Tuthill Porsche tackles South African Classic Rally

World famous Porsche specialist, Tuthill Porsche, is amongst the first to commit to the inaugural Classic Rally of South Africa.

Held over five days from September 1, the 2014 Classic Rally of South Africa will cover more than 2,000 kms, including 800 kms of special stages through the incredible Mpumalanga Valley, close to the Kruger National Park, and South Africa’s borders with Mozambique and Swaziland.

The South African classic is the brainchild of Surinder Thatthi, former head of the East African Safari Classic Rally and FIA World Council representative for Africa.

Early entrants, John Lloyd and co-driver Adrian Cavenagh, have chosen a Tuthill Porsche 911 to attack this epic endurance event, prepared to Tuthill’s proven Safari specification. Lloyd has previously tasted Tuthill success, finishing fourth overall on the 2005 Safari Classic in a Porsche 911 prepared at the rally team’s base in Wardington, Oxfordshire.

“We’re excited to be heading for South Africa, racing to win in an all-new location,” says Richard Tuthill. “The team behind Classic South Africa is the same group that made Safari such a test of car and character. With a challenging route through a glorious landscape, no doubt this rally will be just as exciting.

“Thanks to a discounted entry fee on the inaugural event, we’ve created some attractive arrive-and-drive packages with full car support. Enjoying a Tuthill Safari Porsche at speed through some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not to be missed. The opportunity to break new ground is rare in rallying, so we’re looking forward to a strong Team Tuthill presence in Nelspruit on September 1st.”

Drivers interested in Tuthill Porsche’s South Africa plans can email info@tuthillporsche.com or call Tuthill Porsche on 01295 750 514.