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Shitbox Rally Ends In Townsville

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This year's Shitbox rally will end in Townsville on Friday, where 550 people will cross the finish line.  

They are expected to roll into the Townsville Showgrounds between 2-5:00PM.  

The drivers would have travelled 3,614 kms from Melbourne over seven days.

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The energy will be high as they will have just completed Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring - the largest independent fundraiser for Cancer Council nationally.

In teams of two, their crazy cars (worth less than $1,000 aka ‘Shitboxes’) will hopefully have survived the experience of tackling some of Australia’s roughest, dustiest roads.

Past rallies show that approximately 10% of cars simply won’t make it to the finish line, so come and see which cars have made the journey!

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Teams must raise a minimum of $5,000 in order to participate, with some spending up to 10 months preparing for the rally, including fundraising, sourcing and decorating their shitbox and planning dress ups.

With over $21 million raised since the rallies began in 2009, the $2 million target for the Spring rally has already been smashed with current fundraising totals at over $2.2 million.

On Saturday the cars will be auctioned off at Manheim Auctions Townsville, with all funds raised going to Cancer Council – There is NO reserve on these vehicles and all will be sold as is.

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