Charity drive for Shropshire movie car enthusiasts


Some of the custom vehicles participating in the Big Sky Rally

The Big Sky Rally is an brainchild of cancer survivor Tim Preece, 58, who along with 13 friends and family will tackle the six-day return trip to John O’Groats in eight cars and vans personalized.

Tim, from Burwarton – between Bridgnorth and Ludlow – said: “The event aims to spread the message about prostate cancer and the importance of regular checkups for men while raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Big Sky Rally organizer Tim Preece with his custom Mad Max movie car

“A few years ago I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and my goal is to educate every man over 50 about a simple annual blood test for PSA which can help save lives.

“The entire team has been touched by prostate cancer either as companions with disabilities or as caring family members and friends and we all know how important it is that we carry this message. “

He added: “We wanted to do something fun to highlight the cause and we thought a rally would be a great idea – then we decided to do it with machines that didn’t cost more than £ 500 and which have been personalized into movie cars. “

Vehicles include Tim’s Mad Max Hyundai Coupe, a Toyota Back To The Future, and a BMW Dukes of Hazard.

The Big Sky Rally will start from The Kabin in Kinlet, Shropshire on Saturday 10 July and aim to reach John O’Groats on Tuesday 13 July before returning to the Midlands on Thursday 15 July. The Scottish adventure will take in Arrochar, Glen Coe, Inverness and Perth.

Anyone wishing to donate to the charitable campaign can do so at


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