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#B4B14: Just a handful of spaces left – get registering

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JUST a handful of spaces are left on Bangers4BEN 2014 – so read on to find out why you should be getting involved… 

What’s Bangers4BEN 2014 all about?

For 2014, our charity run takes on a classic caper theme – The Italian Job. We’ve always tried to make it as enjoyable as possible and this year we’ve worked doubly hard to make sure you have a fabulous time. There’s a liberal dose of fun and frolics but a huge dollop of car stuff as well.

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Screen shot 2014-05-19 at 13.57.51Bangers4BEN will take in instantly recognisable locations from the much-loved 1969 big-screen hit. A four-day event, it starts in Dover on Saturday, October 11, with our final destination being the Fiat factory in Turin before heading home on Tuesday, October 14.

Along the way we’ll be driving along one of the world’s best driving roads, the Stelvio Pass, and dropping by Lake Como.

Once the rally has ended, the car you made the trip in will be sold at a special auction at BCA, with all the proceeds handed over to BEN.

The details

This year, there’s a hike in the car budget. You have £750 to spend on your banger, but as BEN makes its money from the sale of these cars, spending a trifle more than £750 doesn’t really break the rules — it all goes to helping BEN raise more money!

As in previous years, the entry fee is £500 for a team of two — a small price to pay for such a large amount of fun.

The £500 covers hotel rooms, evening meals, breakfast and your ferry crossings — you’ll have to pay for fuel, tolls and the overpriced food you find in continental service stations.

Once again the AA is kindly providing two patrol vans just in case anyone breaks down, and we aim to have three Minis as pace cars – naturally decked out in red, white and blue livery.

Spaces are limited – email [email protected] to register.

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James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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