2017 Shitbox Rally Terms and Conditions
Cancer Council means Cancer Council NSW ABN 51 116 463 846.
Shitbox Rally means the outback car rally planned to commence on or about 27th May 2017 and end on or about 2nd June 2017 as generally described in these Terms and Conditions.
Shitbox Rally Assistants means all persons engaged (whether voluntarily or otherwise) or employed by Mr James Freeman or the Chamberlayne Trust in the planning and/or organisation of the Shitbox Rally including but not limited to Annelise Morris, Deb Forbes, James Hallowell, Jon Worrell and Gregory Hallett.
Shitbox Rally Director means James Freeman or as otherwise advised.
Shitbox Rally Organisers means the Chamberlayne Trust ABN 68 970 410 312, the Shitbox Rally Director.
Sponsors means all sponsors of the Shitbox Rally including but not limited to Manheim ABN 79 089 074 206 and sponsors of teams participating in the Shitbox Rally.
- Information on how to enter the Shitbox Rally forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Entry into the Shitbox Rally by a Participant is deemed to be an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Should a Participant not comply with any of these Terms and Conditions, they may be prohibited from participating in the current or any future Shitbox Rallies.
- The Shitbox Rally is not a race or a competition. Participants must not compete in any manner with other Participants. Participants must not place any bets in relation to the Shitbox Rally. Participants must drive lawfully, safely and with proper courtesy to all other Participants and members of the public.
- Subject to amendment in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, the Shitbox Rally commences on 27th May 2017 and ends 2nd June 2017 (Rally Period).
Participants must be over 18 years of age on 27th May 2017 and hold a current driver’s licence in order to participate in the Shitbox Rally.
To enter the Shitbox Rally (Entry) each team must:
- pay a registration fee of $725 (inc GST) per team (payable upon acceptance of Entry); and
- raise a minimum of $4,000 (Fundraising Amount), $1,000 of which must be raised at least 3 months before the start of the Rally Period and $2,000 raised at least 2 months before the start of the Rally Period. Teams may continue to fundraise until the end of the Rally Period.
- Prior to the start of the Rally Period, each Participant must also provide the Shitbox Rally Organisers with reasonable proof that they have obtained and shall maintain during the Rally Period appropriate insurance covering their participation in Shitbox Rally. Appropriate insurance includes, without limitation, compulsory third party insurance. Participants should talk to their broker concerning third party property insurance (in case Participants damage someone else’s vehicle or property with their vehicle) and travel or health insurance that includes ambulance cover. The Shitbox Rally Organisers reserve the right to decline to allow any Participant who has not obtained appropriate insurance cover to participate in the Shitbox Rally, in the Shitbox Rally Organisers’ absolute discretion, whether before or after Entry by that Participant’s team.
- Acceptance of Entries in Shitbox Rally 2017 is at the absolute discretion of the Shitbox Rally Organisers.
- Each team must consist of two people only (each a “Participant”) per car.
- No refunds of the registration fee or Fundraising Amount or the catering and camping costs will be given under any circumstances (including, without limitation: if at any point after a team or a Participant has entered the Shitbox Rally the team or a Participant is unable to participate for any reason; if after the commencement of Shitbox Rally, the team or a Participant is unable to continue in Shitbox Rally; if the team or a Participant is unable to stay at any of the locations [as organized by the Shitbox Rally Organisers] during the Rally Period, or if a Participant is removed from participation because he or she has not obtained appropriate insurance). Registration fees, all Fundraising Amounts and any catering and camping fees are non-transferrable.
Each Participant agrees that the Fundraising Amount for their team will be distributed by the Shitbox Rally Organisers as follows:
- up to 49.25% will be used to cover organising costs for the Shitbox Rally (including the Car Amount and the Fuel Amount) with the remainder to be donated to the Cancer Council. The percentage of the Fundraising Amount for each team which is donated to the Cancer Council may increase if the entire Car Amount and Fuel Amount is not claimed.
