Monday, January 17th, 2022

Bangers go under the hammer after 1,300-mile rally to help raise money for charity

AN unlikely set of cars will be up for grabs this Friday (26 October) at BCA Blackbushe as it stages the annual Bangers4Ben sale. Cars from the 2018 Car Dealer Magazine Bangers4Ben Rally will be offered and sold, with all the proceeds going directly to Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the industry to provide support for life to its people and their families dependents.

Each car in the Bangers4Ben rally was purchased for no more than £750 and then dressed in a variety of accessories for the Rally. The rally covered around 1,300 miles over five days, leaving from Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, before travelling through France, Germany, Belgium and ending at Rockingham Speed Way.

After the event, every car has been donated to be sold for Ben at this Friday’s auction. BCA auctions the cars free of charge to ensure the maximum is raised for the charity and donates all the buyer’s fees to the cause.

Among the vehicles on offer are a fully kitted out mobile Nag’s Head Pub from Only Fools and Horses fame, which started life as a Vauxhall Vivaro van; a replica Noddy’s car based on a 2004 Ford Ka and a Reliant Robin finished as the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard.

Tim Naylor, BCA’s Head of PR, said: “The annual sale of Bangers4Ben vehicles always attracts a big crowd of buyers so we look forward to welcoming everybody to BCA Blackbushe on Friday 26 October. We hope to raise some significant funds to help Ben’s fabulous work in supporting thousands of individuals and families connected with the UK automotive industry.”

Ben: support for life for the automotive industry

Ben is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families. As an independent charity, its tailored, holistic care and support services enable people to navigate life’s toughest challenges, empowering them to make lasting, positive change.

For more information about how Ben supports the automotive industry and its people for life – and how to get involved – please visit www.ben.org.uk 

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