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Veterans Banger Rally is getting noticed

With the sudden interest for some reason in the VBR, I am pleased to announce that all the behind the scenes work is coming to fruition.

  • NEC for 4 days at the Classic Car Show

  • Working 10 hours per day on updates

  • Promoting and cross-promoting the websites

  • Visiting potential sponsors around the UK

  • Paid social Media adverts

  • Working with some well known celebrities to try to promote us via other social media channels

  • Working with the wonderful, Royal Hospital Chelsea (The Chelsea Pensioners)

  • Working hand in hand with our 2022 charity of the year - SSAFA

  • And so much more............

We have now had media interest from the BBC & Sky as well as our friends at "The Yesterday Channel" and also from Forces TV.

Thanks to the work that SSAFA has put into the event too, we even have a possible team from Canada joining us on the 2022 rally.


The 2022 rally will be going ahead as discussed previously, with all teams that had carried over their entry from 2021 working alongside the majority of teams from the 2021 UK rally and also a number of new teams too.

Regarding potential sponsors, we have a couple of warm leads to carry on working with and also, we are currently actively looking for more corporate opportunities alike.


I know a lot of you have wondered about our 2021 sponsor, BeFastr.com and to be honest and open with you all, it was mutually decided that we were not the right fit for each other and therefore would not be continuing our association with them in 2022. We would like to wish all the team at BeFastr, all the very best for the future.


As some of you may also be aware, our event is now under the heading of NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION and that the accounts will be kept separate from those of MAC Auto Challenges, that is owned and ran by our chief organiser, John McGowan (Some people would call him more names, but lets keep to organiser!)

MAC Automotive also manages and arranges a number of other events that will run throughout the coming years, such as a similar event for civilian entrants, "The Run 2 the Rock Banger Rally"


Hopefully, very soon, we will be able to bring you some support by the way of a specialist vehicle insurance, that will be useful for banger rallies...........Watch this space.


Keep an eye out on all the socials for updates.

We are trying to keep them as up to date as possible, but with only one person doing all the work, it may take a day or so to update them all.

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Linkedin

These are our main avenues at the moment. However, should anyone feel that they have the time and resources to run any of the other ones, please feel free to contact veteransbangerrally@gmail.com or John direct via the Facebook/Messenger system.


For now, its time to sign off and get stuck into the 48 emails that have arrived in the "in box" since starting to write this update.


Kind regards as always

Keep your peckers up!!


John and..........erm............Well actually, its just me!



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