Flagship events


2018 Now sold out!

Date: 5th to the 9th October 2018
Location: France, Germany, Belgium and a 10th anniversary surprise location!
Entry Fee: £650 + VAT

For those who haven’t already heard of Bangers4Ben (…where have you been?!), it’s an epic road trip with friends to a location in Europe which raises funds for Ben. This is an important event for Ben as funds raised help us provide support for life to those working in the automotive industry and their families.

If Bangers4Ben is new to you, the rules are simple:

  • Pay the entry fee of £500 + VAT
  • Buy a car for less than £750
  • Paint or decal said car
  • Select fancy dress
  • AND, having completed the rally, sell the car at auction to raise money for Ben.

Itinerary 2018

Day 1 – Friday 5th October 2018, Weybridge, England to Reims, France – 288 Miles

Bangers4BEN 2018 starts with an early morning meet at the world renowned Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey.  This will be your chance to meet all of the other teams taking part and see your competition for best themed car and to have a giggle at the fancy dress!  

Once we arrive in France we start our stint to Reims for our well-earned overnight stop.


Day 2 – Saturday 6th October 2018, Reims to Stuttgart  – 311 miles

It’s up early for a hearty breakfast ready to make our way to Stuttgart, the manufacturing capital of Germany with both Mercedes and Porsche having museums there that we can pop in to on our travels. Once we have negotiated the Autobahn, we will make a pit stop overnight in Stuttgart to recharge for the following day.


Day 3 –Sunday 7th October 2018, Stuttgart to Brugge, Belgium  – 402 miles

Today we make our way through… to the ‘Venice of the North’, Brugge where you will take in some beautiful architecture, canals and cobbled streets.


Day 4 – Monday 8th October 2018, Brugge, Belgium to a SECRET LOCATION – ??? Miles

Our last full day on the road takes us from Brugge to a very secret location for a very special 10th anniversary celebration! We will be overnight and celebrating so bring your glad rags and dickie bows J


Entrance fees etc

Entry is £650 + VAT per car with driver and co-driver; this covers your crossings, twin accommodation, breakfast, evening meal and AA roadside assistance.

You can then spend up to £750 on your vehicle (trusty steed) which you will donate to Ben at the end of the event so that it can be auctioned.

As we all like a bit of competition so we have some prizes up for grabs:
·       Best fancy dress
·       Best themed car
·       Best tweet
Overall winner – make sure you buy your car at the best possible price as you’ll only get to hold the trophy if your car makes the most profit at auction!