Why choose the Motoscape Rally?

Struggling to decide on which banger rally to take part in? Well here are a few reasons that make the Motoscape Rally stand out from the rest!

1. Daily prize funds & a big cash prize at the end.
“Either take on the challenges, or just come on the rally for the sheer adventure”

2. Team briefings every morning, with all the vital information you will need for the days driving.
“If you’re still in bed just nominate a team member to pick up a briefing pack every day”

3. Organised accommodation in quality hotels (or you can book your own).
“Whether you want to kip in the car or go 3 / 4 star, the choice is yours”

4. Guidance on places of interest on the route.
“From art galleries to lap dancing bars, we’ve got the information you need”

5. Do things that are only possible on the Motoscape Rally
“Where else could you drive the Stelvio Pass, take on the Nurburgring and visit the Ferrari museum in one week”

6. Get your exclusive Motoscape FREE merchandise.
“High quality limited edition Motoscape fleeces for all entrants, plus other freebies too”

7. Finally, we have a vast experience of organising banger rallies, which means you will not just see endless tarmac on a Motoscape Rally, you will actually be able to get a taste of life in each country we visit, including, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
“If you are a tarmac junkie, then you need to look at a 3 day rally, but if you actually see the best sights in Europe, and have a giggle along the way, come on the Motoscape Rally!”

We started the Motoscape Rally back in 2005, after we went on a “well known” banger rally that was poorly organised! It had terrible organisation, a plain boring route of motorway driving, no real challenges or prizes and just a lack of effort from the organisers. We’ve proved a banger rally can be an incredible event, and if you join the Motoscape Rally, you will see the effort we go to, to make this one of the best experiences you will ever have.

See you in September!

What can you expect at the Nurburgring, Germany?

One of the highlights of our banger rallies for many “Motoscapers” is the Nurburgring. So, if you’ve never heard of the Nurburgring, you want to know what to expect right? Well, we don’t want to give too much away as you want to experience it yourself, but here’s our quick guide!

The ring is easily found by the efficient German road network and is definitely worth the effort! Once you arrive at the circuit you will be amazed how accessible the track is, you simply pull up into the car park, buy a ticket (if you wish) from the little booth, put the ticket in the barrier and you are there! A stunning 20km of race circuit ready for you to drive like a star in the reasonably priced car!

The only rules are the car has to be road worthy with no bits hanging off or likely to fall off. One of last years teams ended up taping up the plastic pipes on the back of the car with gaffa tape! Could you imagine something like this in the UK, a 20km racing track where you can turn up in pretty much whatever you like and take it round the track for a few Euros and no checks? Our health and safety officials would have a field day.

The other thing to bear in mind is to keep to the right and indicate right when cars are approaching just to let them know you have seen them.

You also need to have your wits about you, because the Germans love their cars. We’ve seen some amazing cars on all our visits to the Nurburgring, from Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Pagani Zondas, and even VW camper van in bright yellow covered in flowers. But these cars don’t compare to the might that is all the Motoscapers taking to the ring in their beloved bangers!

Every year this fantastic race track get’s such great feedback on our rallies.

You can choose to drive round the circuit as many times as you like or sit back and watch everybody else just visit the circuit’s museum or have a drink in the cafes and restaurants.

So are you ready to embark on a lap of what is widely considered the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding purpose-built race track in the world, nicknamed ‘the green hell’ by Jackie Stewart? If so, head over to our registration section and sign up to one of this year’s rallies. It will be a trip you will never forget!

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.