Western Downs welcomes The Longest Drive

The Long Drive for Drought founder Brent Reeman, and the LGAQ recently caught up with Cr Paul McVeigh, Mayor of Western Downs Regional Council to talk about the effect the drought has had on local communities.

We welcome the Proterra Group as a major sponsor

The Proterra Group have come on board as a major sponsor for the Long Drive for Drought, joining the journey and helping to raise much needed funds for those affected by the drought.  ‘Proterra Group have a real focus on providing our Engineering services to rural and regional Councils across Australia. When the opportunity came […]

We are on the road in August

Due to COVID-19, the Longest Drive for Drought was postponed from May this year. Now with easing restrictions and the ability to travel within our home state we are on the road from 29 August – 6 September. We will be following the Queensland Government’s health directives and staying safe along the way. The itinerary […]

Event postponed

As you are undoubtedly aware, the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an unprecedented impact on Australia, and the world at large. Given these extraordinary circumstances and the sanctions rightly introduced by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus we will be postponing the Long Drive for Drought, with the view of rescheduling for […]

Not all Angels have wings

One of the first things I thought about when deciding to organise a fundraiser was “where should the money raised go?” I know it sounds kind of cliché, but I wanted to try and get the most bang for our buck in terms of charitable impact. I spoke to a lot of locals about charities […]

Why 40s for $40K?

The iconic classic Landcruiser that most people will know is the 40 Series; they were in production from 1960 to 1984, largely unchanged on the outside, and are synonymous with the bush.  One of the Facebook group members suggested we should aim for $40k just because it went with the 40 Series name. Anyone who […]

Born in the bush

Being born and raised in central Queensland I have a real connection to the bush. Also, like many ‘bush babies’ I first learnt to drive in an old Landcruiser and they have always been my favourite car. Last year I was lucky enough to be able to buy an old one and started restoring it […]


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