Shitbox Rally entrants Rick and Jan Phipps need a hand (or a hundred)

Jan and Rick Phipps' 2003 VY Commodore can be decorated however they want for the Shitbox Rally, provided the Cancer Council and rally stickers are on the hood and front doors. They've opted to carry the handprints of local cancer survivors and battlers.
Jan and Rick Phipps' 2003 VY Commodore can be decorated however they want for the Shitbox Rally, provided the Cancer Council and rally stickers are on the hood and front doors. They've opted to carry the handprints of local cancer survivors and battlers.

It's now only six weeks until until Rick and Jan Phipps head off in their 'Feral Bushman Taxi' to join the 5150 kilometre trans-Australia Shitbox Rally to raise money for the Cancer Council, and they'd like to carry some district mementos with them.

"Our 2003 VY Commodore is just about ready to go but needs a little jazzing up," Jan said.

"We can decorate the car as we choose, so we'd like to cover as much of it as practical with the handprints of as many cancer survivors and battlers as we can."

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The couple are encouraging those who have taken on the disease to come along to Rotary Park (next to the Tenterfield swimming pool) on Saturday, March 30 sometime between 9am and noon and leave their mark on the car.

The handprints will be made with brightly coloured paint (using latex gloves) and then signed using first name or initials.

Anyone from around the area who would like to participate but is unable to come on the day can just get in touch with Jan or Rick, and the 'Feral Bushman Taxi' will come to them.

"By doing this we are providing a visual of a tiny percentage of the survival rate in our area, celebrating the lives of the survivors and remembering those lost to cancer," Jan said.

For more information Rick can be contacted on 0413 024 465, and Jan on 0402 806 534.

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