Supercar teams have joined forces with Erebus Motorsport to assist in the distribution of protective Perspex boxes to protect Australian health care workers from infected patients.
“We want to make sure we are in a better position than overseas, so we are doing all we can to ensure we are ready if and when the worst hits,” Erebus Motorsport’s CEO Barry Ryan said.
“I sent out an email to Supercars and all its team owners last week and we really appreciate the response of people wanting to jump on board and help where they can.”
One of the teams to have offered their assistance to Erebus Motorsport is New South Wales-based outfit CoolDrive Racing.
“CoolDrive is an automotive parts distribution business with a network all around Australia so we offered to help,” Team Owner Tim Blanchard said.
“We are starting today. Barry is dropping them off to the main depot and the first lot are going out today to Hobart, Adelaide and Ballarat for doctors to sample.
“We will continue to send them out, starting at the main office in Melbourne then we’ll shift to our 30 branches and we’ll use our 70 vans to distribute from there.
“We’re an Australian family business and we wanted to do something to help Australians and help another Aussie business get this done.
“Working together, helping each other out, is what it’s all about.”
Health care workers from South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria will all sample the boxes, while a second prototype is already underway.
The additional box, which will possibly serve as a better option for Ambulance and Royal Flying Doctor services, is a do-it-yourself flatpack design.