Car rally for cancer passes through Bourke

Buddy Group 12: Kate, James, Brett, Sam, Bruce, Michael, Justin, Anita, Brinn and Andrew. PHOTO TWH

The aptly named Shit Box Rally made its way through Bourke on Monday and the incredible array of vehicles could be seen at various service stations, food outlets and along the side of the road making repairs.

There are 240 cars taking part in this year’s rally which raises money for the Cancer Council to help fund medical research into the dreaded disease.

No car is permitted to cost more than a thousand dollars to buy and can be decorated as the teams participating see fit.

The event registration advice is ‘the crazier the better’.

Starting in Wollongong the rally is making its way from Wollongong to Mackay in Northern Queensland via Tibooburra.

There are many twists along the way during the seven-day event and the weather can be a factor in the route changes.

The money is raised through an entry fee of $1000 and each team must then raise at least five thousand dollars to participate.

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