Shitbox Rally 2012 – Day One

In April this year Sheldon and I ran the Shitbox Rally, and raised over $7300 for cancer research. My friends will do a better job of describing the experience in detail. I just can’t find the right words to describe how fantastic an experience doing this rally was, and what a lasting memory it will be. I’ve never been to the real outback, and this rally took us to some amazing and unlikely (especially in a $1k shitbox) places. It was really amazing to do it with a group of mates who like old cars, in a crappy old Alfetta.

I signed up for this rally for the fun and experience, but as the event got closer I really started to think about the effect cancer has had on those around me. I carried a photo of my Dad in the car with me – he was taken by lung cancer twenty years ago this year. In that context I’m very happy to have participated and helped raise over $900,000 for the cancer council.

You can read more detailed descriptions of the rally experience from Sheldon here (, and over here from Stuart ( as well.

Day One – Melbourne to Wentworth, 568 kms, all sealed roads.


Lined up at Melbourne Zoo waiting to depart.


Leaving civilisation.


Doesn’t the car look clean?

Author: Evan

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