Rally to support families

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2500 miles for charity

Steve O’Connor, Managing Director of Ilmor Engineering, took on the challenge of this years «Rust Bucket Rally». His Team collected 4124 british pounds (4620 Euros) for a charity. Humbel Group was among the sponsors for O’Connors car, a 2004 Saab 9-3 Convertible.

The Rust Bucket Rally started as a bit of fun for charity with a few friends back in 2014. The idea was simple, buy a car for 500 pounds or less and drive it across Europe for a long weekend to raise money for charity.

50 teams entered the latest rally, which took them across ten countries and over 2500 miles from june 7th through 10th. The participants collected 58'000 pounds for Children Are Butterflies, a british charity who does great work with families to relieve some of the burden in times of emotional and financial hardship following the death of a child.

Humbel Group has had ties to Ilmor Engineering for many years, supplying engine gears to the UK company that designs, develops and manufactures racing engines for F1 and Indy Car.