One More for the Road -- Staples2Naples Organisers Launch CzechWrecks

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StreetSafari, the organisers of the original European banger rallies Staples2Naples and Home2Rome, announce CzechWrecks, the third installment of motoring madness. CzechWrecks takes teams in £100 cars through the beautiful town of Annecy and across the Swiss Alps to northern Italy for a heroic crossing of legendary Stelvio Pass. The final leg of the adventure takes the event into the untested territory of the Czech Republic for a finish in historic Prague.

CzechWrecks, from the organisers of industry leading events Staples2Naples and Home2Rome, is the next adventure in the hugely popular banger rally calendar. The event takes a new route through Switzerland and northern Italy and includes scaling the infamous Stelvio Pass, crossing into Austria and then the Czech Republic for the final descent upon Prague.

Teams must enter cars that cost less than £100 and still be road legal. As teams will cross the highest pass in Europe they will also need to prepare their brakes and clutches before the event to make sure that they don't get stranded on an Alpine Pass.

As with all Street Safari events, there is more to it than merely driving the car to the finish. As if this weren't challenge enough, teams are encouraged, though not required, to compete in quirky activities over the four day event. Points mean prizes and there is a £1000 cash prize for the team that makes it to Prague with the most points. There are also additional distinctions for the "Biggest Pile of Rubbish" as well as for the team who "Hitchhike the Farthest" in recognition of the team who break down terminally the earliest in the event and still make it to the end.

Justin Clements, lead organiser said "We love doing these events and when the opportunity came up to put a third event on this year we decided to go for it. We are being asked all the time by people to join Staples2Naples and Home2Rome despite them selling out months ago. So there has been a huge pressure on us to do a third European event this year, as well as the first of its kind in the United States, which is scheduled for May.

"As our two other leading European events go to Italy, we decided that this event should go somewhere else, and Prague sounded like fun. We have many ideas for new events for 2007 and are constantly amused by the amount of imitators out there since we began this concept three years ago. Obviously, there's something about dragging a decrepit vehicle off the beaten path that strikes a chord with people. Staples2Naples sold out in just over four minutes this year and has a waiting list two years long."

CzechWrecks takes in Annecy, a beautiful town in the foothills of the French Alps before crossing Simplon Pass in Switzerland, renowned as one of the more beautiful passes in the Alps.

"The event even takes in Stelvio Pass which has to be one of the best passes ever and is a real treat," Clements said. "One of the things about our events that we pride is that we search out and include some of the best driving roads in Europe and some of the most scenic parts that Europe can offer. It's just an incredible experience all the way around."

CzechWrecks takes to the road September 1, 2006. Registration is now open. For more information, visit or the Street Safari anchor site at

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