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PostSubject: The Ultimate Challenge – Around the World 4x4 Charity Drive   Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:23 pm

How about this for a challenge?

Four over 70’s in two Suzuki Jimnys are about to embark on one hellava drive – a circumnavigation of the world in four months. As if that’s not enough of a challenge, there will be no luxury and no frills, just four old guys, one a BIG tent and doubtless … a lot of snoring!

Entitled “The Ultimate Challenge” they will be raising funds for a new charity – “Heaven Can Wait I'm Busy” – supporting local and national organisations. As they themselves say, “the idea is to prove that age is no barrier when it comes to getting up and getting on with living life and giving something back to society”.

Departing at the end of this month (March) they will of course also gratefully accept any donation of whatever size to the charity.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

They’ve got a sponsorship idea going whereby, for the princely sum of £5, you can have your name (or company name) “displayed on a vehicle that will travel around the world”.

See www.heavencanwaitimbusy.com/roll-of-honour.html

Departing at the end of this month (March) they will of course also gratefully accept any donation of whatever size towards their sizeable fuel/ferry costs.

After the event they will be auctioning off the Jimnys. To this end, I have offered them a free promotional pitch at ADVENTURE OVERLAND … The 4x4, Bike & Trekking Travel Show at Stratford Racecourse 28-29 September 2013 where hopefully they can raise a goodly amount for the vehicles (TBC).

Personally, I think they’re barking mad as 26,000+ miles in a Suzuki Jimny would test the patience of a fit 25-year old, so fair play to them for setting the bar so high. Hence this appeal on their behalf, as I reckon they are going to need all the help they can get – and what better then raising a stack of cash for their charity? Now that’s a great incentive!

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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:08 am

Nice one Tom, nice to see there's life in the old rinckleys, me included. Can't wait to meet them at the show and will certainly sponsor cheers1 them
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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:15 pm

"old rinckleys" - I know what you mean. wrinklies ... tut tut, go and stand in the corner! If however you're going to send them a fiver, then I'll let you off. clapping

Anyway, when you say wrinklies, thought you were talking about me there, you're half my age! scratch


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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:24 am

Can't believe I done that computer-22 can't even think of an excuse!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:04 am

Well, maybe not half my age, plus clearly the ol' brain cells are dying off at a far quicker rate than mine! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:30 am

Just so you are aware:-

The leaving celebrations for The Ultimate Challenge will take place at the Novotel Hotel, Southampton on Sunday 31st March 2013.

It all kicks off around 9.30am and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits for everyone attending. The event will be filmed by Viewpoint Productions as part of the overall film/DVD 'While We Have Time', and Julian Clegg from BBC Radio Solent will be waving the chequered flag to send them off around 11.30am.

If you’re around they would appreciate your support. Be aware though that it’ll be busy in the area, so leave yourself plenty of time!

More details of the send off: www.heavencanwaitimbusy.com/latest-news.html

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PostSubject: The Ultimate Challenge   Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:52 pm

Crazy old guys are going to drive around the world in Suzuki Jimnys for charity. They'll attempt to do this in only 5 months, it will be pretty non stop.

Leaving Southampton Novotel on March 31st 11am they'll travel through Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstand, back into Russia, Mongolia, back into Russia through to Vladisvostok, where they hopefully get on a RORO to Japan. Across Japan for 10 days then onto a container ship across to Seattle. From Seattle they'll north to Anchorage (they're going up there because they wanted to take the most northerly route around the world), from Anchorage back into Canada and across America. On another container back to Southampton by the end of August. Sounds easy when you say it quickly. But it is going to be fairly gruelling for the old guys.

They be tracked by a Yellowbrick tracker which will feed up to date locations throughout on the website www.heavencanwaitimbusy.com

I will attempt to keep up to date posting on here but if you want more info, visit the website. We can also be found on twitter @JimnyChallenge and on FB http://www.facebook.com/heavencanwaitimbusy

Ultimately it is a charity event so if you can spare a tenner you can donate through the site. Every penny gratefully received.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:17 am

In case you're wondering Maureen, as I already had started a thread on the Ultimate Challenge, I added your post on to the end of mine ... seamless! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:15 pm

Can't believe they are already 19 days into their trip. Only 134 days to go then!

Tracker showing their latest position: www.heavencanwaitimbusy.com/our-latest-position.html


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PostSubject: Re: The Ultimate Challenge   Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:42 pm

Awesome!!

I hope their shipping is more successful - time-wise - than ours was ...

Keep up the travelling!

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