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2500 miles in a 22 year old Mercedes Benz

2500 miles in a 22 year old Mercedes Benz

5:51pm 2nd September 2010

Two lads are taking on a challenge of a lifetime raising cash for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Jon Ratcliffe and Matt Hatton are planning to drive 2500 miles, through at least 12 countries, in a 1988 Mercedes Benz that only cost them £100.

They want to complete the journey in a week and raise over £1000 for our flying paramedics.

The Challenge

12 Countries (upto 15 if we include Croatia, Slovakia & Hungry on the last day)
2500 Miles
7 Days - 4th to 10th Sept
In a 22 year old Mercedes Benz 260e costing £100

Raise £1000 for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Team Name

THE LOST BOYS in the Motoscape rally

The Route

Day 1 - Leave England to drive to St Omer in France to register and meet the rest of the Motoscape team
Day 2 - Drive to Koblenz in Germany via, Luxemburg and Belgium. Also try a lap or 2 of the Nurburgring
Day 3 - Drive to Feldkirch in Austria, driving down the Rhein gorge and the Black Forrest
Day 4 - Drive to Ritten in Italy via Switzeland and Liechtenstain. Also braving the 60 hairpens of the Stelvio Pass.
Day 5 - Drive to Rimini in Italy via San Marino. Maybe a short visit to the Ferrari and Lamborgini factory.
Day 6 - Drive to Bled in Slovenia.Taking in some of the stunning sights including the Vršič Pass and Lake Bohinj
Day 7 - Drive to Prague in Czech Republic. We have the option of driving through Croatia, Slovakia & Hungry for the final leg of this awesome journey.

Justgiving web page: http://www.justgiving.com/Jon-and-Matts-Banger-Rally

The boys have had support from the following companies:

Steve Pilmoor Motor Vehicle Engineering of Ripon - Carried out all repairs free of charge.

Auto Paint of Starbeck - Resprayed car free of charge

Pronto Paints - Provided the paint free of charge

Colton Signs of Starbeck - Providing some graphics for free, the rest will be free from labour charges.

John Hall Auot Electrician - Provided a free MOT

A number of companies have agreed to sponsor them £100 to have their logo on the car, these including:

Redline Specialist Cars of Knaresborough

The George Wormald Green

(PICTURED: Yorkshire Air Ambulance)

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