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OVFIRE is a
Brisbane Queensland entrant in Variety Children's Charity
helps raise funds for sick children
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The 2014 XXXX Variety
Bash (Brisbane to Sydney) was another great success to raise
much needed funds for the disadvantaged children of
Queensland. Also another successful trip for OV Fire. All
combined, Variety Queensland raised $1.41 million (great
effort) and OV Fire contributed $21 000.00. I would like to
personally thank everybody involved that helped OV Fire
raise this amount of money for Variety Queensland, the
Children’s Charity. And to all our sponsors that gave us the
much needed help to prepare OV Fire, so we could actually go
on the bash. Without your help and support, it would not be
possible to be part of this event that brings so much help
and pleasure to the communities that we visit.
The bash this year, again went through some magnificent
country side and some great small communities. The roads or
the so called roads, seemed to be a bit rougher this year.
The old girl (OV Fire) handled it well and the only issue we
had, was we blew two tyres. One of the front steer tyres
blew out while we were doing about 95km/h on a dirt road and
it went with no warning. I am sure a few choice explicates
were yelled out from all of us. Clive was driving at the
time and he handled the drama so well, coming slowly and
safely to a stop. It could have been devastating if he
didn’t keep his cool (thanks Clive). Only half way through
the bash and we had no spares tyres left. A big thanks to
Bridgestone who came to our aid and got us two tyres shipped
up from Sydney to their Dubbo store.
Again, just like every year to date, it was an eventful 10
day trek. Every day was different and so enjoyable. Some
days we had official duties and other days we followed the
field and helped where we could. This year I won’t bore you
with the day to day activities (only because I lost my notes
with all the places we visited and everything we had done).
But the main thing, OV Fire was not used again in its
official capacity as an operational fire appliance so
everyone had a safe bash.
The start of this year’s bash was held at Suncorp Stadium
with both Queensland and New South Wales Variety Bash
starting together side by side. This year was a National
Bash where all Australian States and Territories of Variety
Bash ended up in Sydney at one time. Wow, what a sight that
was! I don’t know the stats, but there had to be around 500
Bash cars all in the same place at Alliance Stadium.
Nationally Variety raised a huge $7.1 Million.
Day 1 –
Brisbane via Nobby to Millmerran
Day 2 – Millmerran via Moonie to St George
Day 3 – St
George to Wandilla Station
Day 4 –
Wandilla Station via Wanaaring to Bourke
Day 5 – Bourke via
Tilpa to Cobar
Day 6 – Cobar
Via Tottenham to Narromine
Day 7 –
Narromine to Dubbo
Day 8 – Dubbo
via Molong to Bathurst
Day 9 – Bathurst to Sydney
Day 10 – Sydney
words for this year.
Another fantastic year for Variety Queensland and the
children that will be helped with all the funds raised.
Thanks to all that helped us participate and be part of the
fun that is the XXXX Variety Bash, family, friends, sponsors
and all the very generous people that donated to a great
Also another successful year for OV FIRE. Time to stand her
down for another year, but OV FIRE will be back next year
for the 10th time of doing the bash.
Thanks to all, see you next year ☺