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TV COMPANY MOTORS FOR MACMILLAN: ROUTE 66 – THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Thursday 4 September, 2014
London via LA to NY, September 2014 A British TV production company is aiming to raise £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in a “challenging road trip across the USA”. Jamie Branson, Chairman of View TV Group, is joining forces with his colleagues at Only Motors – a production company within the Group – to drive from LA to New York via the famous Route 66. The idea is to make 12 TV programmes in just 12 days. The event, which was dreamt up by Branson, kicks off with a flight from London on 21st September 2014. Once in the States, the crew will steer across the star spangled continent, stopping off to make various TV features every day. Branson said: “This is undoubtedly going to be a challenging road trip across the USA. But it’ll be worth it. Macmillan has supported both me and my family over the past couple of years, and various members of the team have benefited from Macmillan’s support when they lost relatives to cancer. Consequently we all felt compelled to support all charities fighting the effects of this deadly disease.” The entrepreneur added: “Being in the media means we’re clearly able to raise awareness about cancer, and as we’re all about cars at Only Motors, we can do it in an entertaining, imaginative way. “We’ll be covering 4,000 miles of tarmac in not just any car – it’ll be an electrically powered motor. But the real test is completing more than 100 scenes of film shoots while we’re out on the road and at our pit-stops.” The challenge has been separated into 12 days, visiting 12 towns and cities as follows: 21 st September - Day 1 – London to Los Angeles 22 nd September - Day 2 – Los Angeles to Las Vegas 23 rd September- Day 3 – Las Vegas to Holbrook 24 th September - Day 4 – Holbrook to Albuquerque 25 th September - Day 5 – Albuquerque to Amarillo 26 th September - Day 6 – Amarillo to Tulsa 27 th September - Day 7 – Tulsa to Springfield 28 th September - Day 8 – Springfield to St Louis 29 th September - Day 9 – St Louis to Chicago 30 th September- Day 10 – Chicago to Indianapolis 1 st October - Day 11 – Indianapolis to Pittsburgh 2 nd October - Day 12 – Pittsburgh to New York For the detailed plan of each city visited, including stop locations, local features and evening entertainment please see http://onlymotors.com/route-66/ Some money raised for Macmillan by Only Motors’ ‘ Route 66 – The Ultimate Challenge’ will be through sponsorship of the vehicle. There is still time for companies to help. To find out more please contact: Jonathon George Commercial Project Manager Only Motors 0203 137 2900 07961 725548 [email protected] About Only Motors Only Motors is a motoring television Production Company with a web, mobile and tablet viewing platform at http://onlymotors.com . The team at Only Motors produces more than 100 pieces of video content per month and over 100 fresh news stories per month to provide a one stop interactive portal for motoring and entertainment in the UK. About Macmillan “When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there. We’ll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.” No one should face cancer alone. For support, information or if you just want to chat, call MacMillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk . Only Motors media contact: Tim Barnes-Clay Car Reviews and Features Editor Only Motors 0203 137 2900 07949 106155 [email protected] END ###


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