Our challenge for the charity has been superbly supported – filling up in just 10 days – with an incredible 29 other teams set to join us for the event in November.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have read the latest from the different teams, but I’ve found the best way to keep up to date with the trials and tribulations of the participants is to follow the hash tag ‘#Bangers4BEN’.
Every time someone on Twitter comments about Bangers4BEN and mentions that hash tag in their post it is automatically displayed in that feed.
So, if you’re keen to know what’s happening with the event, take a look. And if you’re taking part, make sure you use that hash tag in your tweets!
We’ve managed to find a car for the event. I won’t go into too much detail – as the cars we buy are supposed to remain secret until the start – but I can say we got it for a blinding price.
It seems pretty sound. But needs tax and the MOT’s not very long. I’m working on getting some help from a friendly garage to give it a fettle.
It’s not very interesting sadly, but hopefully it’ll sell at auction for a profit. The wife will just pleased to get shot of it off the drive – it’s been there a month already and she’s fed up with staring at it!
We’ve got a brilliant idea for the design of the car too. All the cars taking part need to be decorated, with a prize for the best – and we’re gunning for that trophy!
If it works it’ll make a dull car look absolutely cracking. I’m waiting for the designer to come back to me with some drawings, and in the meantime am getting rather too excited about it!
I had a meeting with BEN today about the final plans for the event – and we’re putting a joining pack together now to send out to participants next week.
Unfortunately there have been a few hiccups with our plans though. Brands Hatch have gone back on their word of letting us complete a few laps of their track on the last day. Great. Turns out paying customers are more important than charidee – who knew?
Anyway, we’re working on securing either Mercedes Benz World or Silverstone so all is not lost!
I’ve also been busy beavering away sorting out a little memento for each team for taking part – these are also rather smart and I have a few people to thank for help on this front. More on this in a future blog!
Hopefully, if you’re competing you’ve managed to find your car – let me know the details by posting your comments below! I’d be interested to hear all about your chariots.
And if you’re not taking part, stay tuned to follow our progress as the November 9 event fast approaches.