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Scrappy Races - Series 2 (2004-2005)
Four teams of brilliant bodgers have £1,500 and six weeks to build the ultimate scrappy racer.
They must be able to adapt their homemade banger to face any obstacle or challenge they may encounter and it has to be tough enough to survive a gruelling 1,000-mile journey across Britain.
Before each challenge, they have eight hours at a real roadside scrapheap to modify their vehicle for the task. If they can't finish the machine in the allotted time, they can't take part in the race.
Official site: [url]http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/S/scrappy_races/index.html[/url]
Source: PDTV (ABC2 in Australia, March 2009)
Four teams of brilliant bodgers have just six weeks and £1,500 to buy and build roadworthy road hogs to travel the length and breadth of Britain. The cars will also need to be readily convertible to face a series of challenges.
The first test is proving their hog is truly roadworthy and then racing head-to-head to decide who'll take the early top spot on the leader-board.
This week, our teams are travelling 100 miles from the start line in Suffolk to 11th-century Rockingham Castle in Northamptonshire. Waiting for them is an appointment with a giant archery circuit.
We're providing the arrows but the teams will be building the bows, which they have to attach to their radical roadsters. In order to succeed against our three intimidating medieval targets, our teams need to build some seriously strapping siege engines.
Our teams have a mountain to climb in this week's Scrappy Races. They have just eight hours to tweak their street-legal roadsters into vertigo-inducing hill climbers that can race up a precipitous one-in-two hill in the Yorkshire Dales.
This week we're on the banks of the River Tyne where our intrepid bodgers have to convert their roadworthy road hogs into ice cool fire trucks. Our extinguished guests have just eight hours in a Newcastle scrapyard to fabricate and forge their way to becoming the winners this week.
Our bold bodgers are nearing the end of their 1,000-mile odyssey. Today, our super scrappers must turn their weary wheels into bog-busting, border-breaking Mud Runners as they race through a maze of deep and dangerous muddy moats and across the finish line into Scotland.
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