2014 B to B Bash – 30th NSW Anniversary – Brisbane to Busby’s Bore

It is 2 months to the day when we gathered on the Gold Coast to start the 30th NSW B to B Bash. We finished in Sydney on August 17th at Busby’s Bore, Centennial Park Sydney with approximately 600 cars at a rain ‘blessed’ event. Unfortunately the predicted crowds to watch us where scared away by the rain and mud, but the Bashers did celebrate a fabulous trip. Some States finished at the same time as us in Sydney, others were in the middle of their Bashes and WA and NT started the next day to Bash back to Darwin and Perth.

2014 Bash Start at  Suncorp Stadium Brisbane

2014 Bash Start at Suncorp Stadium Brisbane

Busby Bore Finish -  Brendon and Sallymae Crew 2014

Busby Bore Finish – Brendon and Sallymae Crew 2014

NSW B to B Bash raised $2.2 million net for the special needs children of Australia and we for that we are very proud.

The children and people we meet are the hightlights of the trip and here are few pictures of some of them. Ella and Elizabeth kindly adopted a ‘pig’ for us and the children of Mt Eugene Station and surrounds greeted us with joy on Day 2 after a mechanical breakdown kinda day. More on that below…

2014 Day 3 Blackwater Ella & Elizabeth

2014 Day 3 Blackwater Ella & Elizabeth

2014 Day 2 Mt Eugene Kids

2014 Day 2 Mt Eugene Kids

It was 4.45 pm when we arrived for ‘lunch’ at Mt Eugene due to getting rocks in the engine bay and breaking the fan – the broken blades then destroyed the radiator. Luckily we noticed the temp on HIGH and stopped very quickly. Enter Brendon and Ian from the Angels car who diagnosed the problem, pulled out the radiator, enter the Bash Busters who lent us a soldering kit, enter the Airforce MWs who worked their magic on the radiator and repaired it and put it back IN. Off we go…

2014 Day 2 Radiator she is broke

2014 Day 2 Radiator she is broke

But 200 kms later the fan decided to explode again, so out it comes and some more repairs – this time with 3 x MWs, Coota in the flat top truck and Sweep. We are officially LAST at that point. We did manage to pass two others who mechanicals before we made it to lunch.

2014 Day 2 Fan she is REALLY broke - that made Coota smile!

2014 Day 2 Fan she is REALLY broke – that made Coota smile!

We found a new fan the next day and the Bash continued for the 3 Little Pigs without any other mechanical issues. Lucky us!

2014 Fields of Gold near Deniliquin

2014 Fields of Gold near Deniliquin

2014 Car 333

2014 Car 333

2014 OH1 and Pigs

2014 OH1 and Pigs

2014 Day 7 Sunset near Balranald

2014 Day 7 Sunset near Balranald

We had some very colourful and fun days and special events. See in further posts.

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