London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 15 September 2011
The car (http://www.milliondollardatsun.com) will be driven by Alex Thistlethwayte and David Hiscox, amateurs in every sense of the word – neither has any motor racing experience and both are determined not to engage in any form of personal preparation ahead of the marathon event. This does not however mean that they are not entirely convinced of putting up a good performance in the race and have committed to refund sponsors donations and replace them with their own personal donations (up to a maximum of $1 million) if they do not complete the course.
Preparation of the car (currently known as the “ugly one”) for the event has been undertaken by Rally Preparation Services (RPS) of Witney. Neither Hiscox nor Thistlethwayte are mechanically capable, beyond the ability to re-fuel the car, and are therefore entirely dependant upon the quality of preparation at RPS.
The rally leaves London on January 1st 2012 and will continue for 13,500 km until finally reaching Cape Town on Jan 31st 2012.
All donations and sponsorship will be paid to Right Now Foundation who will use 75% of the amount to fund their works in India and will distribute to remaining 25% to Starfish Greathearts Foundation. Rally related costs will not be deducted from donations / sponsorship as Thistlethwayte and Hiscox will be funding these personally.
Hiscox and Thistlethwayte genuinely anticipate finishing the rally in first place. They are however somewhat delusional.
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For any further information please visit http://www.milliondollardatsun.com or contact Alex Thistlethwayte on 07870 154858, David Hiscox on 07882 516420 or email press(at)milliondollardatsun(dot)com.
The Right Now Foundation works with under privileged children in South East India and provides a happy home environment for children in danger, orphaned children and children suffering from HIV. Further information can be found at http://www.rightnow.org.uk.
Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international development charity, aiming to bring life, hope and opportunity to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Further information can be found at http://www.starfishcharity.org.