PETROL heads from Weymouth are being invited to put their pedals to the metal in a Top Gear-style challenge in aid of local charities.

The event is the Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally and car enthusiasts will drive more than 1,000 miles to fundraise for local causes.

To take part, entrants must purchase a car for less than £250. They must then decorate the car in banger-rally fashion, and must complete the 1,000 mile trek in the car within three days. They will also be faced with daily challenges set by the organisers at the daily rendezvous.

Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, one of the event’s organisers, said: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Weymouth to join me on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure. This is a brilliant opportunity to get your team into gear and experience some of the greatest roads in Europe in some of worst cars from Weymouth.”

Monte Carlo or Bust takes place in June and July 2014. For information visit website