In a move that will have widespread benefits for local community and beyond, Australian automotive filter company Ryco has teamed up with Chisholm TAFE College to restore a 1975 Ford Falcon XB GT351 as part of a major charity project.
The exciting project will not only give students from different campus departments, including automotive, media and public relations the opportunity to showcase their skills, but it’s hoped that the project will raise crucial funds for The Variety Club.
‘Variety – Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn,’ said Jessica Hickey, Variety Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator. ‘The project will not only deliver valuable funds for our organisation but will provide exciting long term benefits for the young people involved,’ she said.
Already begun, the XB’s restoration to original condition will take place under the expert guidance of TAFE educators and industry professionals, including members from Ryco and their network of aftermarket allies. Expected to take several months to complete, it’s hoped that selling the XB will raise over $40,000 when it’s auctioned by Shannons Car Auctions around November this year.
An exciting initiative with great potential, Guy Nicholls, GUD Automotive General Manager highlights the different advantages of the plan, including ‘engaging with the community, investing in the skills base of future tradesmen and women and raising money for a charity in a project [Ryco is] passionate about.’
To follow the developments of the restoration or for more information, search for Ryco Filters on Facebook.