Bangers4BEN is an annual event organised by the charity BEN, it raises money and provides care, support and advice to those in the motor industry who need help in times of hardship or distress. BEN provides a wide range of help for families, this could mean helping with the cost of specialist disabled equipment or emotional support.

Harwoods are pleased to announce that they have teamed up with GForces and are taking part in Banger4BEN 2015.


Harwoods Partner with GForces for Charity Event​

This year Bangers4BEN consists of completing a lap at race tracks in Europe, we will be completing the event in our banger that can't cost more than £750, and at the end of the event we will be donating it to BEN.

The event will start on 10th October 2015, we will be taking our 'banger' to the home of the British Grand Prix, Silverstone. We head out onto the track at Silverstone and be given the chance to feel like Lewis Hamilton and complete a lap of the track, just maybe not quite as fast as Lewis.

Then we head down to the south coast and travel across the Channel to drive onto the historic town of Reims, where we will be able to complete a lap of the Reims-Geuxcircuit, featuring 2.2km of straight public roads which are some of the fastest roads in the world. Whilst in Reims we will be taking the opportunity to the visit Musee Automobile Reims Champagne - the fifth-largest motor museum in France.

Our journey then takes us to Munich, where we will arrive at the BMW Museum. From there we head to the world-famous Nurburgring, where we can put our bangers through their paces on the most famous public racetrack.

The next morning we will head to the Spa Francorchamps, which is arguably the best track on the F1 calendar and we will get a very rare opportunity to complete a lap of the Spa. Once completed , if we are still alive and the car is in one piece, we will then head home!After the event, our rather fetching Jaguar 2.2 X-Type will be donated to BEN for their Charity Auction.

This year, the vehicle, supplied by Harwoods Jaguar of Chichester will be driven by​ our Group Marketing Manager, Brett Ward and GForces very own James Drewett, their Senior Account Director.

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The team at Harwoods are looking forward to taking part in the event and cannot wait to race their banger on some of the most famous race tracks in the world.

You can also Text GFHW99 and £1, £3, £5 or £10 to 70700 to help us out.

EG: GFHW99 £5    to 70700​ ​