As an owner and racer of a pink car, I can vouch for the fact everyone loves a pink car, especially a pink Porsche! My pink Porsche receives so many comments, and I once left the in-car camera running while the car was parked up in the Paddock. The playback was an endless stream of small girls having their photos taken.
Well, Sali Gray has taken the pink car ownership one step further and all for a worthy cause by creating a Pink Car Rally. She started the colourful road run in 2007, after being inspired to raise money for the Little Princess Trust charity. The charity, which gives ‘real hair’ wigs to children and young people who lose their hair, primarily through chemotherapy.
At the time, Sali had recently bought a pink Nissan Micra, so she came up with the Pink Car Rally idea, which in her words is more of a ‘Pink car parade’.
“Cars drive in convoy where possible, to the national speed limit, to a different part of the UK each year,” Sali says. “We try to visit at least one children’s hospital or hospice during the rally, so the children can see the pink cars and those undergoing chemotherapy can see what we do to raise money for ‘real hair’ wigs for children like themselves”.
The rally has been going strong ever since, and Sali has now pledged to organise 10 rallies with this year being the ninth.
This year’s route starts from Southend-on-Sea, and heads to Colchester and then on to Ipswich with an overnight in Lowestoft area. On day two, cars start in Great Yarmouth, and head to Cromer and the Rally ends in Hunstanton.
All this happens on September 10th, and 11th, 2016, so if you have a pink car tucked away in the garage or know someone who has, get them to join in this worthy cause and visit some of East Anglia’s prettiest seaside towns along the way.