Bangers4Ben 2017 'Alpine Special' raises £56,000

Published:  03 November, 2017

This year’s Bangers4Ben  has raised over £56,000 for Ben. This year’s event theme was ‘The Alpine Special’ as the chosen destination was the Swiss Alps.

The car that raised the most profit for Ben at auction after the event was Blackhorses’ Mercedes-Benz safety car which sold for an impressive £2,400. In addition, the Auto Trader team’s car ,the ‘big cheese,’ raised over £5,000 in additional sponsorship. Some of the wackiest bangers this year included Promotive James Bond Lotus, Geoff Cox Derby’s Mad Max and the Plan Insurance Alpine Chalet. The ‘Best Car’ prize went to the AA team who transformed their Volvo into a tank! The tank is being sold on eBay – click here to view or bid.

Gemma Heathcote and Amanda Massey from GardX were awarded the Fancy Dress prize for their alpine-themed outfits which changed daily and included skiwear, milkmaids, cows and lederhosen. The Best Tweet award also went to the GardX team for their carpool karaoke which saw the pair recording songs with various ‘celebrities’ over the trip– click here to view.

Kelly Neal, Head of Events at Ben, said: “We were really impressed with this year’s entries – in fact, we are amazed by the creativity and effort that the teams put into transforming their bangers every year! We’re delighted with the impressive fundraising amount this year and we can’t thank all of the teams and their sponsors enough for helping us to support colleagues in our industry.”

About Bangers4Ben

Bangers4Ben is an epic road trip run by Ben in association with Car Dealer Magazine. 45 teams drive to and from a different location somewhere in Europe each year. Each team of two buys an old banger for less than £750, paints or decals it and then selects a fancy dress outfit to drive in. Afterwards, the cars are sold at auction and the money raised contributes to the final total for Ben.

You can register your interest for Bangers4Ben 2018 by clicking here

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