Where will they race? What will they drive? It's a mystery

HOP ON: Road Side Bogans Joe Reilly and Dylan Gibbs are off on a magical mystery tour to raise money for cancer research.
HOP ON: Road Side Bogans Joe Reilly and Dylan Gibbs are off on a magical mystery tour to raise money for cancer research.

THEY have no idea where they are going or even what sort of vehicle they will drive to get there, but two Kyogle blokes are hoping to raise $4500 for cancer research as part of the inaugural Mystery Box rally.

Billed as "the mad baby brother of shitbox rally", there will be up to 50 teams competing and apart from knowing they will leave from Melbourne on Saturday, nobody knows what's next.

Each team will bid for a cheap but registered car upon arrival in Melbourne, with no opportunity to check under the bonnet before the bidding starts.

The two-person teams then get handed a route at the start of each day and race for the finish.

Dylan Gibbs and Joe Reilly have signed up as a tribute to Joe's late partner, Shannon Wood, who died of breast cancer at the age of 26, in 2011.

"The rally is a fun way for us to help raise a significant amount of money for cancer research and it's also our way of remembering Shannon and celebrating her life," Joe said.

"We applied to take part in this year's shitbox rally, which raised $2.4 million for the Cancer Council in the past four years, but we missed out.

"The Mystery Box Rally is organised by the same people and aims to give teams that missed out a chance to be part of a similar event," Dylan said.

Joe and Dylan have registered as the Road Side Bogans and are close to reaching their fundraising target, thanks largely to a trivia night held at the Commercial Hotel in Kyogle.

But they are still selling merchandise, including genuine Road Side Bogans stubbie holders you can find via their Facebook page.



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