We’ve been overwhelmed with the response to our UK Arrival Party on December 14th at the Folkestone Harbour Arm. It’s going to be the ultimate Christmas Party, with hundreds of Land Rovers both old and new from across the UK and Europe making the journey down to see us arrive on home turf after our long journey from Singapore.
The Last Overland has come a long way since our last dispatch from Nepal – and not just in terms of kilometres covered (although at 5,500km, that was pretty hefty too). As we came up to the half way mark on our journey from Singapore to London, we were expecting the coming three weeks to be our toughest yet, and we were not disappointed.
You’ve heard it here first. The official homecoming party for The Last Overland will be taking place between Folkestone and London on Saturday December 14th! We’ll be revealing more detail soon, but for now please save the date in your diary – particularly if you have a Land Rover.
Zubry is one of the oldest automotive events in Poland; the tradition dates back to November 1966, when it was founded by Sobieslaw Zasada, in the season when he won the first of his three European Championships. Mr Zasada was for many years the marshal of the event, and is now a regular participant.
It’s been three weeks since our last ‘Tales from the Road’, and what a three weeks it’s been… We’ve covered almost 2,500km since we last sat down to write in southern Thailand, crossing the length of beguiling Burma (Myanmar) and on to the breath-taking views and spine-rattling roads of north-east India.
Today we meet Renee Brinkerhoff, who is one of the only women drivers to compete and succeed in what is known as the most dangerous road race of its kind in the world. But Renee is not all about Porsche racecar and La Carrera Panamericana. She i salso there to help other women be stronger and reach out for their best.
Renée Brinkerhoff is a racecar driver in La Carrera Panamericana and founder of Valkyrie Racing. In 2013, at the age of 57, in her first car race of any kind, she became the first woman in the history of the race to win her class, in their debut year, Renée achieved something beyond her wildest dreams.