It is with great regret we advise that Tom O’Toole (Founder of Beechworth Bakery) and mate Keith McIntosh, have cancelled their upcoming adventure from Beechworth to Nhulubuy in the A Model Ford, due to take place 7 April- 11 May. This is as a result and precautious measure in light of COVID-19. It is no longer wise or practical, to continue to plan this trip, travelling between remote communities across the country. The planned business speaking events on this trip have also been cancelled.
While we are disappointed that this important fundraiser for cancer research cannot take place at this time, it is hoped the trip will be rescheduled in the future. Thank you for your support and interest. We look forward to sharing with you new plans and travel dates in the future.
If you would still like to donate and support our research program- please follow the link above.
Tom O’Toole is set to undertake a huge adventure in his 1930 A Model Ford with his best mate, Keith McIntosh. The pair hope to raise awareness and money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Centre.
The two mates have taken up the challenge of driving the vintage car over 7,604 kilometres from Beechworth, Victoria to Nhulunbuy Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, in around 30 days. The pair are not new to a slow road trip, having previously driven to the tip of Cape York and along the Birdsville track in the car and the East to West trip across the country in 2018. All, at maximum speed of 50 kilometres per hour.
TUE 7 APRIL Depart Beechworth to Tooleybuc 392km
WED 8 Toolybuc to Loxton 340km
THU 9 Loxton to Port Augusta 404km
FRI 10 Port Augusta to Bush Camp 350km SAT 11 Bush Camp to Kulgera 414km
SUN 12 Kulgera to Alice Springs 275km
MON 13 Rest day Alice Springs
TUE 14 Alice Springs to Wycliffe Wells 375km
WED 15 Wycliffe Wells to Elliott 385km
THU 16 Elliott to Mataranka 315km
FRI 17 Mataranka to Mainoru 240km
SAT 18 Mainoru to Bulman 57km
SUN 19 to 22 Bulman to Nhulunbuy 422km 3 days in Nhulunbuy
23, 24, 25 + 26 4 days back to Mataranka 730km
MON 27 Rest day Mataranka
TUE 28 Rest day Mataranka
WED 29 Mataranka to Daly Waters 170km
THU 30 Daly Waters to Cape Crawford 385km
FRI 1 MAY Cape Crawford to Barkley Homestead 375km
SAT 2 Barkly Homestead to Yelvertoft 390km
SUN 3 Yelvertoft to Mt Isa 60km
MON 4 Mt Isa to Winton 470km
TUE 5 Winton to Longreach 180km
WED 6 Longreach to Tambo 315km
THU 9 Coolabah to Forbes 320km
FRI 10 Forbes to Narrandera 240km
SAT 11 Nerrandera to Beechworth