FORD POP CHARITY RUN FOR PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION
My name is Ian Glass, of Tirionfa, Llandyrnog, Denbigh, LL16 4HP. Since December 2014 I’ve raised money for charities by taking part in hard competitive rallies using a totally unsuitable car, nicknamed The Flying Tortoise, a 1953 Ford 103E, with just 30bhp from its tiny engine. It has a three-speed gearbox, vacuum operated wipers that stop when going uphill, and a top speed of just 60 mph – with a following wind or downhill!
Competitions to guess the total mileage covered on events have raised over £4,600 for local charities since 2014. The car is entered for the third time on the 2018 Monte Carlo Classique, starting in Paisley on Wednesday January 31st and finishing in Monte Carlo on Sunday February 4th with money raised this time going to Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The total mileage from and to Denbigh, North Wales, is somewhere between 2,200 & 2,800 miles which includes approximately 1,400 miles on the rally itself. For £2 a go or 3 for £5 you are asked to estimate the total number of miles the car will actually travel – multiple entries of course acceptable.
Despite careful preparation it could, of course, break down, in which case you may want to guess a low number or, if Ray & I make mistakes on navigation, it may be higher! The person who gets closest to the recorded mileage on the trip meter will win a three-night stay for two at the four star Metropole Hotel (www.metropole.co.uk) in the picturesque Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells. You can get a sponsorship form via e-mail by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or download it below:
Alternately you may just wish to make a donation. This can be done by bank transfer (account details below), by sending a
cheque to the above address made out to Ford Pop Charity Run, or you can give money online by going to
www.justgiving.com and search flyingtortoisetomontecarlo.
HSBC Account name – Ford Pop Charity Run; Sort code: 40 – 33 – 10; Account no. 21747622.
EVERY PENNY collected will be going to the charity, with nothing deducted for expenses or admin, and our thanks go to
Justin Baird-Murray of the Metropole Hotel who has kindly donated this fabulous prize. Thank you very much.