What's it all about?
Following on from our incredible Banger Rally to Porto we would like to invite you to enter the 2024 Charity Banger Rally Challenge ~ ????? or Bust, although this fantastic destination and the amazing route has been organised there maybe a slight twist to this rally, the destination may well not be revealed until you are on the rally!!! For those who have not taken part in our past nine rallies, this we can assure you is an opportunity of a lifetime and will give you a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe's finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost under £750 to be entered in to the Banger Rally category or you may just like to drive a vehicle of your choice which you will not be eligible to the prize money but you can still raise huge amounts of money for charity. Teams are invited to raise money for our local charities Cornwall Hospice Care, Marie Curie, Children’s Hospice South West and the Merlin MS Centre, or you could raise money for a Charity/Organization of your choice, but we don't make it a condition of entry. The rally will start on Sunday 29th September leaving St Austell (Cornwall) and finishing in somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday 4th October. To keep you and your passengers amused there will be several tasks to perform on route to earn bonus points, but if you just want to cruise through the countryside without taking part then that's just as cool with us too. Remember rule number 1, this is categorically not a race across Europe, but a leisurely drive by like-minded people, and there will be no advantage in arriving first.
Managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough but at the final night's presentation ceremony, over £2000 worth of cash prize’s will be awarded to the teams scoring the most points in each of the daily tasks and the overall winner will also receive a cash prize and a suitable trophy! A prize of £300 will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants. Although every one who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with a unique medal memento on finishing. The route and stop over points will be confirmed with each team leader well in advance (well maybe 12 hours in advance!). You are now probably thinking, will there be support on route! You are joking surely? You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether you chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as I’m sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home! With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter! The cost will be £395, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. Entrance fee includes Camping (upgrades available), Car Stickers, Limited Edition Rally Shirts, Jute Bags, Medals, Route & Quiz Folders and an amazing team leader!
Entries are limited, to guarantee a place in this much sought after event please make us aware of your interest by messaging us through our facebook page and/or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, the new website which you will be able to enter and pay online will be open from the 1st November 2023, so act fast to secure your place. For further information please contact Gary Warren 07734366506 or Tom Marshall 07970135108
Watch this short video from a previous rally to get an idea of what to expect!
Tell me more...
The Rally will start on Sunday September 25th leaving St Austell (Cornwall) at approximately 1pm and finishing in Porto (Portugal) on Saturday October 1st. Followed by an optional Boat Cruise on Sunday 2nd.
To keep you and your passengers amused there will be several challenges set along the route to earn bonus points, but if you just want to cruise through the countryside without taking part in them that's just as cool with us too. Please remember rule #1, this is categorically not a race across Europe, but a leisurely drive by like-minded people and there will be no advantage in arriving first.
Points mean Prizes...
Managing to coax your chosen Banger to the finish point should be rewarding enough. At the final night's presentation a share of over £3500 worth of cash prize’s & trophies will be awarded to the teams scoring the most points in each of the daily stages; the various different category winners, and of course the Overall Rally Winner!
An additional prize of £300 will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants although every one who takes part is a winner and each participant will be awarded a fantastic medal memento on finishing.
Full details of the route and stop-over points will only be released on each day of the rally to make this even more of a challenge!
All for a Good Cause
Teams are invited to raise money for our five main charities - Cornwall Hospice Care (Mount Edgcumbe Hospice), Marie Curie, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Merlin MS Centre and Children's Hospice Southwest or you could raise money for your own Charity/Organisation but we don’t make it a condition of entry.
Over the years the Banger Rally Challenge has managed to raise just over £1,200,000 for charities across the UK. This year we want to better that again!
What about the costs?
With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!
The cost is £375.00 based on two people sharing a car and additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. Entrance fee includes welcoming and finishing party, t-shirts, suggested route plan, daily quiz and challenges, car stickers, finishers medal, camping, and your own team leader who will look after you on the entirety of the rally…. well sort of!