Wednesday 7th June 2023
In 2016, sixteen cars set off from Reigate 🏁 , each costing no more than £500, each faced with a near 1500km drive through the heart of France, A roads only. A 3 day, epic journey raising well over £80,000 for charity, striking fear into the heart of every driver & co-driver - would their fine steed make it through the night and day that followed? And here we go again, with a little twist of summer.... On 7th June 2023, at 17.00, 15 cars, all soft tops, all costing less than £999 will depart from Old Reigatians Rugby Club, on Park Lane in Reigate, heading for Portsmouth and the overnight ferry to St Malo. Cars can ONLY be driven with the roof down, come rain ☂ or shine 🌞 . So, drivers, pack your raincoats and your parasols!! The whole trip, every single cost, is being covered by the drivers which means that EVERY SINGLE PENNY raised goes directly to our 4 chosen charities;-
https://www.renewedhope.org.uk/ - They provide practical solutions and emotional support to the homeless, vulnerable and isolated of East Surrey. They seek to see all who come to them given a new hope and the opportunity to build a new life.
https://www.esdas.org.uk/ - They help anyone who lives or works in the East Surrey area who has, or is experiencing domestic abuse. They promote the ethos that everyone has the right to live life free from threats, violence and abuse.
https://www.rgs.foundation/ - They provide first class educational opportunities for children whose potential is far greater than their financial means. They aim to produce sufficient income to support a wider range of deserving pupils through immediate bursarial support addressing the issue of Social Mobility in the local area.
https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk/ - They are absolutely committed to a vision of a world free of Motor Neuron Disease, leaving no stone unturned in their relentless pursuit of this goal.
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FACEBOOK - Dash To The Med 2
INSTAGRAM - dashtothemed2
TWITTER - @dashtothemed2
Wave us off!! Beers, BBQ and hilarity from 3pm onwards
A huge thank you to AEROTRON LTD for a substantial donation to these great causes!! It has created such a significant boost to the fundraising - the whole D2TM2 are extremely grateful and proud to be a part of this!!3 likes
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raised of £75000 target
by 331 supporters
Gatwick Construction Limited
Good luck to Rick - Car 93! 🏁 Wishing you and the rest of the drivers lots of luck in your dash to the Med! We hope this donation goes some way to help reach the target for some very worthy causes. Have fun!! Gatwick Construction
Good luck Al, car no 13! Have fun!
Best of luck guys.
Chris and Lisa
Have a Great Trip !!!! fantastic effort
Isla & Martyn
Hope you have a great time everyone - wishing you weather success!
Go car 7
#car10. Safe travels Tony and I hope you all have a fantastic trip!
Harriet & Tom
Best of luck George and Danny, don’t get lost! Harriet & Tom x
Good luck to all on your journey. I hope to hear lots of stories from car 69 as long as they remember to bring their passports!
Susan & Bryan
Good luck Tony in car number 4 Have a great time and a safe trip!! Susan and Bryan xx
Megan and Grace
Good Luck Uncle Tony Slow and steady doesn't always win the race! Love Megan and Grace xxx
Good luck Alan!... Sounds like alot of fun!!... Lots of love Judi & Finn Xxx
Ellie & Toby
Have a great drive Al!!
Go Whitey Go And look after my little bro 😎
What a hoot! Go www.fluidhygiene.com !
George & Danny Car 53
Rob&Tim Car 71
Drive safe boys
Caileigh & Harry
Best of luck and hope you all have a great time! Xxx
I know its not a race lads but i still want to hear that you got there FIRST, ha ha! Let's hope for no breakdowns and if you do, at least you have a first class grease monkey to fix it on board! Best of luck, go CAR #99
Best wishes for a happy and safe journey to Martin and Jo car number 5 . Xx
Have a great trip boys. Hope to join you next time.
Best of luck to everyone involved and hope the weather stays fair! Go car #69!!
Good luck to all, especially Car 4 and Tony, keep The Blue Flag Flying High! Much Love The Haydon's. xx
Hope the weather holds out for you #69!
