailer (no punn intenede!) for the forthcoming video documenting our little trip !

And now in 2010 we are off again, but this time we are going to do some promotion for the Leukaemia Research Charity to document their change of name to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and also to celerate their 50th anniversary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGQD1hLcc7c&feature=channel (the owners club video to promote the 2010 meeting event at RAF Cosford in July)

Not bad for a car destined for the scrap heap :-)

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