Car at Clipsal 500

A TOP three finish in last year's Aussie Muscle Car Run earned local team the "GT Wanderers" the right to display their car at the 2014 Clipsal 500.

SE Wheel Alignment and Tyre Service owner Colin Layzell and co-driver Steve Letton drove an XY GT Falcon, with Geoff Vickery and Ben Layzell in a support vehicle, for eight days to raise over $22,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Out of the 50 vehicles that entered the car run, just five were selected to go on show in Adelaide for the Clipsal 500.

Mr Layzell said last week he was really looking forward to the weekend.

"It was a good feeling (to be chosen)," he said. "We'll stay down for the whole weekend - I go every year and get a corporate box.

"I can't wait for the touring car masters because they are the same era as what run in the muscle cars."

The Clipsal 500 announced it would take on the Leukaemia Foundation as its 2014 official charity partner at the start of the car run on October 27.

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia chief executive officer Adrian Collins said the organisation was very excited.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the over 260,000 motor sport lovers who support this popular sporting event in SA," he said.

"We hope that these fans will get involved in the fun activities across the four day event that the Leukaemia Foundation will be offering to help raise funds and awareness for our cause."

This was the second year the "GT Wanderers" had done the car run - coming third in fundraising both times - and they are already planning their 2014 entry.

"I think there are already 40 registered for this year," Mr Layzell said.

"It's growing year by year. We are starting to look for sponsors already and would like to try to get a corporate sponsor.

"The last two have been a pretty similar route but this one is completely different and is going through three different states."

Highlights of the 2013 run included a seafood lunch at Kingston, the Collingswood hill climb and meeting motoring legend Dick Johnson who autographed the car.

Unfortunately the Coonawarra drag strip was washed out by rain which meant the convoy stopped in Pinnaroo instead for timed street trials.

The 2014 Aussie Muscle Car Run will go for nine days - October 31 to November 8 - and vehicles will travel 3118km.

Stops include Hay, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Benalla, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Mount Gambier.

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