PMC CAR 99
CAR 99... G'wan Mark :)
Paul and Amy
Good luck car 99. Hope the weather holds out so you don't end up driving around in a mobile hot tub.
This is for all the cars containing 🦒
Amy and Matt
Good luck car #33
Nick & Fiona Brookes
Bonne chance to Hugh in car #66 and everyone else!
Good luck everyone…don’t forget the SPF! X
Clive and Denise Wells
Our very best wishes to you all for this special event especially Martin and Jon in Car 5.
Such a great cause. Well done Nin x
Good luck T in Car 10. Love Tina & Emma x
Lorraine and Paul
Good Luck George and Dan in Car 53 Wishing you both a great trip down to the med. We will be keeping our fingers crossed for the best weather conditions. These are amazing charities that you are supporting. Well done. Looking forward to hearing all about the adventure and seeing lots of pics we hope xx
Amazing work, go car 13!!
Remember your passport this time David (Sandeman) and your journey will be a lot smoother.0
Have a good fun trip car 10 great cause.
Good luck guys! Fantastic causes! X
Car 10 please
Hope it stays dry!
Thank you for raising so much money for 4 great charities and continuing to be such brilliant supporters of ESDAS X
Good luck Neil (car 7) and everyone else! Fabulous stuff !
Hope the rockets work well on the CLK Tony & Alan # car 10
Chris @ Medlock
Good luck with run chaps and here's hoping for some sunny weather!
Easy on the Red David S Best wishes for a safe trip.
Good luck #westocar99 and the rest of the team!
Jason Vince / Earlswood Homes
Good luck to Sean & Jonny in car RGS350. From all at Earlswood Homes.
Great car, good causes but I must say rather dubious “battle honours”… but I hear Portsmouth police notoriously hard on “war hero” pretenders (not such an issue in France!)
Good luck to you all.
Ally von Westenholz
Dean & Jenny
Good luck Neil, hope the rain stays away.
Bonnet de douche! Car #53
Good luck guys, have fun and hope you dont get too wet
Good luck !!! From all the Jamieson’s 😊
Good luck Westo in car #99 Best wishes Sam, James,.Ollie & Lottie Burnett
Good luck to all but especially car 33.
D and C Cobain
Good luck and we’ll done for all your work with Renewed Hope.
The Wilbraham Family
David, enjoy the drive and enjoy the dinner etc when you get there.
David and Marena Cowan No53
Good luck George, take Herbie all the way to the winning line. Xx
Peter & Jill Mason
Go car 33 - hope it says dry for you all!
Stuart and Jess
Good luck George! What a fantastic adventure for some great causes! Can’t wait to hear all about it (and we’ll keep an eye on the weather forecast!). Stuart and Jess x
Good luck - a great cause, hope you don’t get toooo wet😂🙈
Have a great trip all. Go car 66!!
Paul Tara Emily and oliver
All best Neil In car number 7
Col & Mel C
Good Luck Hugh & Simon (Car 66)
What an excellent way to raise money - Bon chance Rob&TimCar71 and trust the weather stays dry!
Rehan and Varinder
Good luck Al and Chris (With a car numbered 13 you need all the luck!)
Good luck Al & Tony. You’ve got this!
Andy and Karen
Good luck and enjoy. A number of great causes
Put the pedal to the metal Alan!!
Golf round contribution - thanks Hugh
Fantastic cause - we're rooting for car 69!
If you need a kick ass lawyer to get you money you are owed then look no further than Ben Ashworth at PDT.
Go Andy (Ray) Lucky 7!!
Best of luck ARD in marvellous car NO.7
Come on Car no. 7
Tom & Kate Hayward
Fingers crossed the weather is kind and all the cars finish. #Westocar99
Kate & Newby
Good luck Neil - Hope you get a good tan ! Much love The Groves x x
Good luck George and Dan car 53!
Rob&TimCar71 Good Luck!
Hugh and Becs
Good luck Westo and Hardy in car 99 and have fun all.
