Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$13,530
Raised
135%
Our Story …

All of us have been affected by losing someone we know and love to cancer, and we want to contribute in our small way to the research that is fighting this insidious, indiscriminate and cruel disease.

We are really pleased to announce that after a few false starts we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Spring (now in March 2022), driving our VY Shitbox 3232km from Hay in NSW to Adelaide SA, via Silverton, Milperinka, Cameron Corner, The Strezlecki Track, Gammon & Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola, Leigh Creek, Oodnadatta Track, William Creek, Coober Pedy, Kingoonya, Lake Torrens, and Kimber.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community-lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $6,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2020 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

We are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity and any donation you can give is greatly appreciated.


John and Adam

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, 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.

raised: $2,104,934
target: $2,500,000
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2 years ago
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<p>Welcome aboard the Ship of Fools!</p><p></p><p>We've rolled the dice and picked up a 2004 VY Commodore Wagon, and believe us, it well and truly qualifies for this rally! At $750 it meets the Shitbox rules, but it's going to need a bit of love! More pics to come...</p>
2 years ago
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<p>Since we've just started posting we have a bit of catching up to do...</p><p></p><p>A big thanks to Dolly for finding us a roof cage at the "right" price! A bit of a touch up with the angle grinder and welder and it's good to go.</p>
2 years ago
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<p>Another thank you to Matt at abcospares.com.au in Brookvale who not only dug up a tail light to replace our smashed one but donated it to the Ship!</p><p></p><p>We really appreciate your support and your advice.</p>
2 years ago
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<p>We've started to make a bit of progress on our work list. New radius bushes are in, radiator hoses in, thermostat and radiator cap done, idler puller replaced. Of the jobs we've done so far removing the window tint from the back window was the hardest, but a solid dose of paint stripper and a razor finally got the job done.</p><p></p><p>Next... patching the rust in the tailgate to stop the rain leaking in...</p>
2 years ago
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<p>A huge thank you to Supercheap Auto at Brookvale who gave us a hand putting together a list of spare parts and fluid for the rally and for giving us a great deal.</p><p></p><p>Hopefully we'll be returning all of it!!!</p>
2 years ago
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<p>This might explain some of the shudders and shakes. New tie rods and boots on the way...</p>
2 years ago
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Genex Power gave $1,000.00.
2 years ago
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<p>We forgot to post the team theme song, by World Party and released in 1986. It only made it to number 4 on the charts in Australia but have a listen... the lyrics are pretty relevant in 2020...</p>
2 years ago
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<p>The roof cage that was being thrown out was way too big and heavy so we've chopped it in half - much better. We were kind of reluctant to have anything on the roof but after watching videos of teams pulling everything out of their car to get to the spare tyre we folded - they're going on the roof...</p>
9 months ago
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5E Advanced Materials gave $1,890.00.
8 months ago
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irX Advisors gave $1,890.00.
5 months ago
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Anthony Pope gave $50.00.
See you in Adelaide mate
5 months ago
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David Barton gave $200.00.
5 months ago
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Troy Derwin gave $50.00.
Good luck Schippy!
5 months ago
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Jason Perkins gave $200.00.
Godspeed JBAS - its a Holden in outback Aus, think you will be Ok! Good work on backing a great cause.
5 months ago
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John Scully gave $500.00.
5 months ago
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Trend Wealth gave $500.00.
5 months ago
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Murray Hewitt gave $100.00.
Well done Boys. An awesome experience for a wonderful cause! Adam, 3,200km's is a long time to spend in a car only 6 inch away from John - Good luck!
5 months ago
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john elvy gave $100.00.
Good luck Adam it is a rough track out there take plenty of water and petrol, cheers
5 months ago
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Martin Ross gave $50.00.
Marty Ross. Wishing you guys don't bust an CV joint. Have fun !
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
Don’t smash the hatch!!
5 months ago
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John Oliver gave $500.00.
Take your water wings it may get a bit wet this year and so to "Ship of ....." ood luck and a very worthy cause
5 months ago
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Nicholas Jackson gave $100.00.
Best of luck John and Adam. I'm sure you are going to have an absolute blast. Nick (Jacko)
5 months ago
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Amy Barron gave $100.00.
Get your motor runnin' Head out on the highway Looking for adventure In whatever comes your way
5 months ago
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Gordon Ketelbey gave $200.00.
Have fun - well done
5 months ago
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wayne seabrook gave $200.00.
Adam, You're a fish outta water with this.... Take some line, pulleys, and shackles..
5 months ago
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<p>A huge thank you to Andrew @ cavendish marketing for printing all of our sponsor stickers AND putting them on the car in the pouring rain!</p>
5 months ago
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Lilin Loo gave $100.00.
Have a good trip and come back safe and well!
5 months ago
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margie charlie caskey gave $600.00.
Enjoy . Safe travels!!!
5 months ago
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The Healthy Man gave $1,000.00.
5 months ago
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John Corr gave $100.00.
Captain Bignose on fire! Good luck fellas
5 months ago
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Geoff Moles gave $500.00.
Enjoy !!
5 months ago
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Martin Eddy gave $100.00.
JB is about to find out who the real "fluffy" is
4 months ago
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Tina Lucey gave $100.00.
Go on you good things!! YIEW :)
4 months ago
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Garanna Investments gave $200.00.
Good luck boys. I hope you both make it back in one piece. looking forward to the updates. Cheers G
4 months ago
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John Mather gave $50.00.
Well done everybody, have fun !
4 months ago
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Kerrie Flower gave $100.00.
Good luck! What else can I say.
4 months ago
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Scot Amedee gave $200.00.
Go well boys - enjoy every moment even the character building ones when "stuff happens". Scot A
4 months ago
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Michael Donnan gave $100.00.
Well done, 3200km with Adam good luck John!
4 months ago
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Michael O'Connor gave $500.00.
4 months ago
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John Bergin gave $100.00.
Rust not, want not!
4 months ago
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<p>Hello to everyone who has made a donation to our fundraiser. We are leaving for Hay tomorrow to begin the Rally on Saturday morning. Both really looking forward to it. Here's a final pic of our car, dressed up and ready to go!</p>
4 months ago
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Brian Davidson gave $100.00.
Good luck John and have fun!
4 months ago
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Peter O’Brien gave $200.00.
4 months ago
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Mark pashley gave $50.00.
Good luck and have fun.
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Relax and enjoy the ride ........
4 months ago
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John Davies gave $500.00.
Beware!! Kangaroos own the road between 4pm and 8am
4 months ago
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Tony Krohn gave $100.00.
Good luck boys !
4 months ago
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Camelia Seric gave $100.00.
Absolute legends what a great cause! Xx
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

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.

More than $30 million over the past 12 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.