We are thrilled to be taking part in the 2020 Shitbox Rally Autumn, which will be our 5th consecutive rally. This year the teams are driving their Shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria. But first we have to get to the start line! We'll cover 6500km in our 35yo Celica to raise money for Cancer research!
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year raising over $22 MILLION. Part of the participation is that all 250 teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this with the Shitbox Rally target set at $2 MILLION.
Our generous supporters, donors, and sponsors have contributed nearly $74,000 between the 2016-2018 BATVAN and 2019 BATBOX team efforts.
The funds raised are controlled by Cancer Council and directed towards research projects around Australia that have been unable to gain funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council. What this mean is your donation goes to the highest level of critical research work which can unlock breakthrough cures, improved treatments and ultimately save lives.
Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below and on the "BAT Racing" Facebook page.
Thanks Mike & Bruce - BAT Racing
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia 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.
The route has been announced for the 2020 Shitbox Rally|Autumn and looks a cracker at just under 4000km with a 50/50 split of sealed and unsealed roads. 6 stopovers that we have never been to let alone heard of so that will be interesting!!!
Without your support of Cancer Council and the funds raised through Shitbox Rally all of this wouldn't happen. no funds raised = no rally likewise no rally = no funds raised. So we need your help to help support Cancer Council researchers.
Mike & Bruce
We have in our possession what is our oldest vehicle (35yo) with the highest speedo (435000km) to perform in the longest rally (6500km) over the most days (4 to the start line + 7 on the actual rally)
What could go wrong!
Well we have hopefully (fingers crossed) sorted one of the most important factors on a Shitbox during the rally...…..overheating! The Celica was showing signs of this while on the highway but we have this now sorted with a new Radiator fitted along with a Hi-Flo Thermostat. So far so good after testing in the recent heat on the freeway.
Stay tuned BAT friends...…………………………………..
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.