StreetSafari Launches First UK Car/Caravan Banger Rally End2End

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StreetSafari, organisers of the original European banger rally Staples2Naples, announce their seventh event, End2End, the first ever British banger rally motoring adventure. Like all StreetSafari events, participating teams must get their £150 cars and caravans across the finish line after several days of amazing driving and quirky challenges for cash prizes.

End2End, from the organisers of industry leading annual events Staples2Naples, Home2Rome and CzechWrecks, ascends through the UK in August 2009. End2End is the first StreetSafari event to be based in the UK, and is the first ever official banger rally held in the UK.

The event takes teams, in their £150 cars, from Land's End to John O'Groats, a famous British challenge

To make the challenge more difficult, teams have to purchase vehicles below a set limit. An new twist for E2E is the addition of a car/caravan combination class. Teams must enter cars valued at no more than £150 or car/caravan combinations purchased for no more than £300 total.

Justin Clements, lead organiser, says, "We've thought about doing a UK event for sometime, and this year just seemed right. By giving the teams options of taking a caravan, its gives them a real challenge, and the chance to avenge all those miles that they've been stuck behind caravaners. UK roads are often overlooked when people think of a driving adventure, but we are taking in some real highlights on the way to John O'Groats."

Those highlights, Clements points out, include not only Dartmoor, but the Breacon Beacons, Lake District including Lake Coniston, and the Scottish Highlands.

"Everyone has their own reasons for entering a banger rally," Clements explains. "Every team and car has its own personality and a lot of teams use the event to raise money for charity. No doubt, the social experience plays a big part, but we always stress that it's the driving challenge in a clapped out car that really makes the event. The average working person can still have an adventure over a long weekend."

End2End heads for Land's End in August 2009. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit or the Street Safari anchor site at .

Notes to editors:
. End2End takes place over five days in August 2009. Participants must enter cars costing less than £150 and optionally a caravan costing less than £150. For more information please see

2. StreetSafari Ltd is the original European banger-rallying company. The original event, the infamous and highly successful Staples2Naples Rally (which takes teams from Staples Corner in London to Naples in Italy) first took place in 2003 and has taken place every September since. Due to overwhelming demand, further rallies have been introduced over the years including Home2Rome and CzechWrecks in Europe, Calais2Casablanca in Northern Africa, and BigApple2BigEasy (BABE Rally) in America.

For further information please contact:

Justin Clements, rally organiser: 07771866657


Journalists and media professionals are welcome to come along on the rally if they are writing up a feature. Please contact the organiser, Justin Clements, for more information.


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