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You don’t have to be a car lover to enjoy the unique spectacle of the S***box Rally.

The charity event involves about 200 cars, worth no more than $1000 each, driving from Adelaide to Fremantle to raise funds for cancer research and prevention.

This year’s event raised more than $1.24m for the Cancer Council when all the specially decorated cars went under the hammer in Fremantle on Saturday.

Rally founder and director James Freeman said there was a “huge buzz” around the teams that began celebrating when the first car arrived in Fremantle at 3pm on Friday, with the final car coming in at 10pm that night.

“Everyone was on top of the world, but extremely tired,” he said on Sunday.

“There is great camaraderie with the teams you work with and you end up becoming a nice community.”

Mr Freeman said the event, in its fourth year, was becoming louder and brighter every year with wild decorations and paint jobs.

There were also several film-themed cars including Thelma and Louise and Wolf Creek.

Before the teams reached Fremantle, each travelled 3600km from Adelaide through some of the most remote and challenging roads in Australia’s outback.

The rally travelled through opal town Coober Pedy, Uluru, along the Great Central Road to Warakurna, Tjukayirla, Laverton and the goldfields of Kalgoorlie before reaching the port city.

Among the vehicles were a vintage 1960 Vauxhall Victor, a 1988 Subaru Wagon, a Saab, Mini, Volvo, Beetle and Jaguar.

The West Australian

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