UKGBE on the grid for Bangers4Ben rally

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 (UKGBE) has announced its team for the Bangers4Ben rally.

The rally takes place from 7-10 October and follows a 1,500-mile route across Ireland.

The UKGBE team, dubbed the Dublin Driving Dolls, has been set up with support from Messe Frankfurt in partnership with LKQ Euro Car Parts, and established aftermarket business owners Louise Baker and Rachel Murray.

Baker and Murray will be joined by Alex Jones, marketing director at Messe Frankfurt UK, and Karena Shahid, regional account manager at LKQ Euro Car Parts.

Shahid said: “I’m thrilled to be part of the Dublin Driving Dolls team for Bangers4Ben 2023, joining  a fun bunch of ladies to raise money for charity and having a good laugh along the way – what’s not to love?”

Jones added: “Joining Bangers4Ben provides us a great opportunity to support the mental health charity community and also celebrate a more diverse workforce. Us Driving Dolls are on a mission to promote diversity in the industry.”

Bangers4Ben was created to raise essential funds for the charity; all entrants are required to pay a £1,050 entry fee and buy a car for less than £750.