It is not too often that something comes along and generates a perverse spark of excitement in your soul the way the american banger rally does.
What in tarnation is the American Banger Rally?
Well it is the demon seed of a bunch of deviant limey's, a test of courage, stupidity, and mechanical know how, but most of all, it sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.
This year's event is titled BABE which stands for Big Apple/Big Easy and will be a 1500 mile rally (not race) from Staten Island to New Orleans over the course of 4 days.
I take it you are not yet impressed.
Well here is the kicker, the maximum value/purchase price of your vehicle is $250, less than the black market rate for a Nintendo Wii.
Think of it as a Cannonball run for hoopties.
Even better, I know a participant in this year's event.
Introducing BT Justice racing!
PJ and posse have pimped a wagon in hommage to Smokey and the Bandit (quite nicely I might add) and are already enroute to the starting line. Wish them luck.
I am now on a mission to assemble a crack team of bangers for the 2009 and find a $250 windowless van for the A-Team, er maybe the B-team.