ASH­LEY HOLLINS, 36

SHEET METAL FAB­RI­CA­TION ES­SEN­TIAL: STUBBIE COOLER

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Feature -

This is my sec­ond Bash. I missed out last year. The year be­fore was the na­tional one, it was Bris­bane to Syd­ney. It was that good I ended up buy­ing my own car, a 1983 VH Com­modore, so I could bring other peo­ple into it. I pulled it apart, but that’s as far as I got! On your first one they call you a vir­gin Basher. Ev­ery­one takes you un­der their wing and makes you feel part of a big fam­ily. It pulls on your heart­strings, that’s for sure. The part that got me was the din­ner, and what they do for the kids. I’ve known these guys for 20 years and my turns come around, but I’ll try to get the Com­modore up and run­ning for next year. I did a body build­ing com­pe­ti­tion last year so I couldn’t do the Bash but I’ve ticked that off the list now. We have a half-day ros­ter for driv­ing; ev­ery sec­ond day you miss out. We choose to camp all the way. There’s noth­ing bet­ter than wak­ing up in your swag on a zero–de­gree morn­ing!”

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