It’s Mater Cars for Cancer 101; prize draw 101 that is. And these guys don’t do things by wrote. The preceding 100 lotteries have offered twists and turns, and each time you’ve bought a ticket, you’ve helped in the fight against cancer, as well as those living with it.
While a hearty pub meal may no longer include the traditional smorgasbord, Mater Cars for Cancer can still offer one up in prize pool form; hold the potatoes. The winner can select a Chevrolet Silverado LTZ, a pair of KTM dirt bikes and a trailer to haul them with – one you can sleep on, no less. Alternatively, the carb-burners among us can grab a Fiat Ducato Jayco JRV campervan, a Toyota Prado for the daily duties and a pair of Dyson e-bikes. Of course, you’ve got to have the winning ticket first.
Imagine climbing into the cab of a Chev Silverado LTZ, a pair of KTM dirt bikes trailing behind and escaping the every day. That’s the first prize on the menu cooked up by Mater Cars for Cancer for lottery 101. But that simple description doesn’t do the kit justice.
Take the Silverado, for instance. The big American runs a 6.2 litre EcoTec V8, good for a stonking 313kw and a house-rumbling 624Nm of torque. Wheels magazine tested the unit and proclaimed it the fastest dual cab truck/ute money can buy; in fact, it chops up several performance cars en route to 100km/h. Ok, it might not be as fast with a pair of KTM 300 EXC-F dirt bikes trailing behind but hear me out, because those KTMs won’t be sitting on a basic steel bike trailer.
The state-of-the-art Patriot TH610 Toy Hauler is one of the craziest and most awesome developments in trailer technology I think I’ve ever seen, and I’m not kidding. Designed to carry whatever wheeled machines you fancy plus double as a home base, you’ll have to read the next blog to learn more. Or just grab a ticket, win the lottery and study your Patriot Toy Hauler personally while you escape the every day.
Driving a big American truck and careening around on dirt bikes isn’t everyone’s idea of a Happy Meal but fear not as Mater Cars for Cancer can still serve you something tasty. Fiat and Jayco have combined to create the Ducato-based JRV FD.19-1, a self-contained, steel-bodied campervan with all the amenities you need.
The JRV can sleep two, has a toilet, fridge and kitchen facilities as it’s built entirely within the standard van body means it’s a practical second car. Second car? That’s right, as you’ll also savour the reliability of a Toyota Prado diesel, should you hold the ticket to win it.
Choosing the JRV campervan and the Prado doesn’t preclude you from two-wheeled adventure. In fact, it gives you the opportunity to explore your way thanks to Dyson bikes.
The Dyson Evo 8-speed e-bike is a hard-tail mountain bike that is equally at home off-road as it is on. The electric-assist makes mincemeat of hills with a Panasonic 11-amp hour lithium-ion battery integrated into the lightweight frame, giving the bike a solid 60km range. I love mountain biking, but I really don’t like mountains; at least the ‘going up’ part. The Dyson Evo is the solution and given that you’ve still got to pedal, you can have your potatoes and eat them, too.
Over the years, Mater Cars for Cancer has given away HSVs, FPVs, Chevs, RAMs, Hiluxes, Jeeps, Harleys and more, but a pair of Dysons really is a new one for me. It’s an indicator that the raffles are always evolving and always changing… and it’s always worth grabbing a ticket. Doing so puts you into the draw and helps in the fight against cancer. It really is Mater Cars for Cancer 101.
Changing lives with every ticket.