Calling all petrol heads

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THE 2013 Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally is now open for entries, and organisers are inviting teams from Newtownabbey to take part in the 1,000-mile road trip across western Europe.

The rally challenges entrants 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.

The three-day crusade will see more than 100 of the finest 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 spokesperson, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, commented: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Newtownabbey 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!”

Monte Carlo or Bust 2013 will take place between July 12 and 14. For more information log on to