February 12, 2013

A massive THANK YOU to all who supported the JoLon Imp fundraising dinner and auction in January. Not only were we able to raise a sizeable bunch of money but the evening was a truly special occasion.

In the midst of a wonderful gathering of special people was the actual car that my travel buddy and I will head off to Coventry in on 17th March. The partly prepared Imp was covered from roof to undertray with goods of all shapes and sizes,      donated to the cause for auction during the dinner at Scrooge Diner.





Of course the wonderful and varied items needed two very important ingredients to turn them into a benefit on the evening; an accomplished auctioneer and of course the generosity of those who purchased the items. Well not only did Clive Winterstein run a truly professional auction but he also infused a most wonderful vein of humour and entertainment into the event. Clive I am extremely grateful for your help.

The three charities will duly receive their 15% of all monies raised and we will hand over the money to the Johannesburg Society for the blind on our departure and the donations for the Save the Rhino and the RNIB will receive their contributions when we arrive in the UK.

The piece de resistance of the  evening was a stunning depiction of the epic journey by the famous artist Gary Seitz who created an Impressionism canvass of the JoLon Imp leaving behind the Joburg skyline, passing the Pyramids of Egypt and finally heading to the London Tower Bridge and this was duly snapped up by Frank Copping.

Massive thanks to the following for their assistance so far.

Roger Pearce

Clive Winterstein

Arnolds on Kloof

Bruce Pidwell


Andre Honiwell (Fat Arnies)

John Maio

Streamlight (Franco Resca)

Bandit Signs

Dennis McBeath

Jimmy Bennett

Johan Meyers


International seafoods

Force Tools

We are still needing some funds to cover the trip so if anyone wishes to make a  donation, even a tiny sum, please pop in into the following account and remember the money will serves two very good efforts’ one the charities will receive well needed bucks and you will be shut of me for at least two months!!!

The account into which you can contribute donations or sponsorship monies for Terence’s mammoth Rhino saving and Blindness Banishing road trip.



Account number; 623 680 46 308


Bank: FNB

Branch; CRESTA

Branch code; 25 49 05


Huge thanks for any donation; even the tiniest amount will be hyper appreciated!

 We will arrange another fundrainsing event and this will be one with a difference where you stand to win R2,000 if you have any driving skills worth showing off. We will host an event at the Formula 1 simulator at the Brightwater Commons and the person who beats the best time presently posted at the Kyalami track will stand to win R2. 000 by kind courtesy of the Formula 1 team and Scrooge Diner. The event which includes an organised session on the Simulator and a prizeginign dinner at Scrooge for the small sum of R290 per person. Spot prizes and fastest lap prizes will also be up for grabs. Call  Terence to reserve your race seat and dinner spot! This will take place on Saturday 2nd March wit first laps at 18h30.


Finally we will head off on the rocky road on St. Patrick’s Day 17th March from Scrooge Diner at the sprightly hour of 06h00. we invite our friends to convoy with us on the first 50 kilos or so ( but please keep your cars or bikes in 1st gear! We wouldn’t want you overtaking us now would we???


Terence Tracey

083 601 7511




Save the rhino LOGO

Jhb society for the blind

TT & Geoff


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