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Team 40 (664 the neighbour of the beast)

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Hi! This is the page of the finest team in this years ramshackle rally, '664 the Neighbour of the Beast'!

If you're thinking this looks like a thinly disguised excuse for a bunch of guys to get trolleyed up Gumball/Cannonball Run style through Europe, frankly, you're half right. We have a vehicle that cost us a princely sum of £120 and are one of 115 teams each with their own theme competing in this year's Dover-Valencia Ramshackle Rally. (

We've pimped our ride up in a Tiger style, and will be wearing 'Safari Hunter' outfits, so now all we have to do is drive this thing to Valencia. Sound too easy?

That's Spain...via France, Italy and Monaco! It's over 1,500 miles with a few obstacles between us and the chequered flag such as, The Alps, Border Patrols, Lee's driving and a fair bit of Cabin Fever, not to mention having to sell a kidney or two on the way to pay for petrol... Oh, and did anyone mention the 'daily challenges' we have to do on the way? Whatever they are?!

Anyway, rather than just have drunken mindless fun at the stopover parties, we're also raising some money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, who do fantastic work providing donors for people in need of bone marrow transplants (as well as research into these transplants), so if you haven't already, please visit and give generously (remember to tick the Gift Aid Box).

To follow our progress, revisit this page frequently between Thu 20th and Tue 25th August, for live updates on who's just let one off in the car, or who's fallen over drunk first, or even if we made it to our daily location.

Jas (Brains), Dan (Danimal), Wayne (Slugger) & Lee (Rod Street)

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We made it !!!

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Well at about 4pm we arrived in Valencia. The trusty old Mondeo made it to the end. Bless her.

Quick check-in at the nicest hotel of the lot so far, and we went straight to the beach for some swimming.

Haven't got long to post as we need to get some dinner in and get to the meeting point for 8pm for prize giving and of course the odd drink (or 10).

More to post later, and keep an eye out over the next 2 days where we will be posting loads of pictures from our digital cameras.
24th Aug 2009, 17:57  


kelvin says:

well done lads

24th Aug 2009, 19:56

Clare says:

Good on ya chaps.


24th Aug 2009, 21:34

Kathy says:

well done that Mondeo - putting up with you 4 for so many miles is quite something!!!

24th Aug 2009, 22:12

swamprose says:

I had such a good time following you crazy guys. loved the daily challenges. and the reports on food and drink. congratualations. give the tiger some brake fluid for me.

24th Aug 2009, 23:12

team40 says:

lol, thanks swamprose. There's some extra photos we'll be uploading in the next day or 2. Some hilarious ones too!

25th Aug 2009, 17:09

Tony Morel says:

I think my FIA licence is still safe, but congratulations on reaching the end in one piece.

Hope you all survice the checkin and delays for the flight home!

26th Aug 2009, 10:25

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