Was it Monte Carlo or Bust for rally team on amazing road trip adventure?

Pupils and staff at Woodfield School give a send-off to, from left, Richard Percy, Keithand Paul Carrington

Pupils and staff at Woodfield School give a send-off to, from left, Richard Percy, Keithand Paul Carrington

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Two Hemel Hempstead men have just completed the adventure of a lifetime.

The Saxon Wasps team of three, consisting of father and son Keith and Paul Carrington and friend Richard Percy, set off from The Woodfield School last Thursday morning, where they were waved off by staff, children and parents.

Driving a a 2002 Nissan Almeira, the trio were taking part in the Monte-Carlo Or Bust Banger Rally – which Paul and Richard successfully completed on Sunday.

Sadly, Keith had to fly home early from Lyon, as he was unable to cope with the 38°C temperatures, due to health problems.

The remaining pair drove more than 950 miles in three days, arriving successfully at Monte Carlo on Sunday.

And while many of the competing teams’ cars were scrapped on arrival, the Almeira, bought for £250, has come home with them.

Keith said: “It did the whole journey in one go. It didn’t play up one bit.”

The team have so far raised about 2,500 towards a new hydrotherapy pool for The Woodfield School.