Pink pair to take on Bash
With their children in high school and old enough to look after themselves, two Pilbara mums have decided to spray-paint an old Volvo pink and join a charity rally.
Kirsten Boardman and Tracey Payne will transform a 1965 Volvo Amazon they bought off "an old bloke in Perth who said it handles the heat well" into the embodiment of their chosen theme for the 2015 Variety WA Port to Port Bash, Pilbara Princess.
The car will even have a tiara made up for it while its drivers will sport pink hi-vis work wear such as pink safety boots, pink helmets and even pink tinted safety glasses.
Mrs Boardman said her husband took part in a bash 10 years ago and it had been on her bucket list for quite a while.
"I dragged Tracey on board … seeing it was finishing here in Dampier and Karratha, we thought 'perfect, let's do it'," she said.
Mrs Payne said she didn't actually take much convincing and thought it would be fantastic.
The pair is the only crew from Karratha taking part this year.
They're looking for local sponsors to get behind the team as they raise money for Variety, a charity which helps sick and disadvantaged children.
Pilbara Motor Group have already got on board by transporting the car from Perth for free and they will help transport it to Dongara before the bash from Port Denison to Dampier takes place August 8 to 15.
Mrs Boardman and Mrs Payne will be at markets up to July as well as the first two Nor West Jockey Club race meets and FeNaCING.
The pair is also sponsored by the brand Pilbara Princess.
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