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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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Event:
Taking on Australia’s best rally car drivers
Guy Tyler has a campaign to participate in the 10th round of the World Rally Championship in September at Coffs Harbor. A movie night and crowdfunding will assist in this campaign. The movie fundraiser presents a piece of vintage car rally history on film. A must for all car enthusiasts.

Guy Tyler has a campaign to participate in the 10th round of the World Rally Championship in September - photo by Elliot Dowie
Guy Tyler has a campaign to participate in the 10th round of the World Rally Championship in September - photo by Elliot Dowie


A little bit about Guy Tyler
This will be the first time Guy Tyler has a chance to compete against the world's best rally professionals. Guy competes in The Australian Rally Championship and the South Australian Series. He has previously had some bad luck with his Renault Clio, and has now made a leap of faith and purchased a Mitsubishi Evo 5. Guy's investment has paid off when he won his debut event, the ASP Southern Rally. This win puts Guy in the lead of the South Australian Rally Championship.

Movie Fundraiser
'The Greatest Auto Race on Earth' will be showing at 7pm, Friday July 31st at Coast & Vines Church (12/14 Aldinga Road, Willunga). There will be snacks and drinks available to purchase as well as raffle tickets for your chance to win a ride with Guy. Tickets are $15 online and at the door, under 13's free. You can buy your tickets online at: www.trybooking.com/IGUJ

Guy competes in The Australian Rally Championship and the South Australian Series – photo by Elliot Dowie.
Guy competes in The Australian Rally Championship and the South Australian Series – photo by Elliot Dowie.


The Greatest Auto Race on Earth Documentary
'The Greatest Auto Race on Earth' is a documentary style film about six teams taking on the challenge to drive from New York to Paris in 1908. The film has been created through a collection of original photos from the race, interviews with historians and re-enactments with recreated vehicles.

"1908 New York to Paris Race, grid


Recent History
The planned Great Auto Race of 2008 was cancelled as the approval and permits to travel through China were recalled. A World Auto Race was eventually launched in Times Square, New York on April 14, 2011. Competitors set out to retrace the route taken in 1908 from New York to Paris. Ultimately, four of the starting vehicles, the oldest being a 1929 Ford Model A, a 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe, the 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, and a 2007 Chevrolet multi-fueled Corvette, reached the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 21, 2011. Participating in the 2011 race was Jeff Mahl, the great-grandson of George Schuster, the winning driver of the 1908 New York to Paris Race. (Source Wikipedia)

Crowdfunding
Along with the movie night there is also a crowdfunding campaign for those who wish to contribute a little more. The aim is to raise $2000 to help cover the costs of entering the 10th round of the World Rally Championship. If you would like to contribute to Guy's crowdfunding campaign please follow this link: igg.me/at/GhvP-k7VNbg

"1908 New York to Paris Race, Roberts


Follow Your Dreams
Through Rallying Guy Tyler continues to be a positive role model, showing good sportsmanship and encouraging people to follow their dreams. Through supporting Guy, you'll help make his lifelong dream of becoming a professional rally driver one step closer.
Further info on the crowd funding site available here
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Why? The Great Race Around the World
When: 7pm, Friday July 31st
Where: Coast & Vines Church, 12/14 Aldinga Road, Willunga
Cost: Tickets are $15 online and at the door, under 13's free. You can buy your tickets online at: www.trybooking.com/IGUJ
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