Ladies and Gentleman, introducing...
As you may have heard, next year we are returning to Europe as it may be our last chance to dump a bunch of British cars in a faraway EU country - while it's still legal.
Places on Dumball 2018 are strictly limited.
If you have not yet been invited via email then come back to our site on September 14th when applications will be open to the general public.
Applications are now open to the public! Sign up now at dumball.org/joinus/
Great. What are you talking about?
We'll tell you what we are talking about. 10 days and 9 nights of limitless fun, behind the wheel of a banger that you've lovingly designed and customised for the job. 12 countries, some of the world's greatest roads, and the odd party that you'll never forget (even if you'd rather you did sometimes).
So you're a stickler for detail? Well how's about this: On Friday 14th September 2018, the Dumball will be making a long awaited return to Brighton sea front, where our cavalcade of fancy dress mayhem will bring the seaside town to a standstill once more. You put together a team of 2-4 people. You buy a banger for less than £500. You turn up - and we do the rest. From Brighton we drive in convoy to Corfu, Greece. We take the Eurotunnel under the channel to Calais, cross the Alps, swing by Venice, drive through Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and finally on Friday 21th we board the ferry to our island paradise. On Saturday the 22nd we have a huge party, a glittering awards dinner, and on Sunday the 23rd we ditch our wheels, say goodbye... and cry. To see the route in detail click here.
Wow. That is a whole lot of fun. What's the deal then Guv'nor?
The deal is this. You pay £625 per person. In return you get 9 nights accommodation in 3-5 star hotels. Breakfast, plus the odd dinner here and there is included. We provide stickers to adorn your car, t-shirts, loan of a radio so you can communicate with your fellow dumballers, plus the chance to win a monkey that is carved out of a coconut. A bloody coconut.
Right sign me up - this sounds like the greatest way to spend 10 days I've ever heard of.
Not so fast. There is a catch. In return for this amazing opportunity, you and your team mates promise to pledge to raise £1000 each for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The TCT is transforming the lives of youngsters with cancer, and it's a cause very close to our hearts. If you do your bit (it's not hard) - then we will guarantee you a week you will never forget.
Places on the 2018 Dumball are strictly limited. Grab this opportunity while you can. We will endeavour to approve your application within 7 days (we're all volunteers at HQ, you know), at which point you will need to pay in full to confirm your place (credit cards accepted).
To register for Dumball 2018: Nothing Compares to EU come back here on 14th September.