Do we have to buy our own car?
Yes you do. We have partnered with a car dealer where you can purchase your cars at a reduced rate or you can buy from a place of your own choice.
You are only able to spend a maximum of £650 on your car.
Do we have to get our own insurance?
Yes you do. You are responsible for your own insurance as well as break down cover. You need to prove you have both before you participate in the adventure.
Do we have to follow the same route?
We suggest doing so, however, as long as you reach the check points and check in via Facebook you can take whatever route you like.
Once we have my car can we improve it?
Yes you can. We would recommend you have a mechanic look at the car before you embark on the adventure to ensure it is in good shape. You can also spend as much as you like on improving the car as long as you prove the initial value when purchased was no more than £650. However, you cannot make any modifications to the outside of your car.
Are we responsible for our car if it breaks down?
Yes, it is your responsibility. You must buy European break down cover in the event your car does break down and you’ll need to get your team and bonnet down to Monte Carlo! It is part of the challenge after all!
Do we need to organise our own accommodation on route?
Yes you do. As a team you are responsible for planning your trip including accommodation, route, petrol, food and drink. We will give you a suggested route but as long as you check in to the pit stops within the allocated time, it is up to you what route you take.
Can we have our car crushed after the event and fly back to the UK?
Yes you can. The car is your responsibility, we can suggest where to get your car crushed, however you need to donate the bonnet back to Roundabout for auction.
Why can we only have 3 people in a car?
It is important to have spare seats in your car in case teams break down and need a lift. Larger cars are permitted but you must ensure you have spare seats.
Will we be driving in convoy all the way to Monte Carlo?
No, but there will be an official start time each day so teams can meet up and set off together. It is not a race so there is no incentive to setting off before everyone else.
Will there be a support vehicle?
Yes, the support vehicle will follow the same route and checkpoints to Monte Carlo. The support team will include a mechanic and members of the events team to assist with any issues that may arise along the route.
Will we be staying in the same hotels and socialising together in the evenings?
It is up to each team to organise their own accommodation and food throughout the rally. However, we hope there will be some great team spirit and we encourage teams to use the official Bangers and Cash Team Facebook group to keep in touch, have fun and make arrangements with each other.
What happens when we arrive in Monte Carlo?
You will all be welcomed on arrival by reps from the Bangers and Cash events team. You will then have time to have your car bonnet removed and packed ready for its return journey, scrap your car and make your way to Nice where we will meet up again in the evening for a celebratory drinks and awards event. We will then all make our way to dinner in local restaurants.
Can we drive back to the UK?
Yes, it is up to you how you travel back to the UK.
Can we buy our bonnet rather than bidding at auction?
No, all bonnets will be auctioned to raise as much money as possible for Roundabout. The only way to ensure you can keep your bonnet is to be the highest bidder at auction.