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Support for the Bangers4BEN 2021 Rally

As part of our ongoing efforts to support charities and the automotive community, our Executive Director, Gordon Grant, is taking part in the Bangers4Ben rally across the UK this October.

The rally is taking place October 9-12 in aid of Ben, also known as the Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund. Embarking on an 890-mile route over four days, Gordon will be joined by Nick Street, Head of Connected Claims at IMS, taking in some of the most scenic and exhilarating roads across England and Wales.

Ben exists to support anyone within the automotive industry who needs help, as well as their family dependents, across their mental health, physical health or overall well-being. The charity relies entirely on donations, making events like this vitally important to maintain support that many people in the industry across the UK find so valuable.

The rally begins from Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire, and will finish at the British Car Auctions site at Blackbushe in Surrey, where all the participating cars will then be auctioned off to raise even more funds for the charity.

On the way, they will take in the Black Mountain Pass, the Devil’s Staircase, the Evo Triangle, Cat and Fiddle, Snake Pass, Fleet Moss, and Buttertubs Pass.

But don’t think they’ll be cruising around in a luxury SUV or high-performance sports car: under the rules of the rally, they must buy a car for the event for no more than £750. The car will also be dressed up and themed in the spirit of the rally, and the pair have already had some great ideas that will make their vehicle stand out from the crowd.

“I’m incredibly excited to be taking part in Bangers4Ben with Alan this October. It’s going to be great fun for all of us, but more importantly, it’s going to raise money to help those people in the industry. It’s in times like this when the automotive sector really shows its strength in pulling together and helping each other out and I’m proud that CitNOW can lend our support to our industry colleagues.”

Gordon Grant

Gordon and Alan are hoping to raise at least £1000 through donations, and then even more through the auction of their car at the end of the event. You can donate to their team now on this fundraising page, and keep an eye on their progress there throughout the event.

Good luck, gentlemen!