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Brisbane Kids Convoy 2017 biggest yet

RIGHT: The Soot Life crew at the 2017 Convoy for Kids Brisbane
RIGHT: The Soot Life crew at the 2017 Convoy for Kids Brisbane Kirstin Payne

IT WAS one hot day in Redcliffe but that wasn't keeping any driver away from the wheel to join in on the fun of the 2017 Convoy for Kids.

Turnout expectations of the 383 trucks registered to join (a decent size to begin with) were blown out of the water when 416 trucks, four buses, three bikes and one motorhome arrived, shined up and ready to roll.

 

ABOVE: Bob Fels, Dani McCoustra and John Fels at the 2017 Convoy for Kids in Brisbane.
ABOVE: Bob Fels, Dani McCoustra and John Fels at the 2017 Convoy for Kids in Brisbane. Kirstin Payne

Regulars young and old spent the day catching up and checking out many of the rigs on display, while first-timer Peter Mallett described the event as "awesome".

"I've lived around the corner for years, thought I'd better check it out," he said.

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Peter Mallett and Ron Duncan  2017 Convoy for Kids Brisbane
Peter Mallett and Ron Duncan 2017 Convoy for Kids Brisbane Kirstin Payne

Pleased with the turnout, committee treasurer Leanne Dinning said the group wasn't slowing down.

"(At) 10pm Saturday night we were there planning what we are doing next year," she said.

"Thanks so much to our sponsors and everyone involved."

The convoy is expected to have raised more than $35,000 for children's hospice Hummingbird House.

 

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