Stuffed bunnies, 'tank' race for charity
July 10, 1997
Web posted at: 5:29 p.m. EDT (2129 GMT)
SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- The cars that left here Thursday
on a 3,000 kilometer (1.860 mile) race are a joke. But their
mission is serious business.
"Botany Bay to Barrier Reef," as the race is called, is a
fund-raiser for the Variety Club, an international children's
It's unlikely any of the 99 cars heading north in the
cross-country event have ever been on a race track, at least
not in their current form.
There's one adorned with stuffed pink bunnies and other toys.
Another one is outfitted to look like a camouflaged army
Organizers estimate it will take about eight days for the
good-natured racers to cover the distance.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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