Call for petrol heads to join banger rally to Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo or Bust Rally 2014.
Monte Carlo or Bust Rally 2014.

Organisers of the Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally are inviting real life wacky racers from Hemel Hempstead to burn ribber for more than 1,000 miles in a Top Gear-style challenge to raise money for charity.

The rally - travelling to Monte Carlo via France, Switzeland and Italy - challenges car fans to source a banger car for less than £300 and take part in a variety of tasks along the way competing for points and prizes.

Teams are encouraged to raise money for a local charity of their choice and share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.

Participants in the 2014 raised more than £100,000 for UK charities.

Rally spokesman Cuthbert Ware-Armitage said: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Hemel Hempstead to join me on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure. This is a brilliant opportunity to get your team into gear and experience some of the greatest roads in Europe in some of worst cars from Hemel Hempstead.”

The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally takes place in June and July. More information can be found at