Bangers4BEN sees record entry

Teams raise large amount for automotive charity

Published:  18 November, 2014

The 2014 run of Bangers4BEN raised £35,000 for the automotive charity, with a record number of entrants.

The theme for the latest run was based on the classic film The Italian Job, with teams running on the Stelvio Pass before visiting the Fiat Factory in Turin, complete with a tour of the famous rooftop test track. The event was organised by Car Dealer Magazine and invited anyone involved in the automotive industry to take part.

38 teams and two AA patrol vehicles completed the route in cars with a maximum cost of £750. Cars were permitted to be re-sprayed, decaled or branded to draw attention to themselves and the charity, with drivers also encouraged to wear fancy dress. . This year's prize winning entries were; Blackshaws' Suzuki Ignis Dog for best-themed car and InAutomotive's 'Bananas in Pyjamas' for Best Fancy Dress.

Speaking after the event Kelly Neal, BEN Events Manager, summarised by saying: "Having completed the Bangers4BEN Rally, the cars are auctioned to raise as much money as possible which contributes towards the care and support BEN provides to everyone who works, or has worked in the automotive industry in times of personal stress or hardship. BEN helps thousands of people every year through the support of automotive workers, manufacturers, dealers, garages and, of course, magazines like Car Dealer."

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