Run 2 the Rock – Banger Rally
MAC Auto Challenges organises automotive events in the UK and Europe. We strive to be ahead of the curve and to make our clients our number one priority.
Is there a limit on the cost of the car?
For the “Run to the Rock” we do not have a limitation on what vehicle you use.
You can use your daily drive, a classic, customised, banger or supercar.
Do we have to raise funds for charity?
No, you do not have to raise funds as a percentage of the entry fee for the event will go to our nominated charity, Blind Veterans Association.
You are more than welcome to raise funds for a charity of your choice by obtaining sponsorship.
The “Run to the Rock” or “banger rally” as some people call them, are as the name suggests. An organised event, bringing together petrolheads from all over the UK, that share a common goal of driving a 1500+ mile course around Europe in a bid to raise funds for charity (if you decide to)
The older and more knackered the car, the better. Cover the rust and cracks with stickers and gaffa tape and away we go to test your car and your sanity whilst driving through some of the most beautiful roads that France and Spain have to offer.
A party atmosphere is almost guaranteed with around 75 teams driving the route from Dover to Gibraltar in various shapes and sizes of vehicles.
The idea is quite a simple one………..
· Buy a vehicle.
· Customise to your heart’s desire.
· Drive it from the UK to Gibraltar. (Either scrap and fly home or drive home)
· Obtain sponsorship for your chosen charity (if you decide to raise funds)
Other things to consider.
· £350 entry fee per team *
· Vehicle must be fully insured for all drivers.
· Vehicle must have valid tax and in date MOT.
· Team can consist of either 2,3 or 4 people.
· Advisable to hold some form of European breakdown recovery.
What do I get for my entry fee?
· List of rules and regulations.
· Single ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
· 2 x decals for your vehicle (More can be purchased from our supplier)
· 1 x plaque for your vehicle
· Event insurance (Not car insurance)
· A donation towards our nominated charity.
· Admin fee
· Medals for all participants
· Certificates for all teams
· Prize money for best car (top 3)
Dates and Route
Sunday 3rd July
12noon – 8pm – Registration – Premier Inn Dover Central
Monday 4th July
8am-10am – Last minute registration – Premier Inn, Dover Central
11am – 1pm – Dover to Calais Crossing
2pm Onwards – Calais to Le Mans (Approx 265 miles – 4½ hours)
Tuesday 5th July
Le Mans to Pau (Approx 410 miles – 6 ½ hours)
Wednesday 6th July
Pau to Barcelona (Approx 270 miles – 6 hours)
Thursday 7th July
Barcelona to Benidorm (Approx 310 miles – 5 ½ hours)
Friday 8th July
Benidorm to Malaga (Approx 345 miles – 6 hours)
Saturday 9th July
Malaga to Gibraltar (Approx 90 miles 2 ½ hours)
Sunday 10th July 12noon – End of rally
Vehicles can be scrapped via our nominated scrap dealer if you wish to fly home?
***you are responsible for booking and paying for your own accommodation. ***
Will we receive backup and support on the route?
You need to remember; this is a challenge event with NO technical support teams in massive transporters to help you along. This is NOT F1!!!
You are on your own, but due to the nature of the event, you will never be left behind……….. (We Hope)
Where do we stand legally?
There are obviously rules to abide by and you must always carry certain documentation with you such as a valid driving license, Hi Vis Vests etc. (See gov.uk for more up to date requirements)
Registration for the event, every team member will sign an agreement to accept the rules and regulations set down by the organisers and a disclaimer which will indemnify the organisers of any legal recourse.
As with many “Banger Rallies”, this is standard procedure.
Please be aware of the rules of the road in each of the counties that we visit.
We must adhere to the local and national laws of the countries / area(s) that we are passing through.
Please respect speed limits and make yourself aware of them.
Do not worry about the rules, JUST OBEY THEM!
The organisers of the event have the right to remove any team at any time prior to, or during the rally without notice for breaking the rules or behaviour unbecoming or that causes, or is likely to cause upset, distress or danger to anyone, any third party or potential to damage any property etc
This is a “Euro Adventure” NOT a “Demolition Derby”
Please remember that WE are representatives of the United Kingdom, we have a duty of care and respect to ourselves and others.
A rough guide to costs
Please note that the following is a “rough guide” or “estimate” of what it “COULD” cost your team for the event overall.
· Entry into the rally
· Purchase of a £500 vehicle (there is NO limit on cost of vehicle in this rally)
· Fuel (Based on a 1.6 Petrol Astra)
· Accommodation (Based on a 3 Star hotel via booking.com)
· Toll roads if you choose to use them
· Beer Tokens
· These figures are based on 4 people in a team
This could all be done on an estimate of £1600 PER TEAM Not per person.
This is an average of £400 per person for a team of 4.
NOTE. You ONLY pay us the entry fee of £350 per team.
YOU are responsible for the rest of it.
WE DO NOT SUPPLY VEHICLES FOR THIS RALLY (we have been asked that!)
Booking and payment
Booking can be done via our website at www.mac-auto-challenges.co.uk or via our trusted friends at www.carcalendar.co.uk
Booking forms are also attached to this document.
Print off, fill in and send to [email protected]
or post to :
Mac Auto Challenges
46 Ffordd Idwal
Denbighshire, LL19 7JG
A non-refundable deposit of £100 (Per team) needs to be paid to confirm your place in the rally.
Balance is to be paid 16 weeks prior to departure. (Only once the full amount is paid, will we send out the sticker packs etc)
The entries will close as soon as we reach 75 teams. (This may well fill up fast)
All accounts will be held MAC Auto Challenges in accordance with current GDPR and all information is closely controlled by our company accountant.
Team numbers will be issued by the admin and run consecutively.
If you require a “Special Number”, ie 01, 007, 69 etc etc these requests will incur a £10 admin fee which will go direct to our nominated charity.