Overwhelmed by its inaugural success in New Zealand, James Freeman, founder of Box Rallies, has announced that Shitbox Rally NZ is returning in February 2017, with registrations open for 100 teams to join the challenge.
In cars worth less than $1,700 (all roadworthy, registered and insured), Shitbox Rally NZ will take teams through some of the country’s most picturesque and arduous roads, all to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
Kicking off in the South Island (Te Waipoinamu), 200 participants will bring a new thunderous element to the mountains as they drive through unforgettable locations in the land of the white clouds, on a 7-day round trip from Christchurch. The rally will start on February 25 2017 and finishes on March 4.
Cars will be sourced by Manheim with the Box Rallies team and auctioned off in a private event the day before Shitbox Rally NZ begins, opening up registration for anyone from anywhere to participate.
The idea is simple – just bid for one of the shitboxes on offer on 24th February 2017 based on your fundraising amount, then take 24 hours to decorate your ride and drive away in your dream shitbox when the convoy leaves.
“Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Shitbox Rally is a unique way of bringing the community together to combat the cause, raise awareness and support the Cancer Society of NZ. Given the incredible uptake in our first Shitbox Rally NZ, it’s time to announce the next challenge, this time taking to the Southern Alps and valleys of the South Island. The rally brings together like-minded people that otherwise may never meet, in adventure all for a good cause,” says James Freeman.
Teams must raise a minimum of $4,500 to be in Shitbox Rally NZ.