Bathurst local John Lindsell celebrates 30 years in Variety B to B Bash

THIRTIETH TIME: John Lindsell from Bathurst, with Kiri Lindsell-Gillard, Steve Lindsell and Blake Lindsell with their 1964, 24/30 'MK11' Wolseley.
THIRTIETH TIME: John Lindsell from Bathurst, with Kiri Lindsell-Gillard, Steve Lindsell and Blake Lindsell with their 1964, 24/30 'MK11' Wolseley.

Bathurst local John Lindsell celebrated his 30th year competing in the Variety B to B Bash on Sunday, with his iconic 1964 Wolseley 24/80 with a giant Chiko Roll on top.  

Lindsell said the bash is a wonderful event and he loves helping raise money for Variety and putting smiles on so many children’s faces.

“In 30 years, I’ve covered a lot of Australia and not in exactly the tourist way,” he said.

“We’re raising funds for a wonderful charity, that benefits disadvantaged and disabled children. It’s great when we go to the different towns and see the reaction of the kids’ faces when we give them gifts.” 

The Variety B to B Bash helps raise money for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

In his 30 years competing in the B to B Bash, Mr Lindsell said he would’ve driven over a couple 100,000 kilometres, having travelled to and from Darwin and Broome on separate occasions.

He can’t give an exact figure because his odometer has been damaged in the past. 

This year’s Variety B to B Bash will take over 90 participates from Bonnyrigg, in Sydney, throughout rural towns in New South Wales, South Australia and Northern Territory, finishing at the Alice Springs suburb of Braitling.