Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$7,138
Raised
71%
Our Story …

Since its establishment in 2016, Days of Thunder has been at the cutting edge of vehicle engineering. Hugh Williamson and Cliff Wheatley, founders of the team, took a 1990 Toyota Camry station wagon and turned it into what is now known around the world as #TheJet. The boys completed the gruelling 3,800km Adelaide to Cairns 2017 Shitbox Rally (via the Oodnadatta Track and Plenty Highway) in 7 days.

In 2018, the team returned to the world stage where they built what is arguably the best 1994 VR Commodore rally car on the planet. Named #JetMkII, the car smashed the Brisbane to Darwin Shitbox Rally (3,800km through the desert and tropical north) without a single breakdown or flat tyre.

Along the way, Days of Thunder has raised $20,000 for the Cancer Council thanks to its sponsors and our many supporters. We have had the generous support of many businesses including Jet Financial, Supercharged Graphics, Charter Keck Cramer, Switch Funky, eView Real Estate Group Chelsea, Complete Auto Paints, Kite Armada, Packed Lunch Guy and SAAS Automotive. The money raised goes to much needed cancer research and the Shitbox Rally has raised over $15 million since it began 10 years ago. Cancer took the lives of Hugh’s dad and Cliff’s mum so it’s their mission to raise funds to cure it, treat it and prevent it.

After vowing to never accept offers from Ford, Toyota and other major World Rally Championship manufacturers, the boys are returning in 2019 to once again tackle the toughest terrain that Australia can dish out. Shitbox Rally. Perth to Sydney via Uluru. Over 5,000km. In 10 days.

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, 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: $2,640,505
target: $2,000,000
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7 months ago
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Chocolate Saless gave $128.00.
Chocolate Sales
7 months ago
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Cliff Wheatley gave $200.00.
Sausage Sizzle
7 months ago
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Days Of Thunder gave $100.00.
Costs of BBQ Donated
6 months ago
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CORE Water management Solutions gave $100.00.
Good luck with the fund raising - CORE Water staff
5 months ago
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Core Water Management Solutions gave $400.00.
5 months ago
Thank you very much Wendy for CORE's sponsorship. We'll be in touch soon to get some logo images from you in order for us to get made up for the car. Hugh.
5 months ago
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Stacey King gave $50.00.
Go team Days Of Thunder
5 months ago
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WF WF gave $1,600.00.
5 months ago
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O Williamson gave $25.00.
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Want to win a date night!!
5 months ago
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Lucas Automotive gave $590.00.
4 months ago
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Bianca Palk gave $20.00.
I am hoping that this will reflect 2 x entries into the Win a Date with Hugh Williamson initiative on behalf of my single gal - Jessica Milschus.
4 months ago
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Alice Hanna gave $50.00.
I wanna win a date with Huge ;) hanna0078@yahoo.com.au
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
Well done Cliff and Hugh!
4 months ago
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Debbie Barclay gave $200.00.
Good on you Hugh & Cliff ! All the best with your arduous trip from Perth to Sydney in the Beast !
4 months ago
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Shameelta Pratap gave $100.00.
enjoy this one guys ... good luck!
3 months ago
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Brooke Preece gave $30.00.
Fingers crossed my entries are lucky for my friend 🤞🏻
3 months ago
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Simon Raper gave $2,000.00.
For your dad, Mary’s mum and Dad, my mate, my friends kid, Michelle’s husband, for the survivors, Lisa, my dad. Cancer sucks and deserves to get it’s but kicked by heros like Cliff and Hugh.
3 months ago
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Michelle Mani gave $50.00.
Rip it up guys! Arnie and Mich!
3 months ago
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Michael Preece gave $50.00.
Good luck guys. An amazing thing you are both doing. Drive safe & enjoy.
3 months ago
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Anthony Cryan gave $100.00.
Great Stuff, been following since the start. Thank you for doing this
3 months ago
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Lisa Mildwaters gave $100.00.
Cliff, please torture Hugh with the worst music possible. Thanks
3 months ago
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Greg Henneken gave $50.00.
Good luck Cliff and Hugh!
3 months ago
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Benjamin Evenson gave $200.00.
Thanks for making this gruelling journey across the outback to raise awareness. Good luck with year Cliff and Hugh
3 months ago
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Mike Drewek gave $100.00.
Good luck for the long trip
2 months ago
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Kee Chan gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Go for gold guys! From Citec money collection box
2 months ago
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Oliver Nunis gave $200.00.
Well done for all you’re fundraising efforts for a great cause boys, cheers Oliver
2 months ago
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Robert & Jovelyn Heuzinkveld gave $200.00.
Well Done Cliff &Hugh, Big efforts for a Great Cause Thank you, 💞 Cheers🍻 Rob & Jovie
2 months ago
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Antony West gave $100.00.
Shitbox Rally 4evar
2 months ago
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Jaci Lees gave $25.00.
Go guys!
2 months ago
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Steph Cox gave $50.00.
Good luck! :)
2 months ago
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Mike Brauer gave $25.00.
Great work Buddy Group 1 - Jo and Mike
1 month ago
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Jessica Milschus gave $30.00.
Well done guys!
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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.

Almost $20 million 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.