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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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Saturday update

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Last night's highlights:

Went to the worst restaurant in the world which we walked out of 45 minutes after ordering beers and food and not getting either.

Had a swim in the sea and, as usual, lots of beer. Rod finished the evening off with a cocktail.

Hotel rooms were not air conditioned so the night was sweaty.

Update on today's shenanigans will follow in a few hours.
23rd Aug 2009, 11:17   comments (5)

Riding the tiger

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Our backup vehicle being tested.
22nd Aug 2009, 19:25   comments (1)

Tonights party location

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On the sea front in San Remo. Hot weather, cold beer, good music - WIN
22nd Aug 2009, 18:24   comments (0)

Scenic stop-off point

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Dunce hat update: Dan is getting close to being the first to wear it for leaving the car in gear, and putting the wipers on instead of the indicators.
22nd Aug 2009, 11:14   comments (4)

Sun and surf

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No comment :o)
22nd Aug 2009, 10:26   comments (2)

Col du Petit St Bernard

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Well, the car made it to an elevation of 2,188m. It's a bit chilly but the sun is out :o)
22nd Aug 2009, 10:21   comments (0)

What a view.

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22nd Aug 2009, 09:47   comments (0)

Up in the clouds

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Making our way up the Col du Petit St. Bernard.
22nd Aug 2009, 09:46   comments (0)