TEAMS of adventurous travellers will take to movie-themed cars as they embark on a voyage from Blenheim Palace to the northern French coast.

The Twin Town Challenge 2018 will see 100 cars - all worth less than £500 - leave the Woodstock heritage site later this month to take on the epic challenge, which raises funds for Charlbury-based charity SpecialEffect.

As participants make their journey through the Eurotunnel to Witney's twin town of Le Touquet, groups will take on 12 challenges ranging from car pool karaoke to car boxing.

Organiser Brendon Cross, vice president of SpecialEffect, said: "It’s absolutely brilliant to be involved in this event – the spectacle of it is incredible.

"I really can’t describe what it feels like to see all the cars lines up outside Blenheim Palace. It’s a lot of fun and something that everyone can buy into."

Teams are invited to take their car to Blenheim Palace on Friday, May 25, dressed for the Oscars.

The palace grounds are expected to be awash with vehicles based on silver screen classics. Mr Cross said that three teams were set to show up in Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine.

Teams are expected to arrive in France at around 1pm. Then it's on to Le Touquet where teams will be greeted by the mayor.

The weekend will be jam-packed with activities. On Saturday, teams can emulate Wayne's World and and James Corden by performing in their own video of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Teams will also have the chance to take on 'car booty' - a challenge that invites groups to seek out a variety of obscure items.

The next day there will be car jousting, bowling, boxing and fencing at Le Pilotage Stadium.

Though full of fun, the event has a serious mission at its heart: raising cash for SpecialEffect, which adapts video games for children living with disabilities.

Mr Cross continued:‘The unique event brings together incredible people to help Charlbury-based SpecialEffect make a life-changing difference to so many disabled and disadvantaged people.

"This will be the largest event yet with 100 cars costing no more than £500 leaving Blenheim Palace in an attempt to beat the TTC16 total of £330,000.

"The generosity of our sponsors, participants, volunteers and our friends in Witney’s twin town of Le Touquet is quite staggering and we really do believe that we can raise half a million pounds this year."

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