IR Crumball Rally 2016

Team from Intelligent Retail Prepare for International Crumball Rally Challenge.

Mark H, Ben, Laura and Mark S from Intelligent Retail will be undertaking this year’s Crumball Rally’s ‘Mission Impossible’ 2016 challenge. Okay.. so it’s not actually impossible, as this particular rally was held (and completed) in ’09, ’12 and ’13 and is now back for its fourth event!

You will be able to follow the team’s progress here.

Inspired by the Mission Impossible movie franchise, this banger rally finishes in Prague, one of the movie’s main locations, having started three days earlier in Reims, France on the 8th July. The route will see the team racing (this is definitely, categorically not a race..) their old banger to cover approximately 1000 miles through France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and on into the Czech Republic.

Crumball Rally ‘Mission Impossible’ 2016 will be taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th July.

Requirements to take part in a Crumball Rally aren’t vast. In fact, there are very few rules at all. Aside from orderly conduct, the only stringent requirements surround the car you’ll be driving, your insurance and your driving license.  You need a road-worthy car purchased with, or valued at £200 or less which you are welcome to decorate in anyway you wish!

The Intelligent Retail team were lucky enough to pick up a pretty decent motor for the challenge, a 2006 SEAT Ibiza that even had an MOT, if not for some seriously dodgy brakes.. Work has already started to get the car ready for the green light which is now just under a month away. See below for the progress of the vehicle so far:

We've got a car. It's an 06 Seat Ibiza 1.4. Stereo, air-con, brakes, mot...

We’ve got a car. It’s an 06 Seat Ibiza 1.4. Stereo, air-con, brakes, mot…

The brakes needed an overhaul. Now nothing can stop us. Hang on...

The brakes needed an overhaul. Now nothing can stop us. Hang on…

It's not real but it's aesthetically pleasing.

It’s not real but it’s aesthetically pleasing.

All primed and ready to go! - well, for the paint job.

All primed and ready to go! – well, for the paint job.

The Black Beauty, only with more 'horse' power.

The Black Beauty, only with more, ahem.. ‘horse’ power.

Check back here in the near future for an update on the team’s progress.

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