Crumball Rally’s “Mission Impossible”, is a banger rally very loosely themed on the films of the Tom Cruise secret agent Ethan Hunt and has been a favourite since it was launched in 2009 and subsequently sold out in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Taking place over a long weekend it passes through France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany onto the final destination of Prague, the fabulous city epitomised in the first of the “MI” films.
The route throws in the usual “hurdles”, in order to make completing the event at least a “Mission Improbable”, including the challenge of one of the “world’s best driving roads”, the legendary “Stelvio Pass”. Also plenty of opportunity for eating, drinking and socialising away the evenings.
The “Mission Impossible” rally is designed to provide a fun but challenging route from NW France to Prague. The rally itself lasts 3 days, although like all our events you will of course need to allow time to get to the start, which for this event is in Reims (which is 2.5 hours drive from Calais or Boulogne).
Aside from the fine scenery offered by alpine mountains and lakes, we follow the medieval cultural route in Southern Germany, which includes the magical Neuschwanstein (the inspiration for Walt Disney’s fantasy Disneyland castle).
The event finishes with an awards ceremony in Prague city centre on the Sunday, giving teams the opportunity to either scrap the cars before flying home on Monday, (or driving back if they so choose).
The base entry fee inclusive of 2 people in a car, including a set of stickers and rally plaque, is £355 per car. Earlybird sign-ups benefit from substantial discounts however. Entry fee per car with 2 people is only £235 before the end of November 2019, and then £295 between December 2019 and the end of January 2020. Additional passengers are £65 each.
Spaces are limited to 80 cars, so please sign up as soon as possible. For payment details please click onto and complete the Sign Up page, which will automatically direct you to PayPal, where you can pay by debit or credit card. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that the entry fee does not include any accommodation or ferries).
Sorry but no! Trust us, you really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether your chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Our advice is to travel light, so it will be easier to thumb a lift with other Crumballers if necessary.
Aside from the ever present challenge of hoping your chariot doesn’t “self-destruct in the next 5 seconds”, we give you a couple of tasks to perform en-route, but if you just want to “tom cruise” through the countryside then that’s fine by us too.
Remember rule number 1, this is categorically not a race across Europe, but a leisurely drive by like minded people, and there will be no advantage in arriving first.
Managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be reward enough but at the final night’s presentation ceremony, a cash prize will be awarded to the top 3 teams scoring the cumulative highest from the daily tasks. The overall winner will also receive a suitably dodgy trophy and Champagne! An additional prize will also be awarded by vote, for the best “pimp my ride” paint scheme. Everyone is a winner and each participant will also be provided with an appropriately rubbish memento on finishing.
Details of the general route can be seen on the route page and stop over points will be advised via Facebook and sent to you when you register so that you can book your accommodation in advance. Approximately a month before the start of the rally we will send you your rally guide which will contain final route details etc. and any advance task requirements (!) etc.