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Monte Carlo or Bust Rally won by Glasgow couple

The Car Hire Glasgow Airport branch think that the winners must have had a fantastic time taking in some of the amazing sights while driving.

The three day challenge of the madcap Monte Carlo or Bust Rally from northern France to the French Riviera, to raise money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice has been won by Steven Rooney and Amanda Weir from Glasgow. They also took in Geneva, the Swiss Alps and Turin Steven said, “It was a bit chaotic outside the casino – it was absolute pandemonium as there was another event on. It was really funny pulling up in our banger car when we were surrounded by all these top end cars.”

When they left Glasgow, the couple hoped to raise £2000 for the hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal, for a new facility at Bellahouston Park. They decorated the car with coloured bricks, which took them three days to cut out and stick on by hand. Supporters could donate £10 or more and write a message on their brick. They smashed through that target and have now raised more than £3000, with donations still coming in.

Competing against more than 70 cars, all of which had to cost £250 or less, Steven and Amanda’s challenge was to collect points along the route for taking photos of themselves in unusual places or doing weird or wacky things, all the time in fancy dress.

Steven added, “We had to get a receipt for something that cost no more than two cents, which was about 1p, so we bought one grape at the supermarket. We had to get other things like a travel brochure for the US, a Renault Clio brochure, one paper clip. Another one was to get a picture of someone in your team pumping petrol into a car that had nothing to do with the rally, and then a picture of 10 people touching your car at the same time, again who had nothing to do with the rally.”