The Sh#tbox Rally is a bi-annual event that raises vital money and awareness for cancer research

Swan Ignition Coils says it was proud to support the cause by donating ignition coils to ‘Team Greg and Goldy’ to power their 1991 Nissan 300ZX in the 2019 Sh#tbox Rally.
After five years of trying to enter, the team made up of Matthew Goldsmith and Greg Otto finally took part in last year’s rally. They were one of 250 competing cars which participated along with numerous support crews to participate in the 2019 Spring Rally, held across October 19-25.
To participate each team needed to raise $5000 and team Greg and Goldy raised $7000 with the entire event raising 2.3 million dollars.
In the past ten years the rally has raised more than 21 million dollars for cancer research with improvements in diagnosis, treatment and support for patients, with the eventual goal of finding a cure.
All cars running in the event were purchased for under $1000, with the Greg and Goldy Nissan 300ZX pulled out of a paddock with the engine laying in parts in in the boot.
After being emotionally moved by the charitable intentions of Matthew and Greg, the selling owner Jethro Miller offered to help restore the car, putting in more than 100 hours of unpaid labour. With the teams’ efforts and community support, the car was restored back to race condition.
Along with the money raised for cancer research, the rally also had a flow on effect to the many remote rural communities that made up the rally route, with these towns seeing their populations explode for a much-needed economic boost as they catered for the race participants.
Swan Ignition Coils reports that the team says the ignition coils performed perfectly well, travelling the gruelling 3500km terrain from Melbourne to Townsville with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees, putting enormous load and strain on the car’s engine.
Swan Ignition Coils explains the durability of the coils had been tried and test during the production stage as Swan coils undergo thermal temperature shock test ranging from a high 125 degrees Celsius to a low of -40 degrees.
Being an Australia owned and operated brand, Swan Ignition Coils says it gets great pride from putting back into the community via supporting charitable organisations, including but not limited to the Sh#tbox rally.
While the 2019 event may be over, you can still show your support for the fight against cancer by visiting www.Shitboxrally.com.au

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