Time to motor up the range

Muscle on the Mountain is on this weekend

By Kirra Livingstone

MUSCLE on the Mountain promises to be bigger and better than ever, aiming to raise more than last year’s total of $40,000, with proceeds going towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
The event combines people’s love of showing off and appreciating beautiful cars, old and new, and promoting men’s health, through a completely community group-run day.
People can bring their cars along for others to enjoy, with last year seeing 570 cars in attendance, battling it out for the best car prize.
Tickets are $5, and there will be a number of food and drink stands available, all completely run by various Maleny-based community groups, including Apex Maleny. Apex Maleny committee member, Sam James, said there are a few changes to this year’s revved-up car fundraiser.
“This year, we will have Muscle on the Mountain T-shirts on sale for $50 because a large chunk of feedback we received last year was to offer merch at the 2024 event,” he said.
“Because we started promoting the event earlier this year compared to last year, we hope to have more cars and therefore raise even more money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.”
Sam also hopes more people attend this year, despite having just under 3000 people attend the 2023 Muscle on the Mountain.
He also stressed the significance of this event for the community.
“It’s a hugely important event for the local economy and the community groups, you have nine different community groups involved raising funds,” Sam said.
“Muscle on the Mountain is an amalgamation of groups and an opportunity for them to fundraise for a good cause and themselves.
“This year will be Muscle on the Mountain’s 14th year since starting and 11th event this month, so that’s a lot of money raised for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.” Muscle on the Mountain will be held at the Maleny Showgrounds on July 7 from 7am to 1pm, with parking available on-site for spectators.