Couplemate Trailer Parts is proud to be sponsoring a car in the 2021 Queensland Variety Bash.

The Variety Bash is not a race or a rally. It’s an adventure! And it consists of driving 30-year-old plus cars through regional parts of Australia, all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity supporting thousands of Australian kids in need.

Variety Bash Logo
Variety Bash Logo

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national organisation that assist the needs of disadvantaged children Australia wide. Last year alone the Queensland Bash raised $1.4 Million however the needs of the children are ongoing, many are terminally ill or suffering from debilitating disabilities or with serious special needs all of which require a huge amount of fundraising to stop them from missing out. The Variety Bash has contributed, for the past 30 years, to restoring some form of normality in these kids lives. The Bash was started by Dick Smith in 1985 and each year has gained strength in numbers.

Shaun The Sheep Cortina

The Car

The Bash Car arrived down from Townsville last year, and has undergone a transformation from Car 39 – Shaun the Sheep to Car 60 – Beatles Chicks.

Car 39 Shaun the Sheep had been a regular Bash entry over many years however the previous owner hung up his Bash cap in 2020 & decided to sell his pocket rocket. Lucky for newly formed team & first time Bashers – The Beatles Chicks. Car 39 was sold to us for $7000 & has been transformed into Car #60 – The Beatles Chicks over the next few weeks.

Car #60 – The Beatles Chicks is a 1971 Ford Cortina Mk11. A requirement to enter the Variety Bash is that cars must be a minimum of 30 years old.

The Beatles Chicks are so excited to take the car for its first bash in August this year!

The Team

Introducing Variety Bash Entrants, Car #60 – The Beatles Chicks:

  • Debbie Smith – Team Leader & wife of Steve Wotherspoon of Couplemate Trailer Parts
  • Narelle MacPherson – Proprietor of Narelle’s Hair and Beauty Salon in Wynnum North
  • Wendy Payne – Hairdresser at Narelle’s Hair and Beauty 
  • Renae Muller – Debbie’s daughter in law
The Beatles Chicks, Car 60 Variety Bash.
The Variety Bash 2020

The Bash

The televised Bash kicks off from Winton on 30th August 2021. This year we travel from historical Winton to Birdsville for the legendary races and finish the ultimate road trip in Yeppoon on the 8th of September.

Each car commits to raising $8,500 to help kids in need, but on average teams raise $15,000. What makes this Bash special? Team will get to meet some of the kids they have directly assisted along they way, as they travel through this great country!

Currently, there are approximately 120 cars/teams registered for this years event.

Our Goal

The Beatles Chicks commitment to Variety is to raise $10,000 (the bare minimum for the team to enter is $8,500) however, the more we can raise, the better off these severely disadvantaged kids will be & therefore we are seeking sponsorship in any form. This is of course in addition to the cost of preparing the car to our teams ‘Bash readiness’ state which we are covering ourselves.

Get Involved

In addition to various team fundraising events such as a fashion show and Faulty Towers events are offering yearly hire rated for 2021 sponsorship space on our team car entry Car 60. All  donations are tax deductible with receipts issued from Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Other options for sponsorship maybe be fuel cards, vouchers, items that can be raffled during some of our fundraising events or even used by the team during the Bash, we would respectfully follow your requests in terms of your sponsorship criteria.

We thank you for reading this & potentially jumping onboard this wonderful charitable event. If you wish to get involved please contact Debbie as per the contact details below.

Team Car 60 – The Beatles Chicks
Debbie Smith
Team Leader
0427 753 731