A BRIGHOUSE businessman has turned into Batman for a 3,200-mile fancy dress rally.
Steve Pountney is driving from the town to Valencia in eastern Spain wearing four fancy dress costumes to raise money for the Forget Me Not Trust.
He and friend Steve Charlton will don outfits including Batman and Robin, a banana and grapefruit, a nun and a bishop and Freddie Flintstone and Barney Rubble for the four-day road trip.
They have already raised more than £1,400 for the children’s hospice appeal.
Steve said: “We will be wearing different fancy dress outfits each day and driving a car which we have named The Joker.
“It’s 1,600 miles each way and we are hoping the car makes it.
“It will be a great run out; we will be in convoy with other drivers for most of the way, though I doubt they’ll be as dressed up as we will be.”
The duo set off from Brighouse on Wednesday and headed to Calais’
They then drove towards Italy, across towards Monaco and then on to Valencia.
It is part of the Ram Shackle Rally, with the rules saying they had to buy a car for £100.
They found a K-reg BMW 5-20 Series.
Steve, the owner of Cfs transport and clearance on Atlas Mill Road, picked the Forget Me Not Trust because they both believe it is a worthwhile local cause which can help many young children.
Steve, who celebrated his 43rd birthday yesterday, added: “I think it’s a great charity.
“Last weekend we managed to raise £420 at a charity night at the Tipp Inn and I had already raised £1,000.
“Hopefully we can raise as much as we can for them.”