- where the Fundraising Amount is greater than $4,000 at least 66.5% of the Fundraising Amount will be donated to the Cancer Council.
- Payment of registration or Fundraising Amounts may be made via credit or debit card, EFT transfer or cheque. Payment details for registration fees and any Fundraising Amounts will be provided to each Participant following acceptance of their Entry.
Prizes will be awarded to some teams at the end of the Shitbox Rally. The teams which receive prizes will be judged on a number of factors including how hopeless their car is, how much the team has gotten into the Shitbox Rally spirit, and the Fundraising Amount raised by that team. The award of prizes is in the absolute discretion of the judges and their decision is final.
- A team may enter more than one car in the Shitbox Rally, however the team must achieve a separate Fundraising Amount for each car entered. Each car must also be individually accepted as a team, as per standard Shitbox Rally waitlist procedures.
- Teams must participate in the Shitbox Rally using the car(s) described when entering the Shitbox Rally. 4 wheel drive (4x4), All wheel drive (AWD) and buses are not permitted.
- Each team may spend up to a maximum of $1,000 per car purchasing the car and preparing the car for the Shitbox Rally (Car Budget). The Car Budget includes any costs in relation to roadworthiness (other than insurance). If a wreck is purchased any costs for modifications and / or improvements are included in the Car Budget. If a team’s Participants complete work on the car themselves, associated labour costs are not included in the Car Budget i.e. a Participant cannot pay themselves. Any work on a car which is completed by a mechanic is included in the Car Budget. Costs associated with purchasing safety items deemed as tyres and seatbelts are not included in the Car Budget. If a team exceeds the Car Budget for any car, clause 18 below will apply.
- Teams may use cars which have been donated to them provided that the value of the car and any costs associated with preparing the car for the Shitbox Rally are within the Car Budget. If a team receives parts for their car which have been donated to them, the value of these parts will be included in that team’s Car Budget. A group of judges (who know a thing or two about cars) will inspect each car entered in the Shitbox Rally and determine if its value and any costs associated with preparing the car for the Shitbox Rally have exceeded the Car Budget. The judges’ determination of value and costs is final.
- If a Participant in a team already owns a shitbox and wants to use it in the rally the Participant will need to demonstrate to the Shitbox Rally Organisers that the car’s value and any costs associated with preparing the car for the Shitbox Rally have not exceeded the Car Budget. The rules are very simple. $1,000 value for each car and any associated improvements.
- If a team greatly exceeds the Car Budget as determined in the absolute discretion of the Shitbox Rally Director, (i.e. they cheat), the Shitbox Rally Director will make a very public announcement and a penalty will be applied to the team.
- Each team agrees to have official stickers attached to the bonnet and two front doors of their car(s) during the Rally Period. Teams may not deface, cover-up or otherwise obscure these stickers and shall endeavour to keep them clean and visible at all times. Stickers are non-permanent and easily removable without damaging vehicle finishes. The Shitbox Rally Organisers will not be responsible for claims for damage to vehicle finishes as a result of the application or removal of such stickers. Apart from the requirements set out in this clause 19, teams may otherwise decorate their vehicles as they wish.
- When a team reaches the Fundraising Amount, and provided that the team has complied with these Terms and Conditions, it qualifies to receive up to $500 per car for the costs associated with purchasing the car, and preparing the car for the Shitbox Rally (Car Amount) and an amount of up to $500 per car for fuel expenses (Fuel Amount).
- If a team has spent less than the Car Amount on purchasing their car and preparing it for Shitbox Rally, they can only claim for the amount which has been spent up to a maximum of $500. (The idea is to donate as much money to the Cancer Council as possible.) If a team elects not to claim the Car Amount and / or the Fuel Amount, these amounts will remain as part of the team’s Fundraising Amount.
- To claim the Car Amount, each team must complete a refund form and send this to the Cancer Council. Any claimed refund(s) will be transferred into the team’s designated account.
- At the end of the Rally Period, each team must donate the car(s) used in Shitbox Rally to the Shitbox Rally Organisers. All donated cars will form part of an auction to be organized by the Shitbox Rally Organisers and Manheim Pty Ltd ABN 089 074 206. Any proceeds raised from the sale of a team’s car(s) will contribute to that team’s final Fundraising Amount.
Participants may bid on their team’s car(s) or any other cars in the auction referred to in clause 23 above. If a Participant wants to ensure that they are able to buy their team’s car back, they may agree on a sale price with the Shitbox Rally Director prior to the auction.
- Participants must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of each State and Territory through which they travel during the Shitbox Rally, including without limitation, all speed regulations, laws of the road, laws relating to the safety of cars used and laws relating to the possession or use of alcohol, drugs or other prohibited substances.
- Participants must not during the Rally Period drive under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance.
- Participants must not drive in the Shitbox Rally if their ability to do so safely and properly is in any way compromised by illness, lack of adequate rest, or any other condition.
- The Shitbox Rally Director may vary the route of the Shitbox Rally at any time. (Don’t fret too much about this one, this only happens if there is a road closure due to bad weather or something similar.)
- If a team: pulls out of the Shitbox Rally before or during the Rally Period; is removed from the Shitbox Rally; breaks down and cannot continue; or generally goes AWOL; the Shitbox Rally Organisers will retain the entire Fundraising Amount (see clause 9 above).
- Each Participant is responsible for all costs and expenses associated with participating in the Shitbox Rally including but not limited to costs or expenses associated with accommodation, food, repairs to vehicles used, transport, personal expenses and any fuel expenses above the Fuel Amount.
- Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are present for the commencement of the Shitbox Rally as directed by the Shitbox Rally Organisers. Participants must also ensure that at least one member of their team is present for all daily briefings and any other briefings held during the Rally Period.
Participants may not bring any animal (including dogs) with them on the Shitbox Rally. Should a Participant bring any animal to the Shitbox Rally, they will lose their place in the Shitbox Rally and clause 18 above will apply, and that Participant will be barred from participating in any future Shitbox Rallies.
Acknowledgement, Release and Indemnity
Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that:
- participation in the Shitbox Rally is potentially dangerous and there are risks and dangers associated with participation in it. These risks and dangers include, but are not limited to: the nature of the vehicles in the rally (being “shitboxes”); traffic accidents; collisions with wildlife, pedestrians, vehicles, other drivers and / or fixed or moving objects; and the negligence of other drivers. Risks may also arise from a number of features of the Shitbox Rally, including the nature of the activities undertaken as part of, or associated with, the Shitbox Rally, the roads travelled upon, the distances to be driven, the remote locations covered by the Shitbox Rally, and the nature of accommodation. Furthermore, participation in the Shitbox Rally may result in strenuous physical exertion, serious bodily injury, and / or death to Participants or to others;
- they have considered and accepted the risks and dangers associated with participating in the Shitbox Rally (including, without limitation, those set out above), are participating freely in it, and have not relied on any representation, advice, statement or information of any kind provided by or on behalf of the Shitbox Rally Organisers, the Shitbox Rally Assistants, the Cancer Council or the Sponsors;
- they are responsible for the vehicle/s they enter in the Shitbox Rally, including any damage to the vehicle or damage caused by the vehicle to any property or person;
- they are responsible for any claims, demands, causes of action, prosecutions or proceedings made or brought against them arising from any acts, events, occurrences or omissions during the Shitbox Rally; and to the fullest extent permitted by law, they release the Shitbox Rally Organisers, the Shitbox Rally Assistants, the Cancer Council and the Sponsors, from any claim (including any right to seek contribution or indemnity), which a Participant may otherwise have in respect of any such claims, demands, causes of action, prosecutions or proceedings.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, each Participant agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Shitbox Rally Organisers, the Shitbox Rally Assistants including but not limited to the following persons Annelise Morris, Deb Forbes, James Hallowell, Jon Worrell & Gregory Hallett, the Cancer Council and the Sponsors from and against any loss, cost, expense, liability or damage suffered or incurred by any of the Shitbox Rally Organisers, the Shitbox Rally Assistants, the Cancer Council or the Sponsors:
