Ashes to axles: Rockynats rebuild

Ashes to axles: Rockynats rebuild

Logan vehicle enthusiast Kadin Berry rebuilt his prized 1946 Chevy Pick Up from scratch following it burned down on the Bruce Freeway previous calendar year.

He was on the way to Rockhampton to compete in the Rockynats automobile competition when his car abruptly caught hearth and was destroyed.

But 9 months later Mr Berry has completely rebuilt the car or truck and is acquiring completely ready to attempt yet again – competing at this year’s Rockynats.

Very last yr was supposed to be the very first time I participated, but I was totally devastated when items took a change for the worse on the way to the celebration – all the things was ruined in the fireplace,” Mr Berry said.

I wasnt likely to permit this get me down, though.

“It only took nine months for me to rebuild the vehicle with the assistance of the fantastic Rockhampton neighborhood and a couple of regional firms, and I’m psyched to say its even better than final yr.

“Im searching forward to acquiring among the enjoyment.”

18-year-outdated Kadin Berry functioning on his 1946 Chevy.

Mr Berry’s father made a general public publish on Fb describing what transpired to the automobile and garnered unexpected local community guidance.

We have been completely blown absent with responses from the group exhibiting their assistance after my father made a submit about the incident on Facebook,” Mr Berry explained.

“Everyone wanted to donate money to help me get again on my toes.

We remaining donations bucket subsequent to the burnt car at the 2023 occasion and managed to elevate $5000, which is more than I could have at any time requested for.”

He mentioned attending Rockynats was a tradition for his loved ones, but 2024 would be his initially levels of competition yr.

“Here I am, super pumped to enter my own car or truck into the present its a aspiration appear correct,” Mr Berry claimed.

Ive always experienced an interest in automobiles.

“Ever considering that I was a infant, I utilized to sit in the garage with my dad, so I have a very good comprehending of how autos work.”

The concluded product.

He mentioned the parade was “more than just the cars”.

I have so significantly to be grateful for I completely appreciate the environment, the people and how the group always comes with each other,” he said.

“Plus, I get to commit some time with my household.

“Its a tradition for us, and Im primarily grateful this 12 months.”