2009 Team Busy Bee’s in Yorkshire Evening Post

Motoscape Banger Rally in Yorkshire Evening PostEarlier in September, one of the teams from the Krakow Rally, “Busy Bee’s” were featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post, prior to their trip on the Motoscape Rally!

Here’s an excerpt from the interview, but you can read and listen to the full interview on the Yorkshire Evening Post wesbite here.


Leeds ‘bumble bee’ police trek across Europe

Published Date: 11 September 2009
By Jo Francisco

THREE motorists who are gearing up to nail seven countries in seven days is an ambitious mission in itself. Even more so when it’s in a clapped-out old Peugot 106 worth £50 which has been resprayed to resemble a bumble bee.

West Yorkshire bobbies Simon Ellis, 36, and Matthew Wilkinson, 28, have taken on the challenge along with vehicle technician Craig Brooksbank, 23.

The trio will be buzzing across Europe in a bid to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after joining forces with a Guiseley nursery.

Simon told the YEP:” We are all used to helping people – Matthew and I are police officers and we thought wouldn’t it be good to do something to help? We approached a local nursery and asked if they had a charity they raised money for and theirs is Cystic Fibrosis Trust.”


If you’re taking part in one of our banger rallies next year to raise money for charity and are looking for a way to raise awareness about what you are doing, as the Busy Bee’s have proved, getting in touch with your local paper is a great way to let people know!

Twitter Competition Winner

twitter-winnerWe recently held a competition to win a free place on one of next years rally through twitter. For anyone who missed it, to enter the competition you simply had to become a follower of Motoscape on Twitter (check out our twitter page) and you were entered in the comp.

Well we now have a winner Tom Jupp (@tom_Jupp).  Congratulations Tom.

Tom’s team for next year is call “The Indicators” and they’ll be joining us on the Push on the Prague Rally.

If your not yet following us on twitter, then why not? Simply sign up and click follow when you’re on our twitter page – http://twitter.com/BangerRally. Then you’ll have instant access to our latest news, updates and competitions as they happen!

What to expect on next years banger rallies

Prague MapWell here we are, with the 2009 rallies over and having been a great success, we are now planning for next year. Thanks to everyone who came on the 2009 rallies as well.

After a fantastic 2009 banger rally season, we have made some improvements to 2010:

1. We will be giving away cash prizes everyday for the winner of the daily challenge.

2. We’ll be introducing more places to visit along the way, as well as some old favourites including Hockenheim – home of the German Grand Prix, Maranello museum – the home of ferrari, the Stelvio Pass – known as the worlds best driving road as seen on top gear and Prauge –  got to be one of the best cities in Europe (in our opinion), we are sure no one will be disappointed.

3. Prize for the best banger design. It’s great for us to see people put effort into their banger design, so make sure you go all out for next year!

So any questions about next years rally just get in touch. Registration is now open and it’s been the busiest we’ve ever been with early interest, so make sure you get your name down to avoid dissapointment.