Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$8,450
Raised
106%
Our Story …

Michael & Stuart, two local lads from McLaren Vale. Whether it's winemaking, fixing cars, playing football for our beloved McLaren DSC or just generally getting the job done, we make sure to finish what we start and always stick it out to the end. When the going gets tough, it inevitably falls on our shoulders to make the grade.


This time out we are tackling a 4,000km journey from Adelaide to Perth via Alice Springs. In a car worth $1500. It sounds impossible, but we have faith in our own abilities to make it happen. This is reflected in our cause, raising money for the cancer council to continue the fight against this terrible disease. If you think we can do it, please give generously and we will put our best foot forward to accomplish this terrific feat!





We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Adelaide to Perth.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th 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 Autumn 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

These funds go to 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.

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Here's what I'm doing …

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

raised: $3,008,564
target: $2,000,000
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7 months ago
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Bill Breakey gave $100.00.
Stay fit and get back in one piece for the coming season. You 2 are legends.
7 months ago
So generous Bill, really appreciate the support mate, don't worry we will give it a red hot go!
7 months ago
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Matt Smith gave $50.00.
Smooth sailing :)
7 months ago
Cheers Smooth 😉 good on ya son
7 months ago
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Brad Pfeiffer gave $50.00.
Good luck lads
7 months ago
Always a pleasure Bradley, love your work mate 🎯
7 months ago
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Anthony Razzi gave $50.00.
Hoorah!
7 months ago
Many thanks razz man, in turn we will support a teacher strike 🙏
7 months ago
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Michael Schmied gave $50.00.
Legends!
2 months ago
we all know who the one true legend is schmied!!
7 months ago
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Paul Buttery gave $200.00.
Safe travels guys.
2 months ago
Thankyou so much for your very generous donation Paul! Keep an eye out for updates soon, the car has been sourced!
6 months ago
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CRS Painters and Decorators gave $1,090.00.
2 months ago
What can I say, only a handsome GEEZER like you would be this generous! Cheers very much del boy!!
6 months ago
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SITECH Construction Systems Pty Ltd gave $1,390.00.
2 months ago
Thankyou Lesley, David and the entire SITECH Construction Systems team for all their interest and invaluable support. Keep an eye out for updates soon!
6 months ago
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Fabiano Minchella gave $50.00.
Good stuff guys! Enjoy the ride
2 months ago
Fabulicious! Grande Grazie to you my friend!
4 months ago
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Southern Suburbs Pest Control gave $610.00.
From Southern Suburbs Pest Control. Remaining amount due for the Dodge Charger Package x2.
2 months ago
Thankyou so much for your support Gordon, we couldn't have done it without you, keep an eye out for updates regarding the car soon!
4 months ago
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Down South Party Hire gave $1,090.00.
2 months ago
Cannot thank you guys enough for your very generous donation, Keith and Cathy, we truly could not accomplish this without your support!
4 months ago
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Tina Eatts gave $70.00.
Safe travels
2 months ago
Thankyou so much for your donation Tina! It may not be a red bull but this camry will definitely have wings ;)
2 months ago
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Joyce Kaye gave $200.00.
Hurrah the chaps! Go well, and don't do anything I wouldn't do!
2 months ago
Thankyou so much to the matriarch of the family, who got us over the FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR milestone! Hugely generous as usual, can't wait to see you cheer us on at the departure lounge!
2 months ago
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<p>WE HAVE HIT THE FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR MARK!</p><p></p><p>A MASSIVE congratulations and big thankyous all round to everyone who has donated so generously thus far. </p><p></p><p>With just 6 weeks until the lights drop we are aiming to get our car onto the metaphorical pole position.</p><p></p><p>AND HERE IT IS!!</p><p></p><p>The mighty XV20 1998 Toyota Camry (BIG BLOCK V6)</p><p></p><p>Purchased for the princely sum of $1500, it may need a lick of paint here and there but it is otherwise pretty sound!</p><p></p><p>Further videos and updates will arrive shortly, as we start to tinker and prepare this Vagabond for the journey of a lifetime</p>
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Pip Easling gave $400.00.
Really great to see you both taking part in the rally! Looking forward to seeing the photos and hearing the tales. Great work for getting this far, hope your jam jar doesn't get cream crackered.
