It’s Monte Carlo or Bust for car enthusiasts!

Cuthbert Ware-Armitage officially launches the rally at the Monte Carlo casino
Cuthbert Ware-Armitage officially launches the rally at the Monte Carlo casino

INTREPID car enthusiasts in the Cupar area are being urged to sign up for this year’s Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally, which takes place in July.

The event is now open for entries and organisers are hopeful of finding teams from Cupar to burn rubber for over 1000 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy.

The rally challenges entrants to source a banger car for less than £250 and take part in a variety of Top Gear-style challenges along the way and compete for points and prizes.

Teams are encouraged to raise money for a local charity of their choice and can share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.

Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the three-day crusade will see over 100 of the finest British bangers visit some of Europe’s most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow!

There are also prizes up for grabs, including trophies for the best - and worst - dressed teams.

“I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Cupar to join me on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure,“ said rally spokesperson Cuthbert Ware-Armitage.

“This is a brilliant opportunity to get your team into gear and experience some of the greatest roads in Europe in some of worst cars from Cupar!”

Monte Carlo or Bust takes place between July 12-14 and entries close on May 31.

Bangers should cost no more than £250 and teams are encouraged to put less effort into their engines and more into dressing the car and crew in a bid to raise funds for charity.

More information can be found on the event website at