Great cause and great fun, safe driving Dan! From Rich, Sally, George & Matty
Good luck, Neil and Mark in car 99 from Hardy Engineering, Transmission Specialists.
Let’s go Big Al and Disco! Car 13 For the Win!
Amazing cause dad have a great time xx
Here’s to new friendships!
Good luck to all racers, but especially car 33 (that will need to stop every 20 mins for ‘old man wee breaks’!)! Best of British Radders!
Bon voyage et bon chance 🇫🇷
Tom Horsey and family
Good luck Rob & Tim in car 71
James Gates - Nexgen Group
Good luck Tony car #10. All the best from the team at Nexgen Group!!
Marc and Lucy
Al and Chris, have a great trip to Antibes in your mini convertible and good luck to all on another epic voyage
Jon, Cat, Amelia & Evie
Which day are you wearing the Nigel Mansell gear?
Good luck :-)
Good Luck Andy and all in Car 7!
Your not supposed to enjoy charity work, but enjoy.
J and J Franks
Good Luck RICK - CAR 93! Have a great time! J and J Franks Ltd
Good luck Mark and car 99. Be safe everyone. John O and family.
Good luck George and Dan car 53. Hope you don’t get too wet
Good Luck Neil and Mark in car 99!
Have fun car 33! Here hoping for rain!
Rick Russ & Kedge on Behalf of Joe's Repair Shop
Donation in lieu of favours provided by Joe's Repair Shop on Tattenham Corner. A Saab Master Technician able to deliver fighter jet performance from the 9-3 Aero. If anyone has a Saab then Joe is the man to service or fix it! http://www.joesrepairshop.co.uk/
Good luck Alan & Tony in Car 10 xx
Cochrane & Wilson Ltd
Good luck Car 10 from the C & W team
Niall & Jeni
Good luck Herbie!!
Best of luck Car53 George and Dan 🤞
Amazing challenge for a great cause!
Good luck Neil in Vehicle 7. Best Wishes . Eddie
Nick & Madeleine
Enjoy SASSY FOX No.5 Like the comment Debbie
Good luck Neil #vehicle7. Let’s hope you have fab weather & unlike your last experience at Summmerlands Farm, Dorset! Best Wishes Sheila Bashford & family (Sonia’s clan!). x
Go Rob&TimCar71! Enjoy the experience and have a safe travels.
Have fun #westocar99
Good luck Mark
Keep your flaps up !!
Good luck Driscy car number 13 - you will smash it xxx
Go car #7. Hope you make it!
Good luck Mark Westley and the rest of the team
meant to say especially car #10!!
Star Tissue UK Limited
Good luck and best wishes to you all!
A leg raaahhhhh
Sidney & Esme
Bon voyage Dad car #10!
Good luck car 13
Good luck to #car10. Best wishes to you all!
Good Luck to #Car10. Have fun and safe travels!
Rob&TimCar71 Duckhams Q used to work very well for me with the leaks! Something about the viscosity… Have fun and hope you raise loads Charlie Varley
Good Luck car 69 - have fun - raise lots of money - and stay safe.
Tom and Rachel Popp
Good luck to all drivers and potential winner in #Westocar99 Mark aka “Smokey and the Bandit”. Go for it and safety first! :):);)
hope you all have a blast, drive safely!!
Go Car #33!
Nigel & Angela
Good luck #33 - fingers crossed you make it all the way - have fun
Good Luck to Big Al and Disco in Car13.
Rob&Tim71 I do hope you and the car arrive safely
Car 99 (Neil and Mark) .....wishing you the best of luck.... hope its wall to wall sunshine and adventures. Safe travels Love Karen and Bob xx
Good luck Alister! I'll do my best not to ask Sam every 5minutes if you've broken down yet... X
get those goggles on!
Nipper Snippers Children's Hairdressers Reigate proud to sponsor Martin and Jon in Car 5. Sure you won’t have the only Hairdresser’s car! ✂️
Good luck mark
Good luck Mark
Good luck Mark! #Westocar99
Good luck from the Cordell's.
