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TWO intrepid ‘Ghostbusters’ are using their spirit of adventure on a 1,000-mile charity race across Europe.

Friends Mark Haskard and Rob Walford are entering the wacky Crumball Rally next month in a 1993 VW Passat they have converted into a replica of the car used in the Ghostbusters film.

Cars used in the rally must not be worth more than £200, but the three-day ‘Mission Impossible’ from Reims in France to Prague is about more than the challenge of coaxing their wreck to the finish point.

Mark (40), of Surfleet Road, Pinchbeck, said: “We will be raising money for Cancer Research. I think everyone has been touched by cancer in some way – both my parents and my grandparents had it and I have had a scare.

“The charity does such good research and so we are hoping to raise a lot of money for them.”

As well as converting the car, Mark and Rob, who is from Hemel Hempstead, will be dressing up as characters from the film.

Mark said: “It’s great fun. Last year we did the race from Bologne to Nice in a Vauxhall Astra dressed as the Mafia, but that was not for charity.

“This time we thought we would help a good cause, too.”

The journey, which starts on Friday, July 20, includes some treacherous roads.

Mark said: “The Stelvio Pass road has 48 hairpin turns to the top of the Alps.

“It’s going to be a tough three days.

“We want to drum up as much support as possible.”

l Anyone who would like to help them raise money for Cancer Research, can visit