Tackling the … Shitbox Rally

Erin Colley with dad Brian Colley, mum Julie Colley, brother Darren Colley, family friend Kath Chapman - and Blinky the car - gets set to tackle the Shitbox Rally. Photo Eve Lamb

How far can you go in a car worth under $1000?
Quite a distance if seems – as one local family seems about to prove.
Elphinstone couple Brian and Julie Colley were in for a little surprise when their Sydney-based daughter Erin called to inform them she’d just signed up for the famed Shitbox Rally – driving 3614km from Melbourne to Townsville via Birdsville in a “shitbox that cost under $1000” – all to to raise money for the Cancer Council.
The twist? She’d also registered them as her support crew for Team Wiggum Unpossibles, named after Simpsons tv series character, Ralph Wiggum – for the rally held over October 19-25. Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail (Friday, September 27, 2019)

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.