Flower power team hopes to triumph
TEAM Triumph, the husband-and-wife driver/navigator team of Troy and Penny O'Doherty hope to live up to their name in next week's Coffs Coast Classic Rally.
As one of the local hopes competing in the event, the suitably named Team Triumph has proudly displayed its 1978 Triumph TR-7 in the city centre.
The vehicle has complemented the rally display of Pansabella Provedores on Park Ave.
The business, owned by Troy's sister Kristi Knowles, has sponsored the team in its quest to feature on the podium.
“Troy got involved in rallies in his teens as a pit crew member and actually met Penny at a rally, where her father was a group 1 rally driver.
"The family lives and breathes rally,” Kristi said.
"Penny is Troy's navigator, it's a great thing to have a local husband-and-wife team taking part in the rally."
Pansabella Provedores has gone to town decorating the store in rally theme.
“With Troy's car parked at the side of the business, a lot of people have been stopping and commenting on our rally decorations.
“We rifled through Troy's garage and pulled out all of his past rally trophies, his driving suits, model cars, even Penny's rally notes, which she uses to navigate around the course – the rally gear fits in well with the flowers,” she said.