Race to Monte Carlo in an old banger

Monte Carlo or Bust banger rally logo
Monte Carlo or Bust banger rally logo

If driving more than a thousand miles in a clapped-out old banger is your idea of fun, then here’s the charity challenge for you.

The 2013 Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally is now open for entries and organisers are hopeful of finding a local team to burn rubber over the 1,172 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, competing for points and prizes. Teams are encouraged to raise money for a local charity of their choice and can share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three-day crusade will see more than 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 spokesman Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, commented: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Clitheroe 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 Clitheroe!”

Monte Carlo or Bust takes place from July 12th to 14th and more information can be found on the event website at www.montecarloorbust.eu