Sh*tboxes get time to shine

Costing less than $1000 is the one requirement for cars to qualify in the Sh*tbox Rally.
Costing less than $1000 is the one requirement for cars to qualify in the Sh*tbox Rally.

MORE than 100 teams will be revving up for an epic road trip on Saturday, May 21, as they fire up the second annual Sh*tbox Rally.

The extreme charity fundraiser will test teams’ mechanical and navigational skills as they venture from Brisbane to Darwin over seven days in, quite literally, a sh*tbox.

Due to northern Queensland experiencing its wettest season in history, the rally route has changed slightly as many roads are still flooded. However, the route encompasses some of the most challenging and treacherous roads in Australia.

The 100 teams will drive a car of less than $1000 value from sunny Brisvegas into the Queensland outback, north to the Table and Savannah Lands, through escarpment country, million acre cattle stations, crocodile-infested river crossings, across to Katherine Gorge and onto Darwin via Kakadu – 3800km in seven days.

The rally will once again be raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council with every team raising at least $4000.

James Freeman, the creator of the rally who lost both his parents within 13 months, said: “Like me, the people that are doing the rally want to make a bigger and more meaningful contribution to the fight against cancer.”

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