BlackVue partnered up with David Champion and his team for the 2019 Banger Rally Challenge. The two-driver team will take on a trip from St. Austell in Cornwall, England, to Pompeii in Italy, documenting their entire journey thanks to their BlackVue dashcam.
What is the Banger Rally Challenge?
Banger Rally Challenge is a charity rally starting every year in the UK. It’s a non-racing event and the main rule is simple – the participating cars have to be “bangers” (meaning scrap cars in varying states of disrepair) worth less than £500 (approx. $623). Money raised during the rally can be donated to one of the designated charities or the participants can choose a charity themselves.
This year’s rally’s finish line will be in Pompeii, hence the event’s sub-title: Pompeii or Bust. More info about the event here.
Driving over 2,000 miles for charity
David told us that this year they will be raising money for CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), which is leading a movement against suicide of men under 45 in the UK. The decision to support that particular charity was prompted by Jaimie (the second member of the team), who lost his dad when he was just 18.
Their fundraising page can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-champion8
BlackVue is honored to support David and Jaimie by providing much needed security during the trip from the UK to Italy.
BlackVue for the road
David and Jaimie acquired a silver Volvo for just £450 and started prepping it for the rally by having it professionally wrapped – take a look at the pictures below to see the amazing transformation!
The vehicle will be also equipped with the 4K UHD BlackVue dashcam – the DR900S-2CH, paired with the Power Magic Pro. Thanks to this setup, David and Jaimie will be able to document every moment of their long and ambitious trip – and we will make sure to share it on our blog and social media!
The rally starts on September 28th.