As part of the Variety TasBash this year, Launceston's own Connie the Cow crew raised the most money across the whole event to take out the highest fundraising trophy.
The TasBash event encourages crews to get together to journey in jazzed up cars up the East coast of Tasmania and Matthew Richards and three mates made the trip in their bovine inspired 1973 Ford Transit.
Mr Richards, along with Kane Spencer, Matthew Bessel and Daniel Smith blew away their initial $10,000 goal to raise a staggering $22,133 for Variety and the Tasmanian children it supports with the Bash.
Mr Richards said they had done the trip in the past, and seeing how the money changed lives drove them in their fundraising efforts.
"Seeing first hand last year where the money we raised goes to, and our visits to schools along the way in our crazy cars, made us even more determined this year to succeed," he said.
"The boys had been very busy fundraising throughout the year although we could not hold the fundraising events we had wanted to, due to covid.
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"To take out the highest fundraising trophy and heart of the bash trophy was a great pat on the back for our hard work and a massive team effort."
Mr Richards said their sponsors had been crucial in helping them push them towards their impressive final total.
"We were blown away by our sponsors this year we knew it would be a tough year but the support we received has been magnificent," he said.
"One of the most important things is seeing where the money was going to go and how it was going to help children in need."
"The work Variety is doing is amazing.
"They have a saying 'every child deserves a fair go in life', and they are doing everything in their power to provide much need equipment and programs in Tasmania to help sick and disadvantaged children."
Impressively, the Connie the Cow team received a $5,000 anonymous donation to help them in their cause.
Some of the other themed cars that took on the charity challenge were the Beach Boys, Blinky Bill, the Croc Hunters, the Champettes, Where's Wally, the Wizard of Oz, Puff the Magic Dragon and the Pink Panthers.
The Beach Boys team undertook their first Variety TasBash in 1993 in a 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air.
The Connie the Cow narrowly edged out the Beach Boys by $264, but in total both teams raised just under $44,000.
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