Ellie Dawes
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Simon Gibson and Olly Welsh: Team Danger Mouse

Ellie Dawes
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Ellie Dawes
24 Oct 2012

Simon and Olly took part in the 2012 London to Munich Ramshackle banger rally to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Their challenge was to take an old banger (an M-reg VW Polo!), and drive it 1500 miles across Europe, crossing 5 countries in 5 days and entering a number of outrageous and wacky car challenges along the way. Not only did Simon and Olly go the distance, they drove the whole way dressed as Danger Mouse and Penfold!

Afterwards the yellow banger, which Team DM had spraypainted themselves and adorned with logos, was sold on ebay for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Along with seperate listings for the manuel and the wing mirror!

Olly said: “We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us by donating money, time, skills and equipment – we really couldn’t have taken on this challenge without their support. We’d particularly like to thank our sponsors Printroom Group, JustKampers and Knifedge; Bob Chitty, who painted the car, and Grahame Ridley, who did the graphics for us.”

You can see more pictures and video of the car in action on the team's excellent Facebook page. To support them, visit their JustGiving page.