Drive like the wind (or maybe a gentle breeze?!)👍☘️
Dave & Elaine Wightman
Good luck everyone
David & Linda Edwards
Good luck #Westocar99.
Gregg and Claire Tennent
Great charities and I’m sure some good fun along the way!
Sandra & Tony
Good luck, safe travels
Good luck Mark!
Ross & Pamela Nelson
All the best Mark
John & Siobhan Stenning
Good luck Mark
For Car 69, Let's Go
Westo should of gone for the deal.
Slapping this down against Car 5, ably being driven by Jon and Martin. After all who doesn’t love a Saab! Good luck to all of course and such a great causes - I hope you get to your target x
Caron - for Neil Car 7
Neil car 7
Penny and Will
Good luck Neil in #Car7
Danielle & Austin
Good luck Neil (car7) hope the Imola upgrades pay off 🚗
Good luck to car #Car69, and to the rest of the drivers. May you be blessed with good weather and fair roads.
Sheila and Bob Hinchliffe
Car 5 - Jon and Martin, very best of luck to you all. Take care and look after yourselves love Sheila and Bob x
13. My lucky number. Good work, Al. Have fun and drive safe. Rog.
Good luck Mark and all the team.
Well done and sounds like great fun
Have fun, drive safe Westo!
Good luck Westo!
Steve & Jackie
All the best Mark (car 99) and to the rest of the lads. A small donation from the Emerald Isle.
Best of luck to all involved.
Dr Jim Williamson
Good Luck Neil in car 99!!
Good luck to Mark and everyone else! #99
good luck #13 🏎️ Al &Team simply the best
Good luck guys - great initiative
Good luck Mark Westley and all.
All the best Mark and team, best of luck.
P and P
Wear a helmet!
Good luck Westo. Great Effort #Westocar99
Have fun Car53 Dan & George From us all at Hystar Group
Good luck to Westo #99 and also Al in #13!!
Car 13 where are you ?
Mark and Karen
Good luck Westocar 99 from Mark and Karen at 14
Good luck Car 66 and all!
Very best of luck to all taking part. Put the peddle to the rusty metal #13
Good luck all! #Westocar99
Good luck Westo!
Good luck Westo!
Charles and Helen Hyatt
Good luck Mark Westley in car number 99, hope it goes well!
Good luck Westo & car99. Great cause. Can we have some photos please?!!
Good luck Westo & Loz!
Louise and Trog
Good luck all of you!
Good luck mate. What an awesome adventure for such a good cause.
Matt, Sarah, Freddie, Theo and Elsie
Good Lucky Tony Enjoy the Trip !
Graham n Emma
Good luck don’t break down!
An awesome adventure for some amazing causes! Good luck George & Dan in Car 53! Anthony & Mia x
Good luck no.13
CAR 33 Get the slipper down P and drive safe. Love as always, Ems, Mark + Freddie
CAR 33 - get the slipper down P. Sounds so fun, drive safe. Ems, Mark + Freddie xxx
Car53 Dan & George - Good luck gents and I hope that Dan has made a wise choice on the car !!
Good luck car 33
Harry and Matty Cowan
Good luck George & Dan Car 53
Looks like a very worthy charity. Good luck and hope it stays dry 🤙🏻
Good luck to all involved - great event and hope you all make it. Givewheel, Freewheel - it's downhill all the way... #Car5, #Car53,
Good luck to, RGS350, Sean & Jonny and everybody taking part from all at Kingsway Mortgages.
Good Luck to Alister & Chris in Car #13 xx
Lois & Tom
Good luck 🤞 xx
Good luck lads, great cause & stay safe
For car 69 - Dimitri Good luck with this fun and worthy challenge Steve Lane & Nigel Packington and the Robinsons Commercial team
Good luck to all taking part
Good luck Dan and all. Send pics!
Wish you all every success with this great endeavour and for such a worthy cause.
One Financial Solutions
Many thanks to Pilgrim Brewery, your support is very much appreciated! If you ever want a fabulous locally brewed beer make your way to the Tap Room or indeed the Hatch public house!
