They're taking the turf road to Tassie

BILL Wilson is not being put out to grass, he's putting his grass out all the way to Tasmania.

And in spite of appearances, he's not planning to get mown down on the freeway.

When the owner of Orara Turf, his wife Kristina and Karol and Karen Kosik set off on the Camp Quality Escarpade car rally on October 26, their lawn will go with them.

The team's Australian theme sees the roof, bonnet and boot of their 1976 Holden Kingswood car planted with two Australian-bred lawn grasses -Velvetene and Sir Walter Buffalo and they have even organised a roof-mounted sprinkler to ensure that the 'smart' turf finishes the 10-day, three-state rally in flourishing condition.

"I hope it's not a speed event - there may be a bit of drag," Mr Wilson said.

The Escarpade Car Rally is a national fundraiser for Camp Quality which this year will take rally teams from Canberra on October 26 through Victoria and into Tasmania, finishing on November 4.

But before they set off southwards, with their grass blowin' in the wind, the Orara Turf team will host an Escarpade Golf Day at Coffs Harbour Golf Course on September 28.

This will be a four-person Ambrose event, there is room for 120 players and all money raised will go to Escarpade to support Camp Quality.

Golfers interested in playing in the Escarpade Golf Day on September 28 can contact Bill Wilson, 66538470, mobile 0419-421302 or Lynne Parnell, Camp Quality on 66514486, mobile 0417-279874.

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