The organisers of the East African Safari Classic Rally have announced the dates of the 2013 event: 21st to the 29th of November.
I blogged the 2011 event in full with Race4Change.org and Tuthill Porsche. We had a ball, with R4C driver Björn Waldegård taking his sixth Safari victory and the first for a Porsche on the world’s toughest rally. You can read about our adventures using the East African Safari Classic tag.
Further down the field, Race4Change supremo Steve Funk finished 6th in a Tuthill Porsche, and Travis Pastrana (above) came and raced with us, keeping the team and the crowds entertained with his uptempo personality and superbly attack-minded approach. “The best three days of my life” was how Travis described his experience.
No sooner had the 2013 dates been made public than I had a number of emails from people interested in competing. Did I know anyone looking for a driver, or a navigator? All enquiries should go to Richard Tuthill – he may know people.
We’ll probably blog and follow the 2013 event in the same or more detail as last time, but I won’t be doing it on my own. That was totally nuts! Will be a Ferdinand Porsche Magazine editorial assistant on the books by then. Count on us to bring you all the Porsche news from another epic Safari.
Here’s a nice bit of Race4Change video to explain what R4C is all about. Makes me quite emotional: a brilliant cause with huge potential. Roll on next year!