7 months ago three friends and I decided we wanted to go travelling. Having met at university and now all living within 10 miles of each other in East London we christened the group the ‘East Four’ and set about working out which European rally to embark upon. The Motoscape Banger Rally immediately stood out as a driving experience from London to Venice in just 5 days so we signed up with the aim of raising money for Cancer Research UK as well as experiencing the trip along with 48 other teams…
Tomorrow is bonfire night, the annual event that is marked to celebrate the failure of Guy Fawkes to blow up the houses of parliament in 1605. So why is the Motoscape banger car rally talking about bonfire night? Well what do we associate most with bonfire night? Bonfires of course, toffee apples, parkin, lots of happy smiling faces but most of all, fireworks! ? Continue reading →
It’s just been ‘Back to the future day’ and this took us back in time to our 2013 Motoscape banger rally. There were some outstanding decorated bangers this year, including the Delorean lookalike VW Scirocco, of Jon and Laura. With an appropriate team name of ‘Banger to the future’, Jon and Laura had spent many hours replicating the look of the Delorean supercar. Complete with a flux capacitor and lots of other minor details, it helped to gain them the coveted title of ‘Banger of the year 2013’, jointly with another decorated masterpiece.
Alas the final day is upon us! For many it has been a European road trip to remember, but over all too soon. The last leg saw us travelling the relatively short distance from Salzburg to Prague, ‘the city of a hundred spires’. The beautifully preserved heart of the city is a masterpiece in architecture. No wonder it is one of the most visited cities in Europe.
Another bright and breezy start to the day in Venice!
The morning briefing is a little quieter than normal after the late evenings antics. Monty was clearly a little vulnerable last night and one team had taken advantage of his fragile state by tying him to the back of Wong ways bumper, poor Monty! The teams are halved today and the Venice groups have all made their way home. A couple of teams managed to sell the bangers to add extra funds into their charity pot.
Buongiorno from Trento, Italy. The teams awoke to glorious sunshine and promising temperatures. A beautiful layout from the hotel for breakfast is served alongside hot fresh Italian coffee. The teams all meet for the daily briefing, and with shorts donned we’re all willing the sun to stay! For half the teams it’s the last day of their banger rally with them finishing in Venice tonight. However moods are high and everyone is eager to find out what’s in store.