Brockville, ON – November 14, 2009 – CAPCAN Inc. is supporting an independent Canadian entry to the 2010 Dakar Rally by providing a number of our CORVUS® Boxes to aid in their efforts.  The team will be using the boxes in their support vehicle to store/contain the parts and tools required in a race of this nature. 


If innovation and ingenuity intrigues you like it does us, you will want to follow this project from its beginning (see link below) through to its successful completion (we’re eternally optimistic) of the Dakar.  The vehicle is being custom built in Mississauga, ON, primarily at the JRP location (  The drivers will be Lawrence Hacking (the first Canadian to complete the Dakar – and he did that on two wheels), and Christian Girouard as the co-driver.  Jay Thornton is the lead fabricator/wrench on the project.  The vehicle will be running in the open class and is a two wheel drive, scaled-down (7/8), Trophy Truck, powered by a VW TDI engine. 


For those who aren’t aware, the Dakar Rally is a grueling, 9,000 km off-road race through Argentina and Chile.  Formerly known as the “Paris to Dakar Rally”, it will start on January 2, 2010 and run until January 17, 2010.  Check out for details.


For additional details on CORVUS® Boxes go to:

To follow the project, go to:

To learn more about Lawrence Hacking, go to:


CORVUS® Boxes are made in Canada.  


Dealer inquiries are welcomed.

Please direct inquiries to “support(at)”.