READY TO RIDE: Steven Gill and Brian Jeffrey are ready to help any rally drivers who find themselves in trouble.
READY TO RIDE: Steven Gill and Brian Jeffrey are ready to help any rally drivers who find themselves in trouble. Barclay White

Armed and generous for the Endeavour Rally

YARRAMAN was taken over on Saturday as more than 70 vehicles, including five army Bushmaster PMVs, rumbled through town.

But residents had nothing to fear as the convoy of colourful cars was in town for its first stop on an eight day rally for charity.

Steven Gill turned a few heads as he rode one of the military's PMVs into town, but he insisted its role was strictly humanitarian.

With dozens of vehicles making the trek, Mr Gill helped any drivers who fell into trouble.

"We've got a recovery asset that allows us to tow any vehicles that get into trouble," Mr Gill said.

His crew is also filled with mechanics and sparkies, helping give vehicles the all clear before hitting the road.

The second year the military has been involved in the rally; Mr Gill said it gave his crew a chance to put their skills to the test.

"This is good because we get to test our knowledge against vehicles we might not otherwise work on.

"As for me, I'm originally from Canberra and most of us haven't been out this way before."

Endeavour marketing officer Rebecca Pinese said this year's rally had already made a big difference for the charity.

"We've already reached our target of $405,000," she said.

The rally departed Yarraman Saturday afternoon.