The Independent Builders Merchant Group is supporting a team for this year’s Pavestone Rally, the team will set off in a £460 London taxi brought from eBay.
The charity rally sets off in September, its aim is to raise money for four charities and awards competitors with points for various challenges along the 1,820 km route.
Trevor Mudd, managing director of IBMG’s Timber division, said: “Our team is called ‘It’s Not About The Points’ because I have been accused of being prepared to do anything for points in previous rallies! Putting jokes aside, the entire rally is about raising money for four very worthy charities and we will pull out all the stops to achieve some serious fund-raising for these excellent causes.
“Big thanks already go to Arrowsmith & Roberts, the hauliers, that collected the car from the seller for us and has stored it while the starter motor was replaced, tyres fitted, and the missing front passenger seat welding in! Also thank you to the apprentices at Channel Commercials, Ashford for the amazing makeover.”
This is Mudd’s seventh time taking part, finishing in first place in 2016 and 2019, and second in 2017 and 2018 – the team also won Best Dressed Car and Best Dressed Team.
The route runs from Ghent in Belgium, through France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and finishes in Monte Carlo on Sunday 11 September.