2014 Bash – the BIG Finish to Sydney – August 17

After over 5 years of planning the BIG finish of the 30th NSW Anniversary Dick Smith Bash and National (All States of Australia where in Sydney on August 17) dawned.

NSW was in Bowral and due to have a cricket match at the Bradman Oval after breakfast, but it was raining — first time in months, but RAINING. So the cricket was a wet affair and the final drive to Sydney another moist adventure. Most Bash cars firstly do not have heaters, limited demisting capabilities and many have leaks. Some complained that it was raining more inside the car than outside as the ‘showers of blessing’ rained in from the dashboard area.

Little Pigs are lucky to have

1 – a working heater
2 – demisting – albiet in the middle of the windscreen in a narrow band
3 – no major leaks from the dashbard

Nevertheless it was a relief to finally roll past Busby’s Bore in Centennial Park and through the arch to the finish. Some were seen wearing garbage bags as they celebrated the finish in Moore Park.

Congratulations to all cars that ‘made it’. Another very successful event. 2014 B to B NSW Bash raised $2.28 million NET and whole National Bash grand total was $8.17 million.

Final Day - Start from Bowral to Busby's Bore

Final Day – Start from Bowral to Busby’s Bore

Here we go, here we GO over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Here we go, here we GO over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Busby's Bore feeds this lake.

Busby’s Bore feeds this lake.

Car 333 is over the line for 2014

Car 333 is over the line for 2014

It took ages for all the cars to arrive!

It took ages for all the cars to arrive!

Car 11 Shirl and Laverne, Josh Laws (NB garbage bag legs) and his son

Car 11 Shirl and Laverne, Josh Laws (NB garbage bag legs) and his son

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