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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
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By SANDRA CROSBIE
Drive 'em: Brad Powell, Ken Meehan, George Frear, Stu Cooper (the 49 per cent manager) and Jordan Dare are all local drivers of KB Cowboys who take their
team to the South Island for competition.
Stock car win for northerners
Ken Meehan is a proud man.
His team of local stock car drivers
have enjoyed competing in a South
Island competition -- a competition
he helped initiate.
In 2005 there were no team stock
car competitions. After talking to
southerners I helped organise a
North Island versus South Island
competition, said Meehan.
We had four teams that year.
Six years later Meehan and his
team, known as KB s Cowboys (KB
are Meehan s initials), are still mak-
ing an annual crusade to the South
Island to compete in the much
Racing has taken place in Blen-
heim, Nelson and Greymouth, and
last month in Christchurch -- where
the KB Cowboys won the compe-
Jordan Dare (KB Cowboys) won
the final race with Meehan follow-
ing him on the podium.
We managed some big hits
against the Southern boys with big
help with blocking by Beatel
Tarrant, George Frear and Brad
Five KB Cowboys made up the
final invitation team of six as they
were the only North Island cars still
competing. The local team are
warmly welcomed by the
southerners with Blenheim paying
for their Cook Strait crossing
through Bluebridge sponsorship.
Christchurch sponsors the rest of
the travel costs.
We were down in Christchurch
during Show Week and they really
laid their hospitality down for us,
with lots of
stay in the
South Island for
two weeks for all of the compe-
Meehan admits he got into
racing again when he found him-
self looking for something to do
with his spare time. Now he is
happy with his project, working
with his team-mates and their
cars and organising the annual
trip and a fortnight of fun and
Roar: Woodville Lions charity ride,
from Himatangi-Akitio, on Saturday.
The Woodville Lions annual Coast
to Coast ride is in its 19th year.
Each year the number of riders
increases, a testament to the popu-
larity of the classic charity ride.
Since the ride s inception,
$110,000 has been raised for the
Palmerston North Rescue Helicop-
ter. The Coast to Coast is the
longest running fundraiser for the
helicopter. This year the funds
raised will go to a new winch
stretcher for the rescue crew to use.
Coast to Coast riders leave
Himatangi in the morning and ride
through Foxton, Shannon, over the
Pahiatua Track to Woodville (Wood-
ville Christmas Parade), then after
lunch off through Mangatainoka
and Makuri, Pongaroa and finish at
Akitio -- about 200km, and a ride
many do annually,
The riders have the option of stay-
ing at Akitio and enjoying the local
hospitality. Badges available for
sale at registration.
Himatangi registration 9.15am,
start 10.15am. Information, Mike
James on 0274 456 594
Bikers help gather toys
to spread festive cheer
By LAURA WALTERS
The Whanganui Ulysses motorbike
club are bringing cheer to children in
need by embracing their annual toy
The toy run will take place on
Sunday, starting at 1pm at the
Whanganui Race Course and
finishing just after 2pm on Broadway
Whanganui Salvation Army com-
munity ministries co-ordinator Major
Roger Herring said the event had
been running for at least the past 10
There was always good support
from the Ulysses Club and the com-
munity, he said.
Mr Herring said anyone could join
When the group reached Marton
there would be a free sausage sizzle
for anyone who brought along a gift.
The toys collected on the weekend
would go to the Whanganui Salvation
In the past about 60 riders had
participated in the toy run.
And Mr Herring said he hoped
there would be the same support this
If you want to join the toy run, have
something to donate, or have any
queries contact Roger Herring on
06 345 2343.
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