Is there a limit on Entries?
Entries are limited, to guarantee a place in this much sought after event a deposit of £100 per car or payment in full of £280 is required.
What about additional costs?
Ferry Plymouth/Santander (return) is around £500.00 return including cabins (this is after the 20% discount that we have negotiated).
Camping fees are included and details of which campsites and their location will be provided about 12 weeks before the start in case anyone wants to upgrade to fixed accommodation (Cabins/Chalets) at their own expense.
On returning to Spain people can either dispose of their cars and fly home (lots of cheap flights from Faro), or drive home and get the Monday or Wednesday ferry back to the UK.
We don’t yet have costs for Morocco but we’re working on it and it will be reasonable. However whilst 90% of teams will do it, that last leg to Morocco will be optional.
Each team will need to bring their own tent. Unless they pay for fixed accommodation themselves which averages at around €20 per person per night.
Fuel costs for the entire trip will vary depending on what car they take but the journey is around 1000 miles each way so a 2000 mile trip in a car doing 30mpg would cost around £350.00 at today’s fuel prices.
What happens if we breakdown?
You are probably thinking, there will 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!
Where will the rally stop en-route?
This is also top secret. The route and sto over points will be confirmed with each team leader, four weeks in advance of the trip.
Can I raise money for the charities of my choice?
Although the Banger Rally Challenge has 6 Official Charities each team are free to raise money for other good causes if they wish.
Do I have to sleep in a tent?
No! Although camping is included in the cost of entry, each night will have upgrades available. Dependent on availability at the campsites this usually includes chalets or static caravans and these will be available at a cost, on a first come first served basis.
I’m super competitive, are there prizes?
Glory hunter! 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 prizes 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.
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, each participant will also be provided with a fantastic medal memento on finishing.