MOTOR enthusiasts are being invited to swap the light drizzle of Bromsgrove for the glorious sunshine of Monte Carlo and burn rubber across the continent for charity.

Organisers of the Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally are looking for petrolheads from Bromsgrove to traverse more than 1,000 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy.

The rally challenges entrants to pick up a banger car for less than £250 and take part in a variety of challenges along the way competing for points and prizes.

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three-day crusade will see more than 100 of the finest British bangers visit some of Europe's most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow. Teams can even share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.

Rally spokesperson Cuthbert Ware-Armitage said: “I'm laying down the challenge to the good people of Bromsgrove to join me on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure.

"This is a brilliant opportunity to get your team into gear and experience some of the greatest roads in Europe in some of the worst cars from Bromsgrove.”

The rally takes place in June and July, 2014 and anyone interested in getting involved can find out more at