Last weekend saw a crew of car fanatics come out in support of the Cancer Campaign.
The Cape Car Movement (CCM) is one of those crews that has surely stood the test of time and has been around for 22 years.
Bobby Nitro spoke to Vincent Coutriers of CCM. He says: “As a crew we stand for unity in diversity. What makes us different is that we have members from across the board, a variety of car makes, models and spinners. As a crew that believes in brotherhood, honesty, trust, loyalty and respect, we are close like a family and do not condone any discrimination.
“Our aim as an organisation is to help the less fortunate, to give back where we can and give our support to other organisations who are involved in upliftment projects. That way we can touch many hearts.”
And it is through these good intentions, that the CCM gets linked up with projects. Just recently, Vincent was contacted by a close friend Ismail Mitchell who told him about the amazing journey of one Michael Wynne, 55, a man who was diagnosed with prostrate and colon cancer last year and is now in remission, who was about to complete a 570km walk from Nababeep in the Northern Cape to Cape Town, in aid of raising funds for three cancer patients.
CCM came out in force, meeting Michael at the end of his long walk in Scottsville, Kraaifontein, bringing the traditional car crews welcome of spinning tyres and roaring engines.
Vincent says: “The day turned out to be a surprise celebration for Michael’s Cancer Campaign, with food being prepared and served, mense gathering around kwaai karre and enjoying the burnouts.”
Charlene Dramat from Mitchells Plain kindly sponsored and prepared the curry and rice, as well as bolognaise for the people.
Vincent adds: “The high point of the day for me was the fact that we came out in full support of the Cancer Campaign.
“Knowing that good deeds help, and also observing and honouring the memory of all those families who have suffered and those who have lost their lives through cancer. I also want people to know that with God on our side everything is possible.”
Michael got the spin of his life in the Mike’s Place golden Escort. Also present were a Nissan Skyline and green 1400 Champ bakkie called ‘Ballie’.
Michael says: “Cancer is not the end of your life, it is not the end of the road, it is a journey.”
Vincent says: “We filled Malva Street out with smoke and attracted people from near and far to the celebration.”
Vincent says that CCM is trying to organise another event in November to raise funds for the Cancer Campaign, and is in the looking for a venue.