PROSTABLOG NZ: Blue September got off to a roar – literally – at Kaiwharawhara Placemakers in Wellington – thanks to the throaty sounds of a Cobra sports car.
Darren (no surname please – someone might steal the car) and partner Deanne (she has one, too) turned out at the Placemakers carpark this morning to help publicise Blue September, which has awareness events going on throughout NZ for the next month.
Darren – who’s just reached 40 and will get his first PSA test soon – is a prominent member of the Cobra Club of NZ.
Other members’ cars are out in force in various parts of the country to take the prostate screening message to as many people as possible.
Darren – whose Cobra 454 is the last one made by fabled Cobra builder Graham Berry, and is pushed along by a 600 horse power V8 – has a reward he wants to give men who get themselves screened in September.
Anyone who can show they’ve been to a GP for testing will go into a draw for a fast trip in the Cobra to the Rimutaka Hill and back.
The only condition is they pick a fine day: the Cobra does not go out in the wet.
Apart from drawing the attention of visitors to Placemakers, Darren’s machine caused a gleam in the eye of one staff member.
David Cobbett (pictured above) sidled over during a break to drool – and show his collection of car drawings.
David is so accomplished, Darren (who runs a sign-writing business) said he was sure he could find him some work.
The Cobras turned out in numbers in Christchurch, as shown here: