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US Ambassador to Australia heading to the outback in a $1500 Falcon

The US Ambassador to Australia will drive 3000km alongside a few of Australia’s hardest roads in an outdated Ford Falcon to boost cash for Most cancers Council Australia.

Interviewed by Dawn, Caroline Kennedy – the daughter of former US President John F. Kennedy – defined how she stumbled upon the Shitbox Rally whereas at a Bunnings sausage sizzle. The rally goals to boost funds for most cancers analysis.

“I knew it was a convention right here in Australia to go get the sausages at Bunnings, and the individuals who have been promoting sausages that day have been elevating cash for the Most cancers Council and for this rally,” Ambassador Kennedy instructed Dawn.

“They have been telling me about their automobiles, I noticed their automobiles… it simply appeared like such an amazing factor with such broad enchantment as a result of so many households, my household, each household has been touched by most cancers.

“It’s actually a method for individuals to assist those that are struggling and struggling and lift cash for such an vital trigger.

“Australia is a world chief in most cancers analysis and remedy and the embassy group desires to assist these efforts whereas we’re right here and do every thing we will.”

The BA Falcon wagon that Ambassador Kennedy will use within the rally is value lower than $1500, one of many situations of entry to the rally.

The automobile is completed in crimson, yellow and black exterior paint. It has “Shitbox Rally” logos on both aspect of the automobile and extra logos on the bonnet supporting the trigger.

When requested if the $1500 Falcon will get her by means of the rally, the Ambassador replied, “Sure, completely.”

Ambassador Kennedy was requested as somebody along with her stature and popularity if the Falcon goes to be the “crappiest” automobile she’s ever been in.

“That is the perfect automobile, it’s a Ford Falcon,” she replied.

Throughout the interview, Ambassador Kennedy referred to US President Joe Biden’s efforts to make preventing most cancers one among his prime priorities.

In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald in 2023, Ambassador Kennedy talked about she had an curiosity in taking part within the Shitbox rally.

In response to The Brisbane Occasions, round 500 persons are set to take part within the occasion that can happen from April 12-20.

The route begins in Adelaide and travels alongside principally unsealed roads by means of Roxby Downs, Oodnadatta, Yulara, Warburton, Laverton and Southern Cross earlier than ending in Perth.

As of at this time, the Autumn race has raised over $1.three million for most cancers analysis.

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