‘Wacky Racers’ wanted for rally to Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo or Bust Rally 2014. PNL-150202-105818001

Monte Carlo or Bust Rally 2014. PNL-150202-105818001

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Petrol heads from Eastbourne are being called upon to take part in an annual Top Gear-style challenge to raise money for charity.

The Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally takes real life Wacky Racers and lets them burn rubber for more than 1,000 miles, taking in stunning scenery in countries including France, Switzerland and Italy.

The rally challenges car enthusiasts to source a banger car for less than £300 and take part in a variety of hilarious challenges to compete for points and prizes on the way to Monte Carlo.

Racing is off the cards as drivers concentrate on solving daily puzzles, both on and off the road, before regrouping each evening at the Rally Rendezvous to relax, socialise and explore the local area.

The drive isn’t just for fun though, as 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, Monte Carlo or Bust, 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. Participants in the 2014 event raised more than £100,000 for UK charities.

Rally spokesperson, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, said, “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Eastbourne 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 Eastbourne.”

The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally takes place in June and July 2015 and more information can be found on the event website at www.montecarloorbustrally.com.