Monday, February 27, 2006

Beater Rally Still Looking For A Few Bad Cars

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – NASCAR prefers to race the fastest cars, but a British man is hoping to rally support for an event featuring the most beat-up cars imaginable.

Justin Clements is driven towards organizing the Big Apple 2 Big Easy Rally – “BABE Rally” for short – a five-day event beginning May 25 in New York and ending in New Orleans.

All competing cars must be “beaters” that cost less than $250 before being made road worthy.

Clements says about 32 teams have signed up for the competition but there’s still plenty of space for additional drivers.

But don’t call it a race. Clements says he prefers the term “rally,” which connotates a safe, responsible event where all drivers follow the rules of the road.

Of course, speed isn’t the key, anyway. Clements says just making it through the 1,500-mile run is achievement enough. In fact, he predicts most of the cars will have problems by the second day.

Clements has organized similar events in Europe and says the main difference is the European drivers turn their beaters into scrap metal while “the Americans keep them as family pets.”

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