Race4Change arrives in Africa: Kenya Calling

As I write, the majority of the Race4Change team has arrived in Kenya for its final visit of 2011, and the climax of this year’s mission: to raise awareness of microfinance as a means to empower the women of Kenya and beyond, as we race the legendary East African Safari Rally.

While most of our team arrived by air, Race4Change navigator Andrew Doig just sent me some pictures of his road trip to Mombasa in the well and truly used Subaru Legacy: 337,000 kilometres and counting, at 180 km/h! That’s just under 210,000 miles and 112 mph in old money: not bad for an old Subaru on these roads!

I’ve had three Legacy wagons like Andrew’s (below) and know they are tough as old boots: I still have an Outback wagon and wouldn’t be without a Scooby. But a Legacy wouldn’t last thirty miles on the desert stages our Porsche 911s will endure over ten days, from November 19th to 28th.

The organisers have just posted map pictures of the times and stages on their Facebook page, which we will post in our morning updates once the rally starts. But there’s no substitute to proper pics from the event itself, which we hope to be able to bring you at least twice daily, once the race gets going.

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About John Glynn

John Glynn is the owner of Ferdinand Porsche Magazine and resident Race4Change media expert & blogger. John owns five classic Porsche cars and knows the Porsche scene inside out. Check out his articles on the Ferdinand Porsche Blog at www.ferdinandmagazine.com.
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