“Gib or Bust” Charity Banger Rally Challenge – 29th September to 5th October 2018
This was our 1st Charity Banger Rally, and for it we’d purchased a £370 1998 Honda CR-V, which was already in a Matt Grey/Black colour, After much modification like rebuilding the rear wheel arches using the remaining metal from a tumble dryer, and changing the Wheels & Tyres, Starter Motor, Alternator, Cam, Air-Con and Aux Belts & Fitting a new Battery we set about Painting on our custom P-40 Warhawk Shark Mouth and Eyes and #Sharky was born, MOT’d in July #Sharky was on the road and taking it to and from work once a week I was fairly confident that it would indeed make it from Cornwall to Gibraltar ok.
as we knew we’d finish around the Gibraltar areas we planned to come home with #Sharky doing our own road trip, which I’ll document in a different post. ( )
Saturday 29th September 2018
So the morning of the Saturday 29th September we set off from Home towards St Austell, we decided to take the Route to Cornwall via Stonehenge, as neither of us have even been there before, but after sitting in nearly an hour of traffic around it, we decided to carry on driving past and push on to our hotel in Bodmin, we arrived around 17:00 which gave use time to check in and freshen up for the Pre-Rally start evening Party, which was held at the Cornwall Hotel and Spa in St Austell which would also double up as the starting location for the rally on Sunday. Arriving at the party we were greeted by one of the team of organisers who gave us a rundown of what was planned for the evening, like the Hog Roast, Local Brewery supplied Bar, the dance tent and when the live band was due to start.
we took the opportunity before the sunset to checkout some of the other rally cars that had already arrived, many looked to have spent much more effort of decoration then we had, case in point, the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Vectra and The Blues Brother S60, other highlights were Darren’s classic Micra K10 Automatic & the obligatory London TX4
As it got dark we returned to the party tent for drinks and live music, before leaving to our hotel for night.
Sunday 30th September 2018