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01 | 12 | 2012 - FPR TRUCKIES LOSE MOUSTACHES FOR THE CAUSE

Ford Performance Racing truck drivers and tyre technicians Chris Dempsey (FPR shirt) and David Aldridge (The Bottle-O Racing Team shirt) have lost 40 years of upper lip hair following a pledge to shave off their moustaches at the conclusion of the Movember charity initiative.

FPR team-mates and fans pledged more than $3000 to the cause to see Dempsey and Aldridge without upper lip hair, in Dempsey's case for the first time in 27 years.

Aided by The Bottle-O grid girls Tahan and Erin, the pair were cheered on by team-mates and curious onlookers including David Reynolds, Mark Winterbottom and rival team drivers Jamie Whincup and Tony D'Alberto.

Dempsey's effort was assisted by his son Jake, also an FPR engine technician, who assisted with the shaving despite his reluctance as he'd never seen his father without a moustache.

"I'd forgotten what my top lip looked like but I am already being told I look 10 years younger which can't be a bad thing," Dempsey senior said. "The last time I shaved off my moustache was my wedding day 27 years ago so hopefully my wife likes my new look, otherwise I could be in a bit of trouble when I get home!"

Jake Dempsey was impressed with his father's good spirited pledge to shave off his moustache after so long.

"I've never seen my dad without his moustache so I was reluctant for him to shave it off but it was for such a good cause so it was well worth it," Jake Dempsey said.

"My mum was actually one of the first to donate so she was obviously keen to see it gone but I did enjoy taking the razor to him when I got the chance."

Movember is a global charity event which aims to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's health issues. You can still donate to FPR's cause at mobro.co/FPRTruckies

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