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Windy 500 Rally Leaves From Weymouth Tonight

Windy 500

8:54am 14th June 2013
(Updated 5:42pm 14th June 2013)

23 countries in 23 days, sounds like fun, but the catch is that everyone's travelling in vehicles worth less than £500.

It's the first ever Windy 500 and 16 teams are taking part to raise money for Julia's House children's hospice.

They'll be leaving Weymouth in convoy tonight at 9pm (14th of June).

Steve Blackmore, who's running the trip, invites everyone to the leaving party tonight at the Bob Lucus Stadium in Weymouth, "If anyone wants to come along down to the leaving event and see us off between six and nine o' clock, they'll be more than welcome. We've got live music, we've got the Speedway Snails playing, and as I say, we'll be leaving at ten to nine."

When we asked him if he was ready Steve told us, "The vehicles are all looking fantastic. I've got a Volkswagon T25 Camper van, 32 years old called Jezabel, she's looking the business."

He added that he was really excited to leave after 3 years of planning and couldn't wait "to hit the road".

There will also be a decommissioned ambulance, a Lotus Excel and a 52 year old Morris Minor travelling on the trip.

Steve will announce how much money they've raised for charity so far before all the teams set off, he told us it's a five figure number and that it's looking like over £10,000.

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