Cellarbrations Coffin Bay held a wine tasting event Wednesday evening to raise awareness and funds for the Car Mit team that will take on the SA Variety Bash next month.
Local men Kym Dorward, Jeremy Hartwich, Leon Earl and Tim Hartley will be taking part in this year’s 30th anniversary Variety Bash “City to Sea” which will run from Adelaide to Port Lincoln between August 11 and 18.
Cellarbrations employee Liam Utting said the store held tasting events like this on a regular basis with different suppliers and products on display each time.
Because of the sponsorship with Car MIT and the exposure they give to the store and Cellarbrations, it was decided to try and return the favour.
Tony Munn from Cellarbrations was brought over from Adelaide to show some flagship products while providing exposure for the Muppets in Transit, and raising some money for Variety before the Bash begins on August 11.
The Car Mit car was also on display outside the store.
“The kids had a ball and loved the car, it’s not every day you see a cannery yellow ’71 Valiant,” Mr Utting said.
“We had a lot of locals and tourists stopping in the middle of the road to get a glimpse of the car, it was a really fun evening.”
Chris Darby, Liam Utting, Tony Munn and the team at Coffin Bay General and Liquor Store have wished all the cars in this year’s Variety Bash the best of luck and look forward to seeing everyone at the finish line in Port Lincoln.
This is the second year Car Mit will take on the SA Variety Bash and have already managed to raise more than $9000.
All Bash cars will be arriving in Port Lincoln on August 18.
To find out more about this year’s SA Variety Bash or to make a donation, visit www.variety.org.au/bash/bash-sa