Team from Lanark are taking part in Crumball Rally

Carnwath team entering the Crumball Rally from Rheims to Prague'L-R'Johnathan Dyer (23), Ian McCulloch (30), Bobby Frew (23) and Graeme McKendrick (29) all from Lanark'Carnwath'Carnwath'29/6/13
Carnwath team entering the Crumball Rally from Rheims to Prague'L-R'Johnathan Dyer (23), Ian McCulloch (30), Bobby Frew (23) and Graeme McKendrick (29) all from Lanark'Carnwath'Carnwath'29/6/13
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Lanarkians Graeme McKendrick, Ian McCulloch, Bobby Frew and Johnny Dyer will be taking part in the Crumball Rally this month.

The event starts in Rheims in France and finishes in the Czech capital Prague.

Unlike the famous Gumball Rally in the US – in which Ferraris, Aston Martins and Lamborginis attempt to outrun the American police and each other – the Crumball version will see the four friends get behind the wheel of an old banger, a 13-year-old Volkswagen Passat which they bought for £500.

Graeme (29) is relishing the exciting trip, which echoes the adventures of Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Graeme said: “The rally has a Mission Impossible theme but I’m hoping it won’t be impossible for us to finish it.

“I haven’t done anything like this before but we all thought it would be a great chance to be part of a real adrenaline holiday.

“We have already bought the car and over the next few weeks we will be replacing a lot of parts and decorating it.

“In the past, cars have been done up like the Batmobile or the Ghostbusters estate.

“Our theme is a 1990s rave so we will be fitting it out with neon lights, a new sound system and cameras.”