02 August 2021, By Dave Carey

Conquer and Explore Or Just Go Full Bore

4 min read

Mater Cars for Cancer have upped the ante for their 100th draw, offering the winner their most lucrative prize pool yet. Picture your garage chocked full of Mach 1 Mustang, then add either a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and a Patriot X3 Camper or a RAM 1500 Express Crew Cab and a Harley Davidson Breakout. Decisions, decisions, but only if you’ve got a ticket.

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Mater Lotteries have been raffling prizes for over 60 years and cool cars specifically for 16 of those. So, with 99 Cars for Cancer draws behind them, they’d be forgiven for running out of steam. Instead, they’ve pulled out all the stops; this is no longer ‘Cars for Cancer’; it’s ‘Two Cars for Cancer…and a camper or a motorbike, plus more’. It’s not as catchy, but their creativity is not stifled by their name; in fact, it seems to know no bounds.

You too will know no bounds should you win the prize and choose what’s behind ‘door number one’. The Jeep marque needs no introduction; its legend forged in the theatre of combat. The Wrangler Unlimited is the spiritual successor to the battle Jeeps of yore, combining rugged strength and go-anywhere off-road ability with modern technology such as the 3.6 litre Pentastar V6, generating 209kw of power and 347Nm of torque; V8 territory not that long ago.

In the spot squarely behind it, Mater Cars for Cancer will chuck in an all-terrain camper trailer, so you’ve got somewhere to sleep while you’re conquering and exploring. And not just any camper trailer, but a Patriot X3 Camper, winner of the 2020 Australian Offroad Camper Trailer of the Year.

Rounding out the prize is $60,000 in cashable gold bullion and a $2,700 Coles Myer voucher, bringing the total value to an unprecedented, unbelievable and weirdly uneven $301,887. Giving yourself the chance to park over $300k worth of prizes in your driveway, including a muscle car I’ve barely even mentioned, does take a small commitment from you; namely the purchase of a ticket into Mater Cars for Cancer’s 100th draw.

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If you’d prefer to go full bore than conquer and explore, fear not; Mater Cars for Cancer has you covered there too. The RAM 1500 Crew Cab represents the American pickup like no other; from its bluff, imposing snout concealing a 297kw, 5.7 litre HEMI V8, to its palatial interior, right down to the 1.7-metre-long cargo area out back; RAM aren’t kidding when they say that their truck ‘eats utes for breakfast’.

The RAM is an imposing beast although not unwieldy, but if you want to make a bold statement when the traffic is moving and lane split like a boss when it stops, then you’ll just have to take the Harley for a run.

The Harley Davidson Breakout stands as one of the marque’s classic designs; long, low with a fat 240-section rear tyre, raked front forks and plenty of attitude. It’s far from all-show, with the previously optional, 100-horsepower Milwaukee 114 V-twin now standard equipment, the Breakout will turn tyres into tomorrow with the flick of the wrist.

You don’t miss out on the $60,000 cashable gold bullion, either. And choosing the RAM/Harley option also gets you a Coles Myer voucher, this time to the tune of $5,902 precisely. If the voucher sounds nice and all the mean machines and gold bullion sounds like an added bonus, by all means grab a ticket to be in it to win it.

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So, these are your options, the Jeep and an award-winning camper or the RAM and a timeless Harley Davidson. But something is missing. Oh, of course; regardless of which prize you choose, you’re going to be parking a limited-edition Ford Mustang Mach 1 in your garage as well.

The Mach 1 option first hit the market in August ’68 for the 1969 model year, and while the Mustang is now in its eighth generation, the 2021 Mach 1 is only the fifth variant to wear the hallowed name. Returning after a 17-year hiatus, the Mach 1 Mustang combines aspects of the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 to become a bespoke street machine with comfort, style and above all else, pure, muscle-car grunt. With only 700 earmarked for Australia and dealer stock already getting low, winning the lottery might just be your only chance to grab one.

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That’s the rundown on Mater Cars for Cancer’s historic, 100th prize draw. There’s genuinely something for everyone in this bumper prize pool and time will only tell how the Foundation tops this for draw number 101. But don’t wait around to find out; make a difference now for those suffering cancer and help Mater find a cure so we may never have to. Not only will you be helping a great cause, as a bonus, you might just win the lottery.