WINNER: Cherie Caslick from Stanthorpe (right) won an Isuzu ute and was handed the new car by Warwick Automotive sales consultant Tony Locke (left) and owner Chris Murphy.
WINNER: Cherie Caslick from Stanthorpe (right) won an Isuzu ute and was handed the new car by Warwick Automotive sales consultant Tony Locke (left) and owner Chris Murphy. Elyse Wurm

Southern Downs 'bush battler' wins new set of wheels

CHERIE Caslick was so shocked when she was told she'd won a new car, she passed out.

It will be the first new car the self-confessed "bush battler" has owned, as she trades her 24-year-old ute for a brand new Isuzu ute.

Ms Caslick won the car by entering an online competition run through reality show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and picked up the new wheels from Warwick Automotive today.

With four days left to enter the competition, the Stanthorpe woman decided to enter but never expected to win.

"I grew up in a family that worked hard and lived off the land," Ms Caslick said.

"When these things happen you really appreciate it, they're few and far between."

Ms Caslick said utes had been the love of her life as they allowed her to be independent.

"I can move stuff on my own and not have to worry," she said.

Ms Caslick was excited to have air conditioning in her car for the first time, as well as leather seats and GPS navigation.

Warwick Automotive dealer principal Chris Murphy helped hand the car over to its new owner.

"It's great to see it went to someone local and a worthy winner," he said.

Having never owned a four-wheel drive, Ms Caslick is eager to embark on some off-road adventures.


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