- in respect of any claim, demand, cause of action, prosecution or proceeding arising directly or indirectly from any act, event, occurrence or omission of that Participant occurring during or in any way in connection with the Shitbox Rally; or
- as a result of any damage, injury or death to, or caused or contributed to by, the Participant during the Shitbox Rally.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, none of the Shitbox Rally Organisers, the Shitbox Rally Assistants including but not limited to the following persons Annelise Morris, Deb Forbes, James Hallowell, Jon Worrell & Gregory Hallett, the Cancer Council or the Sponsors will be liable for:
- any loss or damage whatsoever suffered or incurred by a Participant resulting from or incidental to participation in the Shitbox Rally, whether direct, indirect or consequential, and including (without limitation) loss of income, loss of profits, loss of bargain, and medical, legal, travel, insurance or mechanical costs or expenses, or
- any personal injury or death suffered or sustained by a Participant participating in the Shitbox Rally
Each Participant must sign the separate 2017 Shitbox Rally Deed Poll of Acknowledgement, Release and Indemnity by Participant (which reasonably reflects the acknowledgments, releases and indemnities set out in above paragraphs) and provide it to the Shitbox Rally Director prior to being confirmed into the rally.
- The Shitbox Rally Organisers reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions in their absolute discretion. The Shitbox Rally Organisers will endeavour to notify Participants of any modified Terms and Conditions as soon as is practicable. Participants shall be deemed to have accepted any modified Terms and Conditions by participating in Shitbox Rally.
- If any act or omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Shitbox Rally Organisers and which prevents the Shitbox Rally Organisers from complying with these Terms and Conditions, the Shitbox Rally Organisers will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing their obligations and the Shitbox Rally Organisers reserve the right (subject to any applicable law) to at any time cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Shitbox Rally.
Each Participant authorizes the Shitbox Rally Organisers, the Cancer Council, Holysmoke (PR team) and the Production Crew to:
- use their name, voice, image, likeness, acts and statements before, during or after Shitbox Rally for advertising, public relations and publicity purposes in any media in perpetuity without compensation;
- use their name, voice, image, likeness, acts and statements in any photography, sound recordings or video footage created before, during or after Shitbox Rally; and
- reproduce, sell, copyright, exhibit, broadcast and / or distribute any photography, sound recordings or video footage described in point 39.2 in any media.
- Any photography, sound recordings or video footage created by Participants during the Rally Period may only used be the Participants for personal purposes. Participants may not reproduce, sell, copyright, exhibit, broadcast and / or distribute any of their own photography, sound recordings or video footage for commercial purposes.
- For further information in relation to Shitbox Rally, please see the Shitbox Rally website: www.shitboxrally.com.au.
- The Shitbox Rally Director’s decisions are final. If you don’t like it, organise your own rally.
- On acceptance of Entry, each Participant will be given access to a copy of the Shitbox Rally Team Participation Manual (the Participation Manual) and additional information about the Shitbox Rally. The Participation Manual contains important information about the Shitbox Rally including in relation to fundraising, your shitbox, insurance, registration and what to pack. You agree and are responsible for reading and understanding the Rally Manual.
- You will also receive a Shitbox Rally On the Rally Manual (the Rally Manual) which has important information about the Rally layout, on the Road, overnight stopovers, the auction, auction run sheet and post rally procedures. This manual has information which is essential to Participants’ safety. You must read the manual and comply with its requirements.
- The contract between each Participant and the Shitbox Rally Organisers (including these Terms and Conditions), and the 2017 Shitbox Rally Deed Poll of Acknowledgement, Release and Indemnity by Participant, are each governed by the law in force in New South Wales, Australia.