Crossing the southern boarder (into Victoria) and giving an old bucket of bolts a fitting send-off by travelling from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2019 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 plus. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
Why Equipo México (Team Mexico)? It was the first thing that came to mind and we're running with it! The plan? Find the best (worst) Commodore Stationwagon and dress it in full Mexican livery.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, this year for the 10th year anniversary rally, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour to raise money for cancer research.
The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.
Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.
Today (Friday 12/7/2019) team Equipo Mexico is mobile. With the acquisition of our VX Commodore thanks to Chris from Camden, we stole this sleeping beauty for the princely sum of $1000 cash. Chris wanted more but gave in to our persuasive negotiation tactics. In fact Chris has recent news about a family member with cancer and was happy to help with the cause - thanks mate and good luck! This baby purrs like a kitten and even if it arrives in Townsville with no seats, doors, dashboard or boot, I am confident it will still be running smoothly.
Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.
Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.
Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.
Almost $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.