THERE is no shortage of variety when it comes to cars and the personalities of these three Variety bashers, but one thing they do have in common is the desire to help children.
With more than 20 years of bashing experience behind them Dennis Peters, Martyn Finlay and Kris O'Brien are just some of the people from Port Stephens who have jumped on board for this year's 2012 Newcastle Variety Bash. Armed with their pre-June 1974 bash cars, the bashers along with their support crews - mostly made up of family, will set off on the almost 2500 kilometre, seven-day event at the end of this month.
Now in its 21st year, the bash is an annual event which raises money for the Variety children's charity to help transform the lives of sick, disadvantaged and special needs children across Australia. Martyn said while the bash was mostly about safe fun with a great bunch of people, there were some "heart moving" moments in taking part and knowing you were raising money for a good cause.
"You get a good warm fuzzy feeling" Martyn said.
So far between the three cars the crews have raised about $32,000 in sponsorship and hope the figure rises before the May 20 embarking date. Anyone interested in taking part or donating can log onto www.variety.org.au and follow the links. To donate to the three Port cars use the numbers 56, 640 and 060 in the comment section.