Drive from Forfar to Monte Carlo!

WOULD you take on the challenge of driving from Forfar to Monte Carlo?

The drive will be a total of 1406 miles from Forfar to Monte Carlo, and you will not be travelling in a luxurious relatively modern vehicle but a £250 ‘old banger!’

Banger is an affectionate name for an old car and the teams drive bangers costing less than £250.

However, you can even take part in your own modern car if you really want to!

Whatever chariot you choose to conquer Europe in it will need an MOT and appropriate insurance.

The 2013 Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally is now open for entries and organisers are hopeful of finding a team from Forfar to burn rubber over the 1406 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy.

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.

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three day crusade and adventure will see over 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 which includes a selection of trophies for both the best, and worst, dressed teams.

Rally spokesperson, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, said: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Forfar 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 the worst cars from Forfar!”

Monte Carlo or the Bust Banger Rally takes place between Friday, July 12, and Sunday, July 14, and more information can be found on the event by visiting the website at