Thanks ever so much to the CBW Foundation for their generosity in sponsoring car #99. If your need a fantastic accounting and tax advisor then CBW are a fantastic organisation.
Bon voyage best of luck car 13 from the crew honk honk!
“Dick Dastardly” or “Mutley” ?? Have fun !
Four great causes - well done and have a brilliant trip!
Good luck Al. (Car No.13.) A mini convertible, sounds like fun. Lots of love, Dus and Irini. Xx
Wishing you all luck and access to ventilation.
Why didn’t you get a bubble car Ali!! Good luck. Cheers Ian and Claire xx
Kay, Sean and the girls xx
Best of luck Ciss and the rest of you mad petrol heads! Delighted to be helping you support such fantastic charities
Jen and Troy
Good luck Laurie
Rob&TimCar71 Good luck!
Safe trip Chris!!
I hope the old bangers make it that far!
Good luck Dimitris and Car 69 - sounds like great fun, I hope you have breakdown cover!! Tim + Emma
Allez Neil Car 7
Great course enjoy the drive 👍
Good luck car 99
Go for it Wilson!
Julie and John
What a great cause and great way to raise money! Well done x
Trevor & Verity Jones
Car 33 Hope you get there !!
Car 5, Jon & Martin
Bev and Mark Brant ( Rob&TimCar71)
Enjoy the trip
Thanks to Wilna for sponsoring car 33
May I suggest Tim operates the pedals as he is less clumsy than Rob.
Go well Dan! Drive hard. Car53, Dan and George
Sharkeys for Rob&TimCar71
Plenty of sun cream on those slaps lads and don't forget some good tunes. Best of luck Rob&TimCar71
Best of luck!
Frank and Jan Ellis
Great cause George -hopefully the weather stays nice for you guys with those roofs down !!
Good luck Dan
Hope those flowing locks enjoy the breeze!!! Best of luck chaps.. Car53 Dan & George
Good luck & hope you get to keep the car, it suits you! Ailsa & Ola Rob&TimCar71
Great causes 💙 enjoy and good luck, Dad! Xx
Additional sponsorship funds will be made available in the event of: 1. Engine failure 2. Tyre puncture 3. Getting lost Rob&TimCar71
A massive thank you to the Aero Norway team for their very generous sponsorship of 4 of our cars. If ever you need a CFM56 engine overhauled or repaired these guys are the dogs bollocks
Good luck lads ref. Rob&TimCar71
Dave & Soph
Safe travels Chris and friends!
Go Car 53, Dan and George. Return of the Kings!!! Next time I’m coming!
Fi and Nick
Have a fab time!!!
Big thanks to Stephen and Agxio for sponsoring car 53!….👏👏👏
Huge thanks to Howe Maxted Group for Sponsoring Westo and Hardy's car
Good Luck Tim and Rob in Rob&TimCar71 ! Wishing you the ride of your life and safe travels :) Katherine
Good luck Simon! I assume your car will be the most tasteless?!
Well done Chris, have fun x
Well done Chris xx
M A Byers
Paul and Sara
Well done Chris on organismic such a great event. Good luck to you and all taking part. Sara and Paul xx
Happy travels to you all. Antibes get ready :-)
Fingers crossed for rain!
Have a blast…
Make sure you pack your sou’wester Mr D! 😂
Nou and Tone
Best wishes for a fun and successful 'dash'. How brilliant to be raising money for such worthy causes and having such a good time doing it! Good luck xx
Good luck 👍
Hope your passenger has ear defenders ….
Fantastic effort! And for such good causes. Have fun!!
Go Dan, don't forget the Ambre Solaire! Car53 Dan & George
Richard Gordon Smithson
Well done Robert! Have a great trip and take care!
Suporting Robert Smithson with is Mercedes
Good luck and have fun Rob and Tim (car 71)
James & Su Brailey
Best of luck!
Good luck Chaps!
Very happy.t to help such great causes