1 month ago
A hugely generous donation, we will endeavour to make it to the finish line despite the latest setback. Thankyou so much, it really means a lot to us!
2 months ago
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James Wright gave $50.00.
go little rockstars 🍇 If you’re going to miss GW1 it better be because you win. Yours sincerely, coach.
1 month ago
We'll be there for GW1, and what's more, I think I'm going to captain myself in grapes FPL. Thankyou sir for your donation :)
2 months ago
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Tom Ebourne gave $50.00.
Stubert is a top tier mechanic, I never even thought of wacking it with a hammer.
1 month ago
You're welcome Tommy. This just proves how often I've whacked it in the past
2 months ago
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Barry Kaye gave $500.00.
Well done both of you for taking part and supporting this great cause. I hope you don't end up pushing your car too far ! May you have a tailwind and may the road be downhill for you all the way.
1 month ago
WOW! An incredible gesture, we cannot thank you enough for your excessive generosity. I haven't checked the topography for the route but the mighty V6 is in reasonable health...even though I think it needs a new thermostat... Thanks so much again, I'll make sure you have a functioning corolla for later this month!
2 months ago
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Jan D Dicker gave $100.00.
Good luck guys🚘
1 month ago
QUITE HAPPY JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN Thankyou so much you bloody legend, we will do you proud!
1 month ago
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Mandy Easling gave $200.00.
We know you love a road trip, but this is next level! And this is for such a great cause, have a fabulous time, and all the very best for a safe finish in perth Mandy & Grub
1 month ago
Thankyou so much for your generous donation, both with the cash and the time invested to get this motley crew to the start line without any metaphorical wheels falling off!
1 month ago
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Travis McDonald gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Travvy!!! Thanks so much for your donation mate, you're a good egg and I won't hear anyone say otherwise!
1 month ago
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Maria Maiore gave $50.00.
Good luck, Stuart. Go SITECH Saloon!!
1 month ago
Hey thank you very much for your contribution Maria, I really appreciate your faith in me and it means a lot to me that you donated to the cause!
1 month ago
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Derek Brown gave $50.00.
Good luck lads, hope the trip is all you hope it to be.
1 month ago
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Charmaine Fogarty gave $50.00.
Thanks Stuart for participating - very close to my heart!
1 month ago
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Jai Wilkinson gave $50.00.
120 max speed
1 month ago
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Alfie Blackford gave $10.00.
Good luck fellas, great cause
1 month ago
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Alex Fryar gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Dare Hair gave $50.00.
Great cause guys. Good luck
1 month ago
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Benjamin West gave $100.00.
3, 2, 1 GRAPES
1 month ago
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Jack Walker gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Chris Duncan gave $20.00.
Good Luck mate - all the best with it
1 month ago
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Oliver Technologies Pty Ltd gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Merryl & Richard Easling gave $50.00.
Good luck guys “oh what a feeling heads will be reeling right through the ceiling” .
1 month ago
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Mark Carver gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Best of luck!
1 month ago
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Adam Potter gave $25.00.
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Matthew Compostella gave $100.00.
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Ram Scramsdale gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Frank Sieben gave $50.00.
Great job boys Frank and Diane
1 month ago
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Steve and Ollie Western gave $50.00.
Go for it fellas and good luck!
1 month ago
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Jeff Bowd gave $222.00.
One luv, bruv
1 month ago
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McLaren Districts Soccer Club gave $500.00.
Great job boys money from all at MDSC
1 month ago
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Brad Parker gave $50.00.
Good on you Stuey and Mas. Keep going (if the Camry allows it)
1 month ago
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Tina Eatts gave $23.00.
Can’t leave a number like that, keep going!
1 month ago
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Karen Chandler gave $100.00.
Words cannot express !!
1 month ago
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Andrew Middleton gave $100.00.
Such a Great cause. Well done guys. Good luck.
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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.

$46 million over the past 15 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.