Car 11 - Apollo 11

Variety Bash 2022

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In August 2022, as the culmination of our yearly fundraising effort for Variety - Car11 Apollo 11 will be making the giant trek from Melbourne to Cairns, the long way, via Birdsville.  

After our epic, award winning, 2019 journey from Melbourne to Geraldton WA (5100km), we are again excited to help raise funds for Variety -The Children’s Charity, supporting disadvantage Aussie kids. Please note, all money raised goes directly to Variety and is tax-deductible. We are joining other Variety Bash crews in what we know will be a life changing experience for the towns we visit, the children and ourselves.

In 2022, the Car 11 - Apollo 11 Crew consists of Glen Burgin, Shane Jenkins, Mick Belcher and Paul Menzies.


On Wednesday October 6, 2021, Variety announced that despite not being able to go on the road due to COVID restrictions, the 2021 Variety Vic Bash raised a whopping… $1.2 MILLION!

We would like to congratulate each and every person who played a part in making this possible. From entrants, to officials, donors, supporters and volunteers – THANK YOU for your outstanding contributions!

Hopefully the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on our event over the last 2 years, is now behind us. 

In 2021, Car 11 – Apollo 11 raised $11,000.

We could not have achieved our fundraising targets in 2018, 2019 and 2021 without the incredible generosity from our supporters and sponsor networks.

We would like to recognize and thank our most recent major sponsors.

FOODWORKS Bacchus Marsh

Community Bank Bacchus Marsh


MCA Floors Pty Ltd

Also a HUGE shout-out to inaugural sponsors:

Amanda Baric

Shane Cook Homes

GB Forestry

Legro Lawyers

J&P Wittick Motors

Ballarat Kwik Kopy

Dennis Gyomber Urology

Finanalyze Financial Planning

Essendon Anaesthetics

These sponsors’ support over the years has been integral to our and Variety's mission “To empower Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, to live, laugh and learn.” We encourage other businesses and individuals to also engage in support of disadvantaged Aussie kids.


Please Help Us Support Variety in 2022.


A message from Variety:

The Variety Bash is a once in a lifetime chance to experience remote and regional parts of Australia in outrageously themed classic cars (eg our 1988 Mercedes 300SEL), all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Throughout the event, we’ll be visiting local towns, stopping into schools and organisations to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs through the provision of educational, health and mobility equipment. And the giving doesn’t stop there! Variety continue to support children, families and communities throughout the year with funds raised from the Variety Bash.

Help us give Aussie kids a fair go – please donate today!


Thank you to our Sponsors


Amanda Baric

Go team!


John Gray

Let’s get to Infinity and take it from there!


Glen Burgin



Hi Michael, What your friends and you are doing is AWESOME! May God Bless you all for helping all these "little angels without wings"! :)


Cameron Menzies

Good Luck Dad!!


Mca Floors

Great cause Shane! Best of luck on the trip!


Bernard Lynch


Jamie Lambert


Gb Forestry

Great to see you back on the road this year.


Semex Pty Ltd

Semex is proud to sponsor such a wonderful event!





Marcus Menzies


Will Pianta

Go team! Great stuff!


David Mccord

Great job Shane!!!


Jo And Ernest Lim

Go Go Go!


Dave Tsang

Great initiative again, Glen!


Juris Briedis

Good luck guys, enjoy the leisurely drive ;-)


Greg Denison


Colin Smith


Steve Manolas


Dennis Gyomber

May your chariot soar to the furthest galaxies!!


Tom Hine


Ray Kelly

All the best!


Paul Menzies


Peter Mcdonald

All the best for a great trip guys. Hoping the car purrs along all the way for smooth and safe drive and a super fun and adventurous time. Cheers Macca


Shane Jenkins

Kick start


Mary Menzies


David Vote

Drive Safely Deliver the goods!


David Dunbar

Have a great trip! Best wishes. D.D.


Moira Rush

Great to see you back on the road!


Al Tilley


Craig Humphries


Matt Hayhoe

Good luck Burgs


Tulin Kemal

Good luck Paul.


Russell Gilbert’


Len Murfitt

Great shirt



Good luck all 👍


Melita Preradovic

All the best👍


Cathy Belcher


Jan Goodhew

Well done!