Driving from Adelaide to Cairns through the great Australian outback is perilous enough for the best of cars, but Alicia Jeffree and Hannah McCauley plan to make the drive in a car that’s best days might be behind it.
The two girls have formed a team, Get a Bloomin Move On, to take part in the 2017 Cancer Council Car Rally – also known as the S**tbox Rally.
Alicia and Hannah plan to make the drive 3800 kilometre, seven-day drive via the Oodnadatta Track and Plenty Highway in their little Morris 1100 named Gordon.
“This will be my third rally,” Ms Jeffree said.
“Gordon is named after my partner’s uncle in the UK, who was taken by cancer in 2012.
“This is Gordon’s second rally, so we are hoping we can make the next big trip.
“It is not a race, it is a challenge to race cars worth less than $1000 across some of the roughest roads in the country.”
Entry in the rally is a reward for each team’s fundraising efforts, as each team must raise a minimum of $4000 to participate.
In total, participants hope to raise $1.4 million for the Cancer Council to continue its research into finding a cure.
Get a Bloomin Move On has already raised $3000 with their ultimate goal to raise $10,000.
“The rally is a cause close to so many people’s hearts,” Ms Jeffree said.
“Not only that, it is so much fun and it is like another giant family.”
Ms Jeffree and Ms McCauley will leave Adelaide on May 27 with another 450 participants in the rally.