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6 June, 2024

Shitbox racers rally ready

WITH only a few days to go until the Winter Shitbox Rally, duo Travis Cumming and Kai Garner are the 11th highest fundraising team in the event and are calling out to the community for donations.

Travis Cummings with his "shitbox" car he will be taking from Melbourne to Alice Springs.
Travis Cummings with his "shitbox" car he will be taking from Melbourne to Alice Springs.

The Shitbox Rally is held three times every year, with hundreds of car enthusiasts coming together to drive their old cars worth no more than $1,500 through the rough and rugged inland roads. 

So far, Mareeba rally team “R+C Legacy” has raised just short of $20,000 for the Cancer Council, an organisation that has supported the Cummings family many times before.

Travis is now aiming to make the top 10 fundraising teams ahead of the rally and is calling on the community to help. 

“I think it’s important because everything that we raises goes straight to the Cancer Council,” he said. 

“They have helped our family when we’ve had family members going through cancer treatment and provided accommodation for family members when supporting people with cancer.

“The Shitbox Rally raises funds for major parts of the research. So not only do they support ongoing treatment, but they also support future treatment as well, trying to get the best available medicine out there to support people with cancer.”

In 2022, Travis and his father Ron participated in a rally, affectionately naming their team “Cruisin’ for Craig”, in honour of Ron’s brother Craig who passed away from cancer.

Two months after the rally, Ron tragically passed away, despite his promise to do many more together.

Their rally name is now the R+C Legacy, in honour of both Ron and Craig. 

The rally will kick off from 14-22 June, starting in Melbourne and travelling inland through Queensland and will end at Alice Springs. 

Fundraising has already started for the Shitbox Rally. To donate to the R+C Legacy, visit


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