Epic euro journey for Grangemouth’s Greig

Greig (second left ) with the team
Greig (second left ) with the team

A Grangemouth student travelled 3250 miles across Europe taking in some of the continent’s most picturesque scenery and attractions - in a beat-up Nissan Bluebird.

Greig Newman took in seven countries in five days with colleagues from West Lothian College in the Motoscape Banger Rally, which is a race for old cars.

The group of four decided on an Egyptian theme for the adventure decorating their car like a pyramid and dressing as pharoahs and mummies and won second prize in the rally’s best designed car competition.

Greig (18), who studies City and Guilds in vehicle maintenance and repair, said: “This was an amazing opportunity to see a lot of Europe and get involved with the daily challenges and excitement of the rally.

“A fantastic finish was made even better by an incredible train journey home through the Alps.”

“It’s something I would recommend to any student. The one word I would use to sum it all up would be ‘awesome’.”

The epic journey started in Hull with a ferry to Zeebrugge then on to dunkirk for a history lesson and a chance to pay their respects to fallen heroes at the war monument.

They also visited the famous Nurburging race track in Germany, Austria’s Black Forest and the legendary Stelvio Pass in the Alps.