AT 10am this morning Shoalhaven’s eight colourful and kooky cars entered in this year’s Variety Club Bash will fuel up at Shoalhaven Ethanol on Kinghorne Street.
Once their tanks are full the sirens will sound and the cavalcade will head to Echuca, Victoria for the official launch.
From Echuca, the crews will wind their way through some iconic outback towns on their way to Broome in Western Australia.
The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest motoring event, with teams travelling to rural parts of Australia raising money for disadvantaged and special needs children.
The rally is expected to take 12 days and will test the teams and their pre-1973 cars.
This year will be Brian Muller’s 20th Bash and he’s looking forward to every minute of it.
“I really enjoy it or I’d have stopped a long time before now,” he said.
“I think one of the great things about this one will be the fact a lot of people on this Bash haven’t had the chance to visit some of the iconic places we will be going to,” he said.
This year the Shoalhaven team has raised about $80,000.