Look out Gibraltar here comes the Cornish Banger Rally.

St Austell     Motor Sports & Rallies

After two year’s recuperation, on Sunday 30th September Cornwall will again see 180 teams and their decorated cars leave St Austell for an epic fundraising Rally across Cornwall, Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar.

St Austell Round Table Banger Rally Challenge, ‘Gib or Bust’ the 7th rally, will leave the Cornwall Hotel at lunchtime, they will then travel to Gibraltar over five days. Once complete the Rally will also visit Morocco for their notorious rest day party, before heading home. Over 180 cars have now entered to take part in this fantastic Cornish charity event.

Over the last six years the Rally has visited many European destinations such as Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Pula Croatia, Salo in Italy and 2016 final destination Vegas, Spain. So far in its history the Rally has facilitated the fundraising of an unbelievable £800,000 for local and national charities during its short history. It is now established as a significant and highly popular Cornish charity event. The Rally has set its sights on this year’s fundraising target of £200,000 meaning it will have then achieved a staggering £1 Million since its launch in 2011.

The Charities that will benefit from this year’s Rally are:

Children’s Hospice South West
Turn to Starboard
Merlin MS Centre
Marie Curie
Cornwall Air Ambulance
Cornwall Hospice Care

The Rally rules for cars, they to have a value of no more than £500-£600. It has become traditional for teams to decorate their vehicles and travel in fancy dress along the journey. Local businesses are invited to sponsor prizes for best car, fancy dress etc. There are daily challenge trials for competitors to win additional donations and prizes along the way. Each team will need to try to raise at least £1500 in sponsorship for the rally to meet its impressive target.

The organisers also want to turn the leaving event into a Carnival atmosphere as the cars drive along the A390 through St Austell, Holmbush, Par, St Blazey, Lostwithiel and across Cornwall via the A38 to meet the ferry in Plymouth, and also are looking for local spectators and fundraisers along the route from St Austell to Plymouth.

The leaving event takes place on Sunday 30th September
11am – 2.00pm
The Cornwall Hotel & Spa
Pentewan Road
St Austell
PL26 7AA

More information can be found at www.bangerrallychallenge.co.uk or follow on Facebook/Twitter bangerrallychallenge


