We'll be taking a breather this year under the current circumstances, but sadly Cancer doesn't take holidays!
So we'll be carrying over all funds raised so far and building on that through the remainder of 2020 and leading up to the start of the Shitbox Rally in May 2021. Next year 250 teams are driving their Shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria for Cancer Council. But first we have to get to the start line from Perth! 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 $23 MILLION. 2019 saw over $6 Million by the 3 SB Rallies held.
Our generous donors, supporters and sponsors have contributed $73,280 between the 2016-2018 BATVAN and 2019 BATBOX team efforts.Let's keep that going towards $100k
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 - BATBOX 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...…………………………………..
Progress on the cosmetic surgery is well under way but now we need to run some health checks on the heart & soul of the BATBOX Racing CELICA!! She's well worn and getting a bit tired so over the next 80 days we need to make sure she has another 6500km left in its old bones.
Thanks to the team at Richards Tyrepower in Osborne Park who have once again supported us with a set of GOODYEARS to safely get across this great nation of our. Thanks to Bryn, Richard for your continued support, please support them when you need new tyres & expert advice.
NEWSFLASH: 2020 Shitbox Rally organisers have announced, due to the unprecedented situation we are currently experiencing in Australia, that we will be postponing this years Autumn Shitbox Rally to May 2021.
What does this mean for our supporters and the people and organisations that have already stepped up to the plate and generously donated and supported our 2020 vehicle prep??????
THE SHOW GOES ON! yes we will continue to get the mighty old BATBOX Racing Celica ready for the very challenging route across OZ, but most importantly we will continue our push to fundraise for cancer research in Australia and we have already lifted our target for 2021 to $20000 from $10000.
Our health is our most important asset which is more relevant today than ever in our history, so join us on this unknown journey and help continue to fight cancer head on with Cancer Council.
Thank you, stay safe and look after each other
The BATBOX Racing Team.
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.