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Fireball Rally - Take an old banger car to Europe and drive through 8 countries in 4 days?

Wednesday, 05 September 2018
Fireball Rally - Take an old banger car to Europe and drive through 8 countries in 4 days?
Rory Doyle from KD Kars Gilford and Chris Flanagan, manager at Titanic Hotel Belfast, have decided to become ‘Team Titanic’ and accept this Charity Challenge. They wanted to do "something gruelling, memorable, exciting and a little bit crazy". So this weekend the lads will grab a map, borrow a few tents for camping, steal an old car from KD Kars and take on this manic motoring mission through Europe! 

The Fireball Rally route will wind through France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. We will tackle many famous alpine passes and visit iconic places before getting the old banger and crew home to Northern Ireland hopefully all in one piece. Rory commented that “some of the mountain routes, like the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy, already have snow covering; so we are hoping our old Subaru can survive.” 

They have also coaxed another friend Declan Doyle to come on board and he will be joining the team in Southampton. Team Titanic will be sharing all of their own personal expenses including fuel and travel costs, so that every penny donated will go directly to two local charities very worthy of support: PIPS Charity and Action Mental Health, Titanic Hotel Belfast's selected charity partner. 

As a major sponsor, Titanic Hotel Belfast has kindly donated two exclusive prizes: 1st PRIZE – Overnight Luxury Stay for Two at the Titanic Hotel Belfast (inc breakfast) 2nd PRIZE – Afternoon Tea for Two at the Titanic Hotel Belfast. For a chance to win, simply visit , donate and comment a guess of the total mileage of their Titanic adventure (minimum £5 per guess). The page has been a success, with many local companies coming on board with generous donations and having raised almost £2000 in only 2 weeks of fundraising. Rory's Just Giving page

Chris laughed: “We got Team number 1912. The year the Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage so we are hoping that it is more lucky for us.”