Crappy Cars Cruise Australian Outback
Ready to roll in the Shitbox Rally
Friday, March 19, 2010 17:58 GMTSYDNEY, Australia (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Sometimes crappy cars cant even make it down the street, so a full-on road trip is a real stretch.
Tomorrow (Mar. 20), 20 teams driving old, rusty cars will begin a week-long trek across the Australian outback for the first ever Sh■tbox Rally.
The lengthy ride from Sydney to Alice Springs will raise money for the Cancer Council and test beat-up buckets against tough terrain.
Event creator James Freeman says each participating sh■tbox cant be worth more than $900.
Peoples first cars work well for this, or anything a driver wouldnt otherwise be caught dead in.
Freeman himself is cruising the route in a rickety, 1989 Toyota Camry Wagon, and another team is driving a car they bought for only $50.
Most of the lemons have cassette players, so hes made mixed tapes to go around.
He expects quite a few breakdowns, but luckily, his car is stocked with gaffers tape, string, and spare tires.