It’s Staffordshire to Monte Carlo or Bust for charity!


Calling all petrol heads from Staffordshire! Organisers of the Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally are inviting real life Wacky Racers from Staffordshire to burn rubber for over 1000 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy in a Top Gear-style challenge to raise money for charity.

The rally challenges car enthusiasts to source a banger car for less than £300 and take part in a variety of hilarious challenges along the way competing 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.

Entrants from 2014
Entrants from 2014

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the 3-day crusade 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! Participants in the 2014 event raised over £100,000 for UK charities.

Rally spokesperson, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, comments:

“I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Staffordshire 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 worst cars from Staffordshire!”

Team Top Scum from last years event
Team Top Scum from last years event

The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally takes place in June and July 2015 and more information can be found on the event website at


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2014 participants ‘TopScum’ outside Monte Carlo Casino:


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