Protecta Insurance


Blog Archives

Team Protecta reach Wanaka

Team Protecta from Protecta Insurance, who are driving a 6-cylinder 1996 Ford Fairmont, have made it to the South Island and have reached Wanaka for their rest day.

Team Protecta’s make-shift aerial

Prior to this, the team travelled through the quake-damaged Kaikoura, stopped in Christchurch and navigated through the windy roads of the West Coast, all without encountering any problems with their “banger.”

They’ve managed to update their banger throughout the course. While waiting to board the ferry, innovative crew member Carey installed a new aerial. “He’s done a mint job, looks damn near factory!” said the Team of his effort.

 “Today is the official rest day in Wanaka, we’ll use the time to get up to date with the chores such as giving the car a check over, catching up on emails, doing laundry etc,” says the Team.

The group of 15 set themselves the challenge of travelling from Auckland to Bluff in a convoy of cheap cars, each bought for $2000 or less, in order to raise funds for Hopeworks Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis NZ. 

The event runs over 13 days starting on the 10th April 2018 and finishing on the 22nd April 2018.

If you want to support Team Protecta, click here to donate. In 2016, they managed to raise over $10,000!

Getting ready to head off on Bangers to Bluff

Just about ready to go – a quick bit of background on Team Protecta, our banger, and Bangers to Bluff in general

Posted by Team Protecta on Monday, 9 April 2018

Tagged with: , ,

“Bangers to Bluff” is underway

The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay’s “Bangers to Bluff” rally is currently well underway, with day two of the rally nearly complete. 

The group of 15 set themselves the challenge of travelling from Auckland to Bluff in a convoy of cheap cars, each bought for $2000 or less, in order to raise funds for Hopeworks Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis NZ. 

Team Protecta’s ‘banger’

Apart of the group is Team Protecta from Protecta Insurance, who are driving a 6-cylinder 1996 Ford Fairmont. Despite the budget car, the group have not encountered any major problems since departing Auckland. The team are currently heading for Fielding.

The event runs over 13 days starting on the 10th April 2018 and finishing on the 22nd April 2018.

To give the drivers a little competition, each car competes for the banger points award, with the objective to gain the most Banger Points.

We will be providing updates on the rally and how Team Protecta progress through the course. 

Tagged with: , ,