| 06/04/2013 | 0 Comments

On Sunday 31 March, four retired avid Suzuki fans began a 28,000 mile fundraising tour around the world in aid of Save the Children and the Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington, Hampshire.

The expedition was masterminded by retired businessman Les Carvall. The big idea originally came about after Les admired a large convoy of classic cars driving past him on the Paris – Peking Rally.  Since that day two years ago, Les has tirelessly set up the huge logistical project virtually unaided and the team of four men who are all in their Seventies will travel alone with no frills, luxuries or even a support crew.

Suzuki_Challenge_1The progress through 16 countries and across three continents is monitored by Yellowbrick Tracker with updates to the website being added four times a day. As with any charity project, all donations would be gratefully accepted and a Just Giving page has been set up on www.heavencanwaitimbusy.com . Progress can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

Suzuki_Challenge_2Jimnys were chosen for the trip as the team wanted to prove that the mammoth five month journey could be achieved in low cost 4×4 vehicles which have a very strong record of durability around the world. To prove the reliability of Jimny, the crew travels in two new cars of largely standard specification apart from additional luggage racks, All Terrain tyres, modified springs and dampers and heavy duty front and rear bumpers.

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