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Father and son team Peter and Alex Alford showed that neither age nor disability can stand in the way of a good time, with their state of art double wheel chair, billy cart.

Australia Day Billy Cart Derby

Father and son team Peter and Alex Alford showed that neither age nor disability can stand in the way of a good time, with their state of art double wheel chair, billy cart.

The Lions Club of Maclean has done it again with another very successful Australia Day Billy Cart Derby.
Although cart numbers were down this year, the event still captured the essence of good old Aussie fun, for all the family.
Gone are the days of the old fruit crate creations. The ingenuity of our local billy cart enthusiasts has seen some clever, state of art carts.
The crowd favourite this year was a double wheel chair creation built by Peter Alford and manned by the father and son (Alex) duo.
Although it may not have been the fastest machine on the track, it just went to prove that neither age nor disability can stand in the way of a good time.
The open event this year was won by Peter Reid in the ‘Daffy – the Quacker Duck’ cart with Spud Anderson in ‘Metal Mulisha, in second place and Murri Powers in ‘Kermit’, third.
The 12-16 years was taken out by Aaron Westcott 1st, Alex Alford 2nd and Patrick Moore 3rd.
In the Junior section 8-11 years, Cory Westcott was 1st, Jorden West 2nd and Robert Miller came third after his cart rolled.
The Maclean Lion’s Club event organisers are hoping that they can get more support from the community, to help with the continued running of the annual event.
“With the aging members of our club, we’re looking for someone to come on board to give us a hand,” said Lions Club member Laurie Fitzpatrick.
“Without support, we have reservations as to how long it can keep going.”

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