THE Australian Brewery is entering a car that looks like a beer can in this year's NSW Variety Bash.
Siobhan Minervini will drive the Rouse Hill pub's HR Holden in the 11-day 4425-kilometre Bankstown to Ballarat off-road rally which takes drivers through four states, visiting rural towns and schools dropping off gifts.
"Last year the Australian Brewery donated over $120,000 to local charities, so I'm honoured to be part of the team hitting the open road as part of the colourful convoy delivering much-needed resources like sporting and play equipment, plus special needs and medical supplies to local schools," Ms Minervini, of Rouse Hill, said.
The pub's beer can on wheels was designed by Rod Baker of signwriting company Reaction Design — the pub's signwriter.
"My first insight into the bash was helping [the now bash director] Stuart Telfer with the signage on his car," Mr Baker, of Seven Hills, said.
"In those days he was the curator for Parramatta Speedway and I was the signwriter for the speedway. I'm now the person who drives the directors in the rally.
"It's something I started about 25 years ago and haven't been able to walk away."
The public can make donations to Variety at the Brewery (there's a barrel in the foyer) or everydayhero.com.au/siobhan_minervini.