For its 13th consecutive year Cruise For Charity pulled nearly 2,000 cars packed with enthusiasts to Lardner Park in Victoria. The reason? To witness some of Australia’s & New Zealand’s best burnout cars unleash massive horsepower on the skid pan for Tread Cemetery – all in support of the charity Camp Quality, bringing a huge $83,307.50 in for the cause!
The number 13 stuck to its unlucky reputation and left Melbourne with a risky weather forecast of rain and storms. Water was definitely not something the burnout competitors wanted to see fall on the competition pad.
Thankfully Melbourne did its best to fight off the dark clouds as it passed over the C4C grounds where everyone enjoyed a relatively dry day (although some might say it was a tad foggy, get it?).
This meant big crowds, big smoke and big donations!
Tread Cemetery put on a fantastic show for all the burnout fans, with many competitors setting off for Australia’s Summernats to compete early next year.
SMKSHO did exactly as the name promised and did not let the crowd down!
Neither Did IH8FDS!
We all love to see some fire, carnage and slam-into-the-barrier hits on the skid pan and the competitors certainly did not disappoint! A special shout out to the CFA & volunteers for maintaing safety and doing their best to keep those engines safe.
Each year MotorEx Cruise for Charity is able to bring a larger variety of cars in attendance; proving that C4C is doing a great job at distancing itself from its Holden-only heritage from many years ago. The random mix of cars spread throughout the cruise route kept the view fresh which included some awesome 4×4’s, Euros, JDM and exotic cars.
The crowds were eagerly involved with the dyno & burnout compeitions, as well as touring the VIP show and shine display. Its great to see that C4C serves as a place where friends can come together and have a laugh, but act in a way that keeps our Police and traffic controllers in a happy and forgiving mood.
Overall C4C13 Victoria was a great day for another year and we’re looking forward to next years annual event.
We have a tonne more images so please flick through our gallery below for Speed Nation’s photo coverage of Cruise for Charity 2016.
Words and Photography by Ben Cadwallader – Cad Photography