CAN you believe it? Car Dealer Magazine’s Bangers4Ben charity rally has been causing havoc across Europe for 10 years!
Every time, we’ve managed to lead a convoy of teams in questionable bangers on a mammoth route crossing countries, climbing mountain passes and seeing some fantastic sights.
To celebrate, the team have planned a very special route for 2018 with some exciting challenges built in – and we’re persuading the teams who will be taking part to help us raise a record amount of money!
Bangers4Ben 2018 will be leaving the UK on Friday, October 5, with four nights away and finishing in a secret location.
To take part, you’ll need to be at CDX 2018 at Manchester Central to register. We’ll be taking sign-ups from 11am on May 21 on a first-come, first-served basis.
The price is £650 + VAT per team and your banger can’t cost more than £750. You’re encouraged to dress your car and your drivers up, then, at the end of the route, the cars will be sent to auction with the money raised going straight to Ben, the charity for the automotive industry.
Day One: Weybridge to Reims, France via the Channel Tunnel (288 miles)
Day Two: Reims to Stuttgart, Germany (311 miles)
Day Three: Stuttgart to Bruges, Belgium (402 miles)
Day Four: Bruges to a mystery location (around 300 miles)
This year, we’ll be starting at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge on the Friday morning before making a run for the Channel Tunnel and France. Then we’ll head to Reims and our hotel for the night.
On day two we’ll cross another border and head into Germany before stopping for the night in the home of Porsche – Stuttgart. Day three will then take us on some German autobahns as well as some more winding roads, then into Belgium where we’ll stop for the night in Bruges.
Day four will take us to a secret location, which will be revealed that morning. When we arrive, there will be Top Gear-style challenges and prizes to be won, before a black-tie dinner to celebrate a decade of B4B!
Last year, we broke records by raising a whopping £59,000 but this year we plan to do even better.
Therefore we’re challenging each team to raise more than £2,000 from fundraising and the sale of their car.
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