Monthly Archives: November 2011

Throughout the 2011 Safari Rally, Race4Change and Ferdinand Porsche Magazine pushed large numbers of users towards the Safari Rally’s live tracking tools, overlaid with Google Earth. We used it every stage and found it invaluable in keeping up with progress … Continue reading

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Well, the rally is over. In the end, we won and took sixth place: our Iowa farm boy philanthropist beating Race4Change’s fourth car, driven by a six-time Kenyan Rally Champion. That was Ian Duncan, who finished seventh. I’m waiting for … Continue reading

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Having spent over two years getting ready for this incredible event, it’s hard to believe the 2011 Safari Rally is over. It’s been a roller coaster for all of us: emotional ups and downs amidst personal struggles to stay motivated … Continue reading

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Just had this through from our man Andrew Doig at the podium in Mombasa – first picture of the 2011 Safari winners. I’m sure many more will be taken today, and in the weeks to come. So exciting!

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We have done it! We have won the 2011 Safari Rally, with Björn Waldegård behind the wheel of a Tuthill Porsche-prepared 911. We’re waiting for official confirmation of the result before the podium ceremony at 1pm in Mombasa, Kenya, but … Continue reading

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The day 8 data is in, and its been a decent day for the Race4Change Safari Rally team. Though it was disappointing to lose car 24 due to a snapped rear torsion bar tube – 24 is the Tanzanite Blue … Continue reading

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Do you fear failure? Or do you embrace it as part of the learning experience: the path that can open doors you didn’t know existed? Travis Pastrana (above) is the perfect advocate for our Race4Change: a genuine guy, hugely talented … Continue reading

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Here’s another great short video from Funk Factory Films featuring Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women’s World Banking talking about why Safari is the perfect platform to launch this idea of racing to empower women. Mary Ellen also wonders how we … Continue reading

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I’m currently tracking stage 21 on the rally’s Google Earth software. It is a nail biter: sixth place Grégoire de Mévius has just got moving again after being stopped for ages at what I am being told is a mud … Continue reading

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Björn and Mathias Waldegård starting day 8 of the 2011 Safari Classic Rally seven seconds down on P1 was always going to mean an exciting first stage of the day. That is what we got. The former World Champion set … Continue reading

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