The unsung heroes of the REAL Rally 2017

June 7, 2017

The REAL Rally took place two weeks ago and saw a combination of 25 ‘bangers’ and classic cars embark on an adventure travelling across France and Belgium.

After it’s second successful year, Remit were thrilled to have been invited to join the rally and entered a vehicle in to the ‘Bangers’ category, named “Battered n’ Bruge.” Whilst Remit Chairman, Rob Foulston entered his Ferrari Dino into the classic car category.

Rather than choose a car our two colleagues, Neale and Michael would be comfortable in driving, Remit chose to ‘put the learner at the heart’ and picked a Forfour Smart car that would allow the learners to get involved.






The Remit ‘banger’ was prepared by our very own talented Vehicle Paint Apprentices from across the country. With each of the cars’ panels painted a different colour it definitely turned a few heads in the quaint French countryside.

You may have seen a few pictures across our social media platform during the Rally, but we wanted to show you the unsung heroes behind the Remit banger and give a shoutout to the supportive employers they work for.

Pictured below are: Josh Davies from Forward Motors, Reece Crips from SCH Coachworks and Logan Rowles from Gloucester SHB Hire Ltd.

Josh Davies, Forward Motors

Reece Crips and Remit Assessor Brian Coleman, SCH Coachworks

Logan Rowles, Gloucester SHB Hire Ltd









Also a special mention to those we didn’t manage to get a picture of, Georgie Day from AW Repair Centre Markham Vale, the team at AW Repair Centre Nottingham and the team at Paintology Nottingham!

The rally was organised and headed up by Bob Linwood from the charity, REAL. All the money raised will go towards REALfriends, supporting bullied children, and REALexperience, creating apprentice opportunities for school and college leavers in the vehicle repair industry, a scheme which is supported by the industry charity, AutoRaise.

The Remit representatives had a fantastic time and saw this as the perfect opportunity to showcase the work of some of our brilliant apprentices!