Duncan & Pete’s Banger Rally Challenge for Children’s Hospice South West

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Our sales manager Duncan and his friend Pete are taking on the 2018 Banger Rally challenge to help raise funds for our charity of the year, Children’s Hospice South West.

So what is the Banger Rally Challenge and what do they have to do?

The aim of the challenge is to drive from St Austell to Morocco…sounds fairly simple? However the catch is they have to do this drive in an old banger! Costing no more than £500 to be exact!

Leaving on the 30th of September the team aim to finish the drive in 5 days on the 5th October however that is dependent on how the car survives. This is not a race! As well as nursing their ‘old banger’ along the route, the teams will also be set challenges along the way to earn bonus points! There is a grand prize giving at the end of the event which includes prizes for the best decorated car and occupants!

This is a fantastic event and over the years has raised over £750,000 for local charities.

We are thrilled that Duncan & Pete have chosen to help raise money for CHSW as part of our ‘team blue flame’ efforts and 30th anniversary celebrations.

We will keep you updated of their progress in the lead up and throughout the event.

You can sponsor Duncan and Pete by following the link here

Progress Update – 06/08/18


Duncan and Pete have been busy working on their car to get ship  shape ready for the challenge. With it being an ‘older’ model and a bit of an ‘old banger’ there are quite a few things that need working on before it can take on the 2250 miles to Morocco.

This week the boys have been changing the wheel bearings, getting rid of some rusty patches, as well as (and probably most importantly) making sure the breaks work and are safe! As well as work on the car, they have also been trying to think of a team name for the race. We opened it up to the Facebook community and there were some great suggestions, including:

  • The Flaming Tools
  • The Blue Mac’s
  • Blue Smoke

However after much deliberation the official team name will be ‘PT & Duncan…Lets get ready to rumble’. You can guess what the theme song for their trip will be!

Fundraising is also going well and we are now up to £145 for Children’s Hospice South West. There is still a little way to go to the £500 target so if you can help at all you can donate here

Further updates as they continue!


Progress Update – 21/09/18


With the rally now just over a week away, Duncan and Pete have been putting the final touches to their banger!

They have been busy fitting a retro 90’s aluminium rear spoiler as well as adding new wheels, shocks and breaks (very important!) Unfortunately the air con is beyond repair so it’s going to be a warm trip across Europe!

Most importantly they have been making the car look fantastic. New ‘go faster stripes’ have been added to the front as well as some more stickers from their very kind sponsors

Duncan said “Its been fun working on the car over the last few months and I am looking forward to getting it finished ready for the start! Thanks to all the businesses, friends and family that have sponsored us. We are nearly at our £500 target and would love to hit that in the next few days. If anyone would like to donate a few pounds towards put challenge and the hospice we’d all be very grateful!”

Well done guys on your great effort. You can sponsor Duncan and Pete, aka PT & Duncan – Lets get ready to rumble here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BF_Banger_Rally