Team Basically Brothers are stoked to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2023!! Sam and Alex have been mates since year 5 (17 long years ago) and are both passionate about cars and giving back to the community! Along with Ryan we have all been best mates for a very long time and therefore we are now called Basically Brothers. ADS will still be a big part of the team and we can't wait to do it all again and in the same shitbox! With some changes to come!
After a long search at the start of 2022 for a worthy shit box which wasn’t covid taxed out the wazoo, we bought our beautiful 2000 Ford Festiva Trio! This 4 cylinder 1.5L hot hatch represents the pinnacle of vehicle design and engineering, boasting a massive 47kW (22 years ago) and a 0-100 of an hour or so. Smelling how you’d expect it to, with a broken radio and each gear feeling like a neutral, it is ready to rally again!
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th 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 2023 Autumn rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.
These funds go to the 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 our Instagram!
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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.
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.
More than $30 million over the past 12 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.