Bangers4Ben 2021 - The best of British
31 Bone Ln, Newbury RG14 5SH, UK
Bangers4Ben is back – and it’s going to be celebrating the best of Britain!
After an enforced hiatus last year because of you-know-what, the fun-filled charity rally for the auto industry is returning for 2021.
Bangers4Ben will raise money to help automotive charity Ben provide much-needed support for people in our industry, especially since its £1m shortfall in income last year.
Because of the ongoing uncertainty over international travel, the event is being held in the UK this year, with the 890-mile ‘Best of British’ run taking in some of the most scenic routes that England and Wales have to offer.
Taking place from Saturday, October 9 to Tuesday, October 12, it’ll start in Newbury, and will see the rally drivers visiting the Brecon Beacons, Buxton and York among many places over the course of the four days, with all relevant Covid protocols adhered to.
The route will take in such breathtaking vistas as the Black Mountain Pass, Devil’s Staircase, Evo Triangle, Cat and Fiddle, Snake Pass, Fleet Moss, and Buttertubs Pass.
It’s the 11th year for Bangers4Ben, which is now run by Automotion Events in aid of Ben, with Car Dealer as the media partner.
Automotion Events chief executive Andy Entwistle said: ‘This is something I’ve always felt really strongly about, and we wanted to offer our services to support Ben and Car Dealer in ensuring that we continue to deliver Bangers4Ben because it’s great fun and a great event for the industry.
‘It’s been a shocking year for the industry and we’re now all massively busy, but the automotive world is known for its social endeavours and doing great things for each other, so it’s great to bring Bangers4Ben back, do something great for the industry, and have some fun along the way.’
He added: ‘I know that there are so many people who really can’t wait for this. It’s been long overdue.’
There are 50 places on the rally and it costs £650 per entry, which covers accommodation, breakfast and evening meals for the driver and co-driver, plus AA support. A first-aider will also be on hand.
Bangers can’t cost any more than £750 and, as always, they should be themed and dressed up as far as the law allows!
We’ve driven on some amazing roads in some amazing countries in the past, but we’re going to see a lot of the UK that people didn’t know existed. We have got some of the best driving roads in Europe.
It also means the UK economy will be supported as it looks to recover from the pandemic.
Entrants are being encouraged to try to raise £1,000 each, as Automotion Events – the company behind the British Motor Show and which is also supporting the CDX conference and expo – wants to take the total raised for Ben over the years to more than £500,000.
All the cars will be auctioned later at BCA Blackbushe to raise as much as possible for the charity and there’ll be prizes for the best themed car, best fancy dress, highest fundraiser, best tweet, and most profit at auction.
We hope to raise over £50,000 for Ben, and in a year that’s been really challenging for Ben we’d rather do it in the UK and make it happen than not do it at all and not raise this money for a charity that’s looking after all of us.
So, for those of you who have worked hard throughout this and done really well as a result of the market being buoyant, now’s the time that you can give a little something back to help those who perhaps haven’t had it so easy and have a bit of a break at the same time.
Places are strictly limited to 50 cars this year
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