Banger rally open for entries

Drivers from Brechin are being challenged to take part in the 2014 ‘Monte Carol or Bust’ banger Rally and help raise money for charity.

The 2014 rally, held in June and July, is now open for entries, and organisers are hopeful of finding a team from Brechin to burn rubber over the 1434 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy.

The rally challenges entrants to source a banger car for less than £250 and take part in a variety of Top Gear-style challenges along the way and compete for points and prizes - including trophies for the best and worst dressed teams.

Teams are encouraged to raise money for a local charity of their choice and they can share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.

The 2013 event raised over £100,000 for UK charities and received media coverage on both sides of the Channel. Organisers are confident that the 2014 will be a bigger success.

Rally spokesperson, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, commented: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Brechin to join me on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure. This is a brilliant opportunity to get your team into gear and experience some of the greatest roads in Europe in some of worst cars from Brechin!”

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