burp! has been quiet for the past week as I headed off to France to compete in this!
The Boom Banger Rally!! My friend and I decided to enter this as one of his 40th birthday 'treats'
Neither of us had done anything like this and the last trip we'd had together was 18 years ago!
Time flies! We got the sign off from our respective spouses and registered. We then had to find
the car! The main thing about banger rallies is that you buy a banger. The general amount you're
allowed to spend is £250 on the beauty, so travelling through a country becomes a bit more wily -
anything could happen! We had to dress the car and get fancy dress for ourselves, book the ferry
and the hotels and then we were off on our crazy little journey.
Here are a few photos:
So the car had rockets, a fin and turbo boosters and France went wild for it! The amount of
photos that were taken on our trip was amazing! People would drive along side us and slow down
just to take photos or video. We even saw cars swerving when they noticed the car! Even the Police
loved it! It felt like we were famous for a few moments.
The funniest was a turquoise car on the drive back to Le Harve port. The guys honking their horn
were going crazy over our car, taking photos, I then realised that the two young guys were priests!
The challenges consisted of finding a bunch of stuff in Paris on day 1 and taking a host of silly photos.
Day 2 we had to make 3 videos of a typical French person, Swiss and Italian. And then day 3 we
had to make a snowman and photograph him in various situations. We decided to make Ben the
snowman :o) The best bit was taking a photo in the Monte Carlo casino. You're not allowed to take
photos in there and I just managed to snap one before security swooped upon me. Ben looked
hilarious in the middle of the casino next to a roulette table with a carrot for a nose.
It was 5 days in total and a great experience. Plus WE WON!!!! Yep, we came first in all the challenges
and first for Best Dressed Car! So we came back even happier!
Next year it might be Madness to Marrakech.....
Although I'm looking for one with a big win at the end....