Tuesday, 23 April, 2024

01 Dec 2002 | Australasian Dental Practice

news > Spectrum > Page 18

Colgate sponsors rally novice

Philanthropy, Charity and Volunteering

Broken Hill dentist Greg Cocks has waved the dental flag in the recent Classic Adelaide car rally. The 5-day event held annually in October, attracts numerous international competitors to participate in one of the world's best historic motorsport events.

Dr Cocks piloted his immaculately prepared 1970 Datsun 240Z, resplendent in its striking Colgate livery. After five days of competition, tarmac rally novices Greg and his navigator Guy Chick, also from Broken Hill, had risen from last place at the start of the prologue to a commendable 52nd outright. They were more notably 4th in the most hotly contested of the heritage categories, a result which brought some acclamation from the event organisers and other competitors. Along the way, they found time to spread the word on Dental Health and distributed over 400 kits of Colgate Total toothbrushes, toothpaste samples and promotional literature.

Geoff Bills, the owner of Hackney Dental Laboratories in Adelaide, also participated in the event, having the honour of being the navigator for Sir Jack Brabham, Australia's triple World Formula One Champion, competing in the Parade section in a magnificent Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertible. They led the 200 competing vehicles away each day from the gala start at the Hilton Hotel in Victoria Square to a different picturesque area around Adelaide for the day's competition. One of the most memorable highlights, according to Mr Bills, was negotiating the well-known Gorge road at very high speed and being overtaken by an even faster Porsche.

Related Contacts

Staying Safe




Stream the latest dental videos...
Preparing Your Business Recovery Plan

Sponsored Links...

Upcoming Events...

Apr 23 2024
Apr 24 2024
May 01 2024
May 02 2024
May 09 2024
May 11 2024
May 14 2024
May 22 2024
May 24 2024
May 29 2024
May 30 2024
May 31 2024

Scottish Dental Show 2024


May 31 2024

Famdent Show Mumbai 2024

Mumbai, INDIA

Jun 01 2024
Jun 06 2024
Jun 09 2024
Jun 11 2024
Jun 22 2024
Jul 13 2024
Jul 16 2024
Jul 25 2024
Aug 23 2024
Aug 29 2024

Practical Endodontics Workshop


Sep 07 2024
Sep 14 2024
Sep 26 2024
Oct 03 2024
Oct 10 2024
Oct 17 2024

ADOHTA 2024 National Congress


Oct 24 2024
Nov 13 2024
Nov 29 2024
Mar 25 2025

IDS 2025

Cologne, GERMANY

May 08 2025