Fun-loving Flintstones' Euro banger adventure
Two determined drivers are getting ready to "Yabba Dabba Zoom" as they look to cover 2,500 miles in a week dressed as Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.
Friends Simon Murphy and Ed Baker will dress as the cartoon characters for part of the trek in their bid to raise money for two charities.
Their car has been spray-painted with a dinosaur motif – because it really should be extinct.
The pair will leave their homes in Witham St Hugh's, south of Lincoln on Friday, September 6, in what they describe as a 'clapped-out' Volvo.
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But the 20-year-old 2.5 litre 850 estate is considered a safe bet to complete the 10-country route of the 2013 Motoscape Banger Rally.
And the Lincolnshire County Council colleagues have already raised more than £1,800 towards their £3,500 target, to be shared by the Lullaby Trust cot death charity and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
"We both know a family who lost their daughter to cot death last year and we've been affected by breast cancer in our own families," said Mr Murphy, 38, who is an LCC transport officer.
"We've both done similar events in the past with other people and we thought we'd team up for this one.
"We thought it would be great to raise money for two charities while enjoying a great road-trip adventure into the bargain!
"As we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience last time, when we had the opportunity to be involved with this one we jumped at the chance."
Mr Baker, 31, (pictured below, left) didn't have much luck last time out. He was involved in the 2006 Mongol Rally right up to the moment when his Peugeot 106 crashed and was written off.
Starting in northern France, the Motoscape Banger Rally takes in countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
It also includes a lap of the fearsome Nurburgring racetrack in Germany and a descent of the famous Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps.
And if the ancient Volvo does bring the pair back to Witham St Hugh's they will expect to have shelled out at least £400 to fill the petrol tank at least 10 times.
Follow their progress on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/missinglincsrally