'Back in it': Mandurah couple overcome rocky start to drive across Australia for Cancer Council fundraiser

They got off to a rocky start but it has been all systems go for Falcon couple Greg Butcher and Annette Turner as they drive across Australia for the S...box Rally.

Hitting the road to raise money for the Cancer Council, the pair have joined more than 500 people in the journey from Perth to Sydney in cars that must be worth less than $1000.

Their team, ForDad, almost did not make it past the start line on May 8 as they struggled with major mechanical problems.

Taking to Facebook to keep friends and family updated on their journey, Mr Butcher said it was a "huge morning" that involved a little chaos and a lot of improvising.

"We left the hotel this morning in the van and the transmission s... itself so we made our way slowly to the start line," he said.

"[We] got there and made the decision to get another car so we went and got another car so now we're in a ute with a canopy on it and it's yellow."

The couple successfully made it to Kalgoorlie by the end of day one where they re-painted and re-decorated their new vehicle to match the original.

They said they were thankful for all the help they received to stay in the race.

"We're on our way and back in it," Mr Butcher said.

"I don't know if anyone has broken down before the start line before but we've done it!"

It has been mostly smooth sailing since then, with thousands of kilometres travelled so far from Perth to Oodnadatta.

The couple travelled from Kalgoorlie on day one to Tjukayirla, then to Warakurna before a night in Uluru on Saturday.

The Rally journey from Perth to Sydney, via Uluru.

The Rally journey from Perth to Sydney, via Uluru.

Despite falling "pretty crook" with the flu, Mr Butcher and Ms Turner enjoyed a night under the stars with their fellow rally mates at Uluru.

The black tie event included dinner and drinks with an incredible view of Ayers Rock.

There have been plenty of quirky stories to report along the way including a broken window that wouldn't roll up, which subsequently let in all the freezing night air en route to Kalgoorlie.

The couple has also reported plenty of flies, red dirt, campsite bonfires, blown tyres, radio banter, coffee and kangaroos.

As well as making memories, Mr Butcher and Ms Turner have made plenty of money, raising more than $13,000 for the largest national, independently-run Cancer Council fundraiser.

To keep up to date with all the latest from ForDad's epic trip across Australia, visit their Facebook page.

To donate to the ForDad team, visit the S...box Rally website.