Sydney Variety Bash 2010 send off

June 18th, 2010


Variety Bash back in 2010 -“B” shed to Byron Bay with Cobar, Bourke, Goondiwindi and Toowoomba in Queensland on the 3, 557 km journey.  Come and see off some 100 pre 1974 bash cars.

  • 22 August 7.00am
  • Departure 8.30am

One of  NSW most novel and colourful events.  This year celebrates the 26th year of NSW Variety Bash raising much needed funds for Variety kids in need.  100 plus pre 1974 bash cars decorated in all sorts of novel forms as they assemble to depart on their journey.

Since its inception in 1985, it has been tradition for the Bash to start and finish at a destination starting with the letter B, this year the Variety Bash will leave from the “B” Shed at Sydney markets and finish in Byron Bay then detouring through some of NSW most remote regions including Cobar, Bourke and even crossing the border into Goondiwindi and Toowoomba in Queensland before completing the 3, 557 km journey on the most easterly point of Australia.

Having run a huge bash last year for the 25th Anniversary, Bashers from all walks of life are preparing, some for the first time, together with seasoned ‘Bashers” to jump in their ancient and colourful cars and raise money for Variety the children’s charity by driving through some of Australia’s most diverse and isolated regions 

The Bash is not a race or rally but rather a drive in the outback with like-minded fund raisers, driving miles for the smiles, enjoying travelling to parts of Australia that they may not otherwise see, at the same time as raising money to support kids in need.   While there are few rules, blatant cheating and bribery are not only allowed but encouraged and bashers must be in a pre 1974 vehicle, decorated as weird and wonderfully as possible!

The Bash will stop in various remote towns along their journey, spending time seeing the sites and helping out the local community. As well as raising the much needed funds for kids in need, many entrants view the bash as simply a holiday with good friends, with the added benefit of raising money for a good cause.

Each year Variety receives an overwhelming amount of appeals from individuals, associations, institutions, hospitals and schools. All appeals are carefully and thoughtfully considered by their volunteer committees and once a grant is approved, Variety makes direct payment. In 2009, Variety NSW granted 248 appeals across their various programs, totaling $2,540,277.

The annual Variety Bash is Australia’s most successful charity motoring event and is the focal point of the fund raising efforts by many hundreds of supporters of Variety. In fact, it’s a Celebration of a year’s hard work to raise the money so as to take part in this mighty event.

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