In the early hours of Wednesday morning, under the cover of darkness most of the Shoalhaven Variety Bash team rolled out, northbound.
Normally, this group likes to make some noise wherever they go. This year, however, the quiet start was due to the long drive ahead before they reach the 2014 official start venue in Brisbane on Saturday.
This is the event’s 30th year and to mark the occasion six state and territory bashes will converge in Sydney in a parade of more than 700 outrageously themed veteran vehicles.
From Brisbane the Bash will set off on a 10-day adventure through three states, visiting rural towns and schools along the way.
The trip is in celebration of a year’s worth of fund-raising for Variety, the Children’s Charity and Australia’s special needs children.
Shoalhaven bashers are extra-pleased with themselves this year after many successful fund-raising events. The biggest of those was the sale of the GJ Gardner Variety House.
Eight local car teams will be involved in the Bash, with each team having raised the minimum entry fee of $8500 for the charity.
To follow this year’s Variety Club Bash visit www.variety.org.au/NSW/Events/Bash/