Driving a city car in its intended environment can be a tiresome feat in itself, but taking one out of its comfort zone and parading it up one of the world’s harshest terrains is a whole different matter. That’s exactly what the team behind Africa Record Run are doing, by driving a Fiat Panda from Cape Town in South Africa to London, and all in 10 days!
Kenya – Nairobi (Camel Crossing)
The team are hailing the experience as “the ultimate test-drive for a reasonably-priced car” whilst simultaneously attempting to break the previous Cape Town-London record of 14 days, something that is not that easy when life keeps getting in the way. A look at some of their most recent updates reveals, for example, that shattered glass punctured every one of their tyres! And Ethiopia, having problems of a bigger scale, wasn’t exactly overflowing with petrol, so the team have had their fair share of setbacks. On a serious note, it’s not just an exercise in testing the Panda, though – they’re raising money for their chosen charity, Farm Africa.
Philip Young and Paul Brace – Table Top Mountain View
On last check the guys had just passed through the Libyan borders and were well on their way to the European leg of the journey.
You can keep up with all of the latest mishaps and adventures on their Facebook: AfricaWorldRecordRun.
Here are some more exciting photo’s of the trip:
The team landing at Abu Simbel
Watch out for the Police Spikes!
Crossing the Zambezi (images courtesy of Africa Record Run)
Follow the guys live on the YellowBrick Tracking Map
Hope you’ve enjoyed the article and you get behind such a good cause for a worthy charity Farm Africa. Please donate here: Fundraising For Farm Africa