Two Lancastrians joined a convoy to the continent to raise money for charity.
David Gardner and Mark Johnson set off to Hamburg along with 26 other cars on a mammoth 1980s-themed fundraising car rally to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
The pair, from Clitheroe, got involved in the adventure with David’s employer, Keyline, a supplier of building materials, nominated the men’s health fund as their chosen charity.
David, a regional director said: “We’re a very male-dominated industry and tend to have a lot of male customers so it is important for us to raise funds and awareness.
“We do all sorts, abseiling, fun runs, cycling, charity balls, and we’ve almost hit the £1m mark.”
Previous car rallies including an Italian Job rally and a James Bond Thunderball themed rally raised more than £110,000 and on the fifth, 80s-themed rally, participants were urged to dress up in fancy dress.
“Each of us had to find a car that was related to our character for no more than £1,500.
“As I was dressed as Edward Woodward from the Equaliser, I drove an old Jaguar.
“But we had Ghostbusters car, the A-team van, KIT from Knightrider and a little car for the Mario Brothers; it was great. We got a lot of funny looks on the motorway.”
The team of drivers covered almost 2,500 miles.
David said: “We have raised roughly £112,000 for this rally but there is still money coming in.
“We’re looking at the final total being around £140,000.”
Ex-international footballer and supporter of Prostate Cancer UK, Luther Blissett, also took part in this year’s rally as an ambassador.
He said: “It is also about awareness raising and I urge all men to know their risks of prostate cancer.”