Variety gives all in funding Bash
ONE of the most popular vehicle events in Australia and probably much of the world comes to Gympie tomorrow.
The Variety Bash, organised by Variety Queensland, celebrates 21 years of bashing this year with an action-filled nine-day Bash from Southport to Port Douglas.
The big 2010 XXXX Gold Port to Port Variety Bash will be a special event for Gympie’s Charlie Horne, who played a leading role in the first one.
The well known grocery wholesaler will be making breakfast for contestants before they set off on Friday for their next stop, Biloela.
With 550 entrants, 3500km through some of the most interesting parts of Queensland and hearts big enough to raise big money for special and disadvantaged kids, the event promises to be fun all round.
Claimed to be Australia’s most successful charity motoring event, it is the focal point of fund raising efforts for many hundreds of Variety supporters, with all the money raised going to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Queensland.
“Drivers and crews are drawn from all walks of life,” a spokesperson said yesterday.
“The expedition of a lifetime begins at Seaworld on the Gold Coast, with a convoy of cars like no other and seeks to retrace the route of the very first Queensland Bash in 1990,” she said.
“These enthusiasts come together to drive along rough outback roads and bribe and cheat their way past officials.
They will follow a route from here and Biloela to Emerald and Aramac, before a day off in Charters Towers.
Then it is off to Innisfail, Tinnaburra and the Port Douglas finishing line.