Monte Carlo or Bust for city drivers

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Banger loving racers are being invited to sign up for the Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally 2013.

Organisers are hoping to find teams from across the country to tackle the journey, which will cover more than 1,000 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy.

The rally challenges drivers to source a banger car for less than £250 and take part in a variety of Top Gear-style challenges along the way and compete for points and prizes. Teams are encouraged to raise money for a local charity of their choice and can share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three-day challenge will see more than 100 British bangers visit some of Europe’s most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow.

There are a series of prizes up for grabs including trophies for the best – and worst – dressed teams.

Rally spokesman, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, said: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Bletchley 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 Bletchley.”

Monte Carlo or Bust takes place between July 12 and 14 and more information can be found on the event website at