Monte Carlo or Bust

DO YOU think you are able make it from Brechin all the way to Monte Carlo in a banger car that costs less than £250?

The 2013 ‘Monte Carlo or Bust’ Banger Rally is now open for entries, and organisers are hopeful of finding a team from Brechin to burn rubber over the 1,264 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.

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 event is inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three-day crusade will see over 100 of the finest British bangers visit some of Europe’s most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow.

There are a series of prizes up for grabs including trophies for the best - and worst - dressed teams.

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!”

Monte Carlo or Bust takes place between July 12 to 14.

For more information on the event, please visit www.montecarloorbust.e