Doncaster petrol heads join scrap heap fundraiser to Monte Carlo

A pair of driving enthusiasts from Doncaster are again joining real life Wacky Racers from across the UK on this summer's Monte Carlo or Bust Rally and are encouraging like-minded thrill seekers to join them at the start line.

Thursday, 31st March 2022, 10:15 am

Sarah Sharlis and Ben Werbner will be burning rubber in a car worth less than £500 for over 1000 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy in a Top Gear-style challenge.The world famous rally challenges car enthusiasts to source a banger car for less than £500 and take part in hilarious challenges along the way competing for points and prizes.

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

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three-day crusade will see over 100 of the finest British bangers celebrate the end of travel restrictions related to the pandemic by visiting some of Europe's most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow.

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Participants in the the last event in 2019 event raised over £150,000 for UK charities.

Ben said: “We first took part in the event in 2019, racing our beautiful banger all the way to Monte Carlo and she didn't miss a beat. We're back this year and laying down the challenge to the good people of Doncaster to join us on another amazing 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 the UK."

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