Select more news from the news item menu



Charity Fundraising
news titles



BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Pearl Bamford river death: Dad's plea to find phone
Pearl Bamford's mobile is thought to have been taken from her backpack near where she was found.
Tour of Britain 2020 cycle race to start in Cornwall
The 105-mile stage of the cycle race will feature 120 riders pedalling between Penzance and Bodmin.
Beanstalk blunder prompts Wisbech Angles Theatre plea
A theatre is hoping to jack up its beanstalk fund to replace the missing £3,500 inflatable prop.
Thomas Cook to close 21 stores and cut jobs
The travel firm is cutting more than 300 roles as it closes 21 stores across the country.
Cocaine smuggling: Five guilty over £112m UK trafficking bid
They had used a yacht to pick up 1.4 tonnes of the drug off the coast of South America.
Bin collections are weekly for just one in six councils
At least 10 authorities switched to fortnightly rounds or announced plans to do so in the past year.
Maids Moreton murder accused Benjamin Field admits fraud
A church warden and magician are accused of plotting to murder the two pensioners.
Amputee housed in Travelodge by Cornwall Council
Tom Adams is living in hotels after being told his home is impossible to adapt for a wheelchair user.
Cornish Pirates ban singer over Holocaust denial concerns
The Pirates stop playing Graham Hart's music after anti-Semitism accusations over a song put online.
Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.
Harold Wilson's Isles of Scilly holiday home for sale
The three-bedroom bungalow on the Isles of Scilly was built for the Labour prime minister 60 years ago.
Newquay Airport staff learn language programme to help passengers
More than 70 staff have been having lessons in Makaton - a language programme that uses signs and symbols to help people to communicate.
Pirates' Freeman among three Quins captures
Harlequins agree to sign Worcester's Simon Kerrod, Exeter's Tom Lawday and Cornish Pirates' Toby Freeman at the end of the season.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round
Michael Gove says it is "not the time" to change leader and David Lidington says he is "100% behind" her.
Pinner stabbing: Shop worker killed during robbery
Police described the attack outside the newsagents as a "violent robbery that escalated".
Judge rules man should lose leg 'against his wishes'
The judge says the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust should have applied weeks ago for the amputation.
Caerphilly burns survivor 'excited' to enter beauty pageant
Laura Masters is entering a beauty pageant for survivors of burns, disfigurement and scarring.
Britons tell of 'frightening' Norway cruise ship rescue
Some 200 Britons are among those rescued from a cruise ship stranded off the Norwegian coast.
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon says new referendum will happen
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon makes a firm prediction of another vote but says she is waiting for clarity on Brexit.
San Marino 0-2 Scotland: Alex McLeish booed despite win
Scotland boss Alex McLeish is booed as his side labour to a Euro 2020 qualifying win over minnows San Marino.
Motorcyclist dead and one hurt hours into safety campaign
Two accidents, including one fatal, on first day of Dyfed-Powys Police's motorbike safety campaign.
Mum begs thief for daughter's lock of hair from stolen bag
Kirsty Baldwin said the lock of hair was "all we had left" of her two-year-old daughter who died.
Erdington crash: Children, aged 3 and 5, among injured
Five people are taken to hospital following a crash involving a people carrier and a car in Birmingham.
Luton Airport evacuated over fire alarm
Airport investigated and cleared part of the terminal building.
Harry Potter-themed Tenby beach art proposal proves a winner
Ben Griffiths surprised girlfriend Nia Roderick by commissioning sand artist Marc Traenor to propose.
The Great Escape remembered 75 years on
Only three Allied prisoners managed to escape the German PoW camp, 50 were executed.
Mary Berry: Quick-fire questions with cookery supremo
The cookery writer and broadcaster on everything from food she avoids to her motto.
Brexit: People's Vote march to Parliament Square - sped-up
Nine minutes condensed into just 90 seconds - protesters walk from Park Lane to Parliament Square.
Brexit People's Vote protest: 'Stop Brexit' chants at huge London march
Hundreds of thousands of marchers demanded another referendum on the UK’s relationship with the EU.
What’s it like to have 19 children?
Big families are not unusual in the Ukrainian village of Glynn, but one couple has gone further than most.
Taxidermy: 200 stuffed animals get a spring clean
Go behind the scenes as a museum's collection of 200 stuffed animals is dusted and vacuumed.
University studies benefits of herding sheep with drone
A study is testing the ethical and cost benefits for farmers of using drones to herd sheep.
BBC News Channel
Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.
Driver stranded at high tide on Holy Island causeway
The man attempted to drive across in an empty horsebox an hour after the safe crossing time ended.
Road sign cleaner who went viral overwhelmed at response
Dutch DJ Tiesto is among hundreds of people on social media calling for a knighthood for Liam Wildish.
The grieving mum helping underprivileged students
How a grieving mother created a trust to help underprivileged students embarking on university life.
What's going on with the UK economy?
Employment is soaring but growth is tepid, so what should we make of the state of the UK economy?
'Reading bedtime stories helped me survive prison'
For many prisoners the worst part of the experience is the separation from their families. Recording stories for children can help to bridge the gap.
Why are nets appearing over trees and hedges?
High-profile nature lovers including broadcaster Chris Packham have criticised developers for promoting the practice.
Brexit: What are indicative votes?
A series of a indicative votes in Parliament could offer a possible way out of the Brexit deadlock.
Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money
Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.
Taron Egerton: 'Elton allowed me to make him ugly'
Taron Egerton says his portrayal of Sir Elton John in Rocketman will show him at his worst - with the singer's blessing.
Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition
Questions have been asked about whether all the 3m signatures on the petition are genuine.
Benefits spending: Five charts on the UK's £100bn bill
A look at how much the UK government spends on benefits reveals big changes over time.
Sustainable students: How easy is it to be more environmentally-friendly?
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?
Alesha MacPhail murder: The schoolboy who became an opportunistic killer
Aaron Campbell told a psychologist he was "quite satisfied" with the opportunistic murder of Alesha MacPhail.
UK lottery winners: What did they do with the money?
From £3m investments to designer handbags - the ways a lucky few have chosen to spend the payouts.
Porn: Why Flintshire mum made her own adult film
Sarah Sadler was fed up with the way sex was portrayed in porn films - so decided to make her own.
Every school 'needs dog as stress-buster'
Bringing pets into school can be the simplest but most effective stress-buster, says Sir Anthony Seldon.
My one-in-a-million daughter is a 'human timebomb'
Anya suffers from a one-in-a-million condition that is like having seven serious diseases all at once.
Lorraine Kelly, tax law and how celebrities build public personas
Even though, as a judge has ruled, "she may not like the guest she interviews or the food she eats".
Who's been the Premier League's best overseas player?
Who has been voted as the best overseas player to feature in the Premier League by BBC Sport users?
Council tax increase: Why am I paying the police so much?
A bigger portion of your council tax will go to police this year. But why? And what is it used for?

Find accommodation in Cornwall

Cornwall holiday accommodation directory search for hotels, holiday cottages, B&Bs, camp sites, self catering.

   Extra Options


Online advertising in Cornwall. Low cost high quality internet advertising for your accommodation or business


The above code is the QR Code for this page


© AWMP Creative Media, all rights reserved, modifications by Choughmountain Design