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Bangers ‘on tour’

A team from Pontypridd are going to be taking on Monte Carlo rally challenge!

The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally is Europe’s largest banger driving challenge and will see around 75 vehicles, each purchased for £500 or less, travel from the UK to Monte Carlo via Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Mark Jarrold is leading the Pontypridd team in the event where Previous participants have raised over £300,000 for UK charities.

The rally challenges entrants to source and decorate a banger for less than £500 and take part in a variety of fun challenges along the way competing for points and prizes.  The 3-day crusade will see the bangers visit some of Europe’s most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow!

Rally spokesperson, Simon Johnston, comments:

“We are delighted that Mark and the team are joining us this summer on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure. This is a brilliant opportunity to have an amazing driving experience in one of the worst cars from Pontypridd!”

The team now have until May to get their car and fancy dress ready for the event.  More information can be found on the event website at www.bustrallies.com


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