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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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T minus 10 minutes

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We've checked out all the other cars and are ready to roll.
21st Aug 2009, 07:19   comments (3)

Evening update

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A quick update from McDonalds thanks to free wifi

We're all signed up and have met some of the other teams including the
American footballers and some real Americans who have come over just
to do the rally. The poor sods have a Renault 5. Lol. There's a few
baywatch teams a car covered I AstroTurf and a ca rod pimps, plus a
car full of men with shower caps and dressing gowns!

Anyway, back to the pub.
20th Aug 2009, 21:38   comments (0)

Hotel Formule 1

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Hotel my arse! More like a prison cell. Will have to get properly smashed to sleep in this dump!
20th Aug 2009, 19:32   comments (7)

Ready for the ferry

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Already on the beers...
20th Aug 2009, 16:32   comments (7)

Initial mileage reading

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Right, this is it - we're off. Slugger drew the short straw and is the first to drive. Next stop Dover.
20th Aug 2009, 14:57   comments (2)

Only the best for the beast.

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Sent from my iPhone
20th Aug 2009, 14:16   comments (0)

A mans lunch

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God knows when I'll get to eat again, so I'm filling up now!
20th Aug 2009, 13:28   comments (2)

Cleaning the car

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Rod Street doing what he does best...
20th Aug 2009, 11:13   comments (2)