Vegas or Bust!

Rally Drive To Support Kids Aid Northampton & Marie Curie.

Two Woodford car enthusiasts, Neville & Vanessa Grunwald – “The Whitworth Spanners” – are taking part in the Banger Rally Challenge in early October to raise funds for two charities.


Nick and Vanessa in their 1930’s style rallying kit, with the car that will take them to Vegas in Spain (and back, they hope!).

The Challenge involves a four day drive across Europe in a car that has to cost less than £500. Starting from Woodford they will be driving a Ford Cougar, first to St Austell for the start.

From there they will go on to Vegas in Spain with 150 other teams, competing  in various on route challenges, before returning to England.

After the rally and return – a total distance of over 3500 miles – the car will be sold with the the proceeds going to the charities too.

banger-logoThe Whitworth Spanners – they take their name from the tools they use on the 1937 Austin 7 that they are restoring (modern metric ones don’t work!) – hope you’ll sponsor their efforts by donating on their Just Giving page :  opens in a new


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