Havant duo dust off old banger for rally challenge in memory of brother

AFTER dusting off their 20-year-old Toyota Celica, a man and his brother-in-law are taking part in a banger rally across Europe in the name of charity

Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 5:55 am

Alf Wimshurst, 62, and brother-in-law Rick Downham, 60, will compete in the Two Ball Rally next month in aid of Bowel Cancer UK.

The duo – known as the ‘Two Shady Greys’ – will be racing in memory of Rick’s brother Arthur ‘Narf’ Downham, who passed away from bowel cancer four years ago, aged 47.

Alf, from Lovedean, said: ‘Narf was a huge sports fan, both as a participant and as an armchair follower, and we are sure that an event like the Two Ball Rally would have grabbed his full attention.’

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Alf and Rick, who have already raised over £2,500, have enticed companies to pay £50 to have logos on the Celica as it drives through nine countries over four days.

A charity auction is also being held at The Robin Hood pub, Arthur’s favourite drinking spot, in Havant on July 30.

To donate, go to JustGiving.com