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Place Your Bets: Will Stephen Make It to Prague?

Place Your Bets: Will Stephen Make It to Prague?

Not to be mistaken for its high speed counterpart, the somewhat alternative Crumball Rally: Mission Impossible challenge consists of a collection of old bangers driven by teams of optimists over 1000 miles from Reims to Prague.

Among these optimists is Stephen Turner, an Account Manager and owner of a 1992 BMW 525 that has been pimped out to the extreme.

ΓÇ£IΓÇÖm confident in the car,ΓÇ¥ says Stephen. ΓÇ£Just not my team.ΓÇ¥

The Crumball Rally

On July 20th the starting guns will fire in Reims and around 100 ancient cars – which all cost less than £200 – will rattle off towards Prague in what is not considered a race by the judges but which Stephen insists is a race for the contestants.

This isnΓÇÖt the first time Stephen has attempted such a feat; three years ago, he was the first driver of 65 to reach the end point with a team dressed like Ghostbusters.

He also kindly stopped to tow a broken down team 600 miles to victory ΓÇô the very team he has joined this year in another bid to complete CrumballΓÇÖs Mission Impossible challenge.

ΓÇ£But thereΓÇÖs more like 100 people competing this year so itΓÇÖll be absolute carnage,ΓÇ¥ Stephen predicts. ΓÇ£Even if weΓÇÖre not first, mostly itΓÇÖs about the experience and about raising money for a worthy cause.ΓÇ¥

Raising Money for Charity

That worthy cause is The Prostate Cancer Charity, which Stephen and his team chose because theyΓÇÖve known people affected by cancer and because it is a disease that potentially poses a risk to all young men.

To raise a bit of money from the team at, Stephen will be coming to work dressed as a Top Gun pilot on his last day before the rally if everyone sponsors £1 towards the charity.

“I just want to say thank you so much to The Powerhouse 21 in Ashford for sponsoring me ┬ú50!” says Stephen. “But we’re still at the ┬ú75 mark and we really could use all the help we can get to make a good donation to The Prostate Cancer Charity.”

While Stephen asks for sponsorship from his local BMW dealership and a bit of coverage from The Express & Star, and the team here at pass round the money pot, weΓÇÖre asking you to put forward any small donation you can spare:

View StephenΓÇÖs ΓÇÿVirgin GivingΓÇÖ page and make a donation.

Place Your Bets!

Do you think Stephen and his team will make it all the way to Prague in one piece?

Check out the before and after picture of the car that will have wings, badges and even rockets by this weekend and make your decision – then go to our poll and let us know what you think!

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