Rally driver Bron Burrell and her all-female crew, which campaigned in the London to Mexico Rally some 50 years ago, are looking to finish what they started with Mission to Mexico 2020 with Rally Round’s help.
In 1970 this extraordinary rally team set off in a first of its class Austin Maxi to take part in The Daily Mirror World Cup Rally from Wembley to Mexico City, a rally considered to be the most gruelling of all time.
50 years on, two of the original team are reunited with their beloved original rally car, Puff The Magic Wagon, and they are planning to finish the World Cup Rally they started in 1970.
The original Speed Queens will set off in January 2020 for Mexico City to complete the final leg of the rally that eluded them 50 years ago when they were forced to retire in Argentina after the car plunged into a ditch.
As the word spreads of this inspiring last leg of a rally spanning 50 years there is mounting interest from a cavalcade of other classic 1970 World Cup Rally cars that want to follow Puff and her vintage crew and be part of this extraordinary story of provenance and passion.
This new Mission to Mexico 2020 is being meticulously planned and managed by international rally organisers Rally Round, a highly experienced team that will ensure cars and drivers reach their final destination this time in great shape.
This story is not just about finishing a rally it’s also about inspiring and supporting others to follow their dreams and passions.
As part of the campaign the Silver Racers are also setting up Puff’s Promise with Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage, a fund that will support the training of new young talent for the classic rally car sector. The Heritage Skills Academy, supported by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and the StarterMotor Charity, brings together experts from across the Restoration Industry who are committed to teaching the old school skills and knowledge required to preserve and restore our engineering heritage.