David and Ian Banger

Ian & David's Motoscape European Banger Rally

Fundraising for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children
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Participants: Ian Cade, David Bernasconi
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We are 2 carers from Great Yarmouth, going on an adventure, the challenge is to drive from the Uk to Venice in a car costing no more than £333 in 5  days.

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So far we have found a car a Ford Cougar, 2.5 V6.          Docwras scrap metal Great Yarmouth, let us have it for £300. Including any parts we need.

Pertwee and Back Ltd Ford main Dealer Of Great Yarmouth.

Who have kindly offered to check the 'beast' over for us to give us a fighting chance of making it to Venice in one piece!

We are set challenges through the day like taking wacky pictures etc.

Check out the itinerary of the route below:
Day One
Teams meet in St Omer and Motoscape registration will open. St Omer is 30 miles and 40 – 45 minutes from both Dunkirk and Calais.
Today is all about meeting the other teams, checking out the weird and wonderful cars, eating some traditional French cuisine and sampling a few “frothy bevies” in the many bars and brasseries.
Drive to Koblenz in Germany, which is situated in the picturesque Rhine valley.
The drive today is on the surprisingly clean, efficient motorways of France, Belgium and Germany here we have the opportunity to head to the Netherlands before dropping down to Luxembourg to make it 5 countries in one day.
En route to Koblenz you can visit the Nurburgring. For those of you who don’t know what it is, well it is probably the greatest and most challenging race circuit in the world. It is 20.8km long and members of the public can take their own cars onto the track. Which we intend to do a few times.
Also on offer is the karting track where Michael Schumacher started out racing as a child is at Kerpen near Cologne (Koln).
We then drive to our hotel in Koblenz there ia a wine festival in the evening. A short taxi ride will take us to the pretty village of Winningen to experience one of the oldest wine festivals in Germany. It is just how you would imagine a German wine festival to be, with live music, an endless supply of wine and beer, and traditional German bratwurst. The finale is a dazzling firework display which lights up the night sky above the river. This is one of the most amazing firework displays, and that is no exaggeration (think London Millennium night)!
Motor World
Today we head towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the most famous resort in the German Alps. It lies at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, and hosted the winter Olympics way back in 1936. 
We may be visiting Motorworld in Stuttgart, Here you can see the most amazing display of both new and old supercars, and if you have a few spare Euros you can buy most of the cars on show.There are planes, trains and automobiles at the Auto and Tecknik Museum in Sinsheim. With more than 3,000 exhibits including a genuine Concorde from Air France, 300 classic cars, 200 motorcycles, 40 racing cars, the largest permanent formula-1 exhibition in Europe, 60 airplanes, 20 locomotives, and much more.
There is an opportunity towards the end of the day to visit the world famous Neuschwanstein castle. This is the ultimate storybook castle and Germany’s most visited tourist icon
We then head for our hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen 
Timmelsjoch Pass
Today’s drive is the mega alpine pass day, ending in Trento in Italy.
We have a few options here.
The first option gives us the chance to test our banger on the 60 hairpin bends of the gargantuan Stelvio pass, described by ‘Top Gear’ as the ‘world’s best driving road’. We will be able to traverse the pass in both directions and truly experience those hairpins from all angles. A stop at the top, which at 2758 metres is the second highest paved mountain road in the Alps.
Stelvio Pass
If we don’t fancy driving both ways then we can head down towards Bormio and take in the Foppa pass (1,852 metres) or the Gavia pass (2,618 metres), both followed by the Tonale pass (1,883 metres) All breathtaking scenery before heading to Trento for a well earned rest.
Today is the final day, the “ROAD TRIP to Venice” and a great day for anyone who is a car or motorcycle enthusiast or for those wanting to visit a majestic city.
The actual destination that teams will be staying at is San Dona’ di Piave, which is just a short hop from both Venice and the beach resort of Lido di Jesolo. This provides the best of both worlds. We can visit Venice, stop for some lunch in St Mark’s Square, and take in the unique atmosphere of this city on the water.
We have opportunity to visit Maranello, the home of Ferrari. Here we can drive the latest Ferraris with prices starting from just €50. 
After the Ferrari museum it's off to visit the Panini museum in Modena which houses the entire Masserati factory’s historic collection, completely FREE of charge. The Lamborghini museum is another obvious port of call.
We then drive to Venice or the Lido do Jesolo, which is situated just a few miles north of Venice it's a purpose built resort. It has miles of sandy beach, rows of sunbeds, watersports and night-time entertainment A great place to party or to just chill out and catch a few rays.
All the teams meet up and Motoscape have arranged a fabulous 3 course meal and presentation which will put the finishing touch to a momentous road trip.
The next day we head for home, route to be decided.

We are collecting for Newlife Charity for Disabled Children, who need vital equipment for a more comfortable life. Please see the link on this page.

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