Location: Porsche GB's HQ, Reading -> Stuttgart, Germany -> Nurburgring, Germany
Runs: From 12 October 2013 to 15 October 2013
It's back! Bangers4BEN returns and this year
is all set to be the best yet!
Bangers4BEN returns for the sixth year running (last year the event was called the Big BEN Rally but its more famous name has returned) and the good news is that if you're a petrolhead (and why wouldn't you be?), you're in for a real treat.
With Car Dealer, we've always tried to make this annual charity run as much fun as possible and this year we've worked doubly hard to make sure you have a good time. There's a good dose of fun and frolics which have characterised previous events, but with a huge dollop of car stuff as well.
This year sees the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 911, and Porsche have kindly got on board with us this year to help us out.
Bangers4BEN 2013 is a FOUR-day event starting at Porsche's headquarters in Reading on Saturday, October 12, with the final destination being the Porsche museum in Stuttgart in Germany, before heading home on Tuesday, October 15.
Along the way we'll even be finding time to drop in on the fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife for a look around.
Once the rally has ended, the car you made the trip in will be sold at a special auction at Aston Barclay. All the proceeds will be handed over to BEN to continue helping our automotive industry colleagues.
How it Works:
You will need to buy a car for £500, but spending a trifle more than this doesn't really break the rules - it all helps us to 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 Eurotunnel 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...
Book your Place:
There are 40 places overall but bookings are already being made...so book now to avoid disappointment!
For further information, contact Kelly Neal on 01344 294720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall Winner - This is the team that raises the most money from the auction sale of their car after the purchase price has been deducted.
Best themed car/fancy dress - Fancy dress is mandatory on the first day, but we'll leave you to be creative when theming your car!
Largest Fundraiser - Although this is not compulsory, some teams choose to raise additional money for BEN through sponsorship - so this award will be in recognition of this additional support.
The Four Day Schedule...
Day one, October 12
The teams will meet at Porsche GB`s HQ in Reading before heading to Dover to catch the Eurotunnel. We'll then be heading down to Maastricht in the Netherlands for the first of our overnight stops. It's around a five-and-a-half-hour journey covering 340 miles.
Day two, October 13
We'll make the 280-mile schlep to Stuttgart where in the afternoon we'll have a tour of the Porsche Museum. The city will also be our home for that night.
Day three, October 14
The next day sees us head north to the fearsome Nurburgring 200 miles away. We expect to be at the ring around 2pm where you'll have the chance to have an official passenger ride of the ring if you wish. However, you will not be able to take your banger for a quick lap of the 14-mile track as the insurance will NOT cover you - and neither will the AA recover your car! We'll spend the night in Nurburg with the traditional award ceremony.
Day four, October 15
We head home to Blighty.
Participants get lots of coverage in Car Dealer Magazine. Full details of last year's rally, blogs, pictures and videos can be found by visiting www.cardealermagazine.co.uk
If you have any questions please contact Kelly Neal at BEN on 01344 294720 or Andy Entwistle at Car Dealer Magazine on 023 9252 2434
Please note: Cancellation charges: 10% non-refundable booking fee. Within three months of event 50% admin fee. Within one month of event 100% admin fee.