Cape Crusaders – Bentleys brave brutal gravel roads for Argentine success

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Vintage Bentley Restoration and Rally Preparation Cape Crusaders Argentine Success

The Vintage Cape Horn was a new event in the historic rally calendar, taking place between mid-November and early December 2014, and traversing the length of Argentina.
The Medcalf stable had prepared two Bentleys for the event.
Cape Crusaders Martin and Olivia Hunt tackled the event with their usual gusto, but things didn’t always go smoothly. The rough gravel roads played havoc with tyres, causing punctures galore for the competitors. Martin was to be found in the evening with all four wheels plus two spares off his car, cleaning the rims by hand and fitting new inner tubes. The hard graft paid off, though, and an excellent first in class was the Hunt’s reward.
Just as impressive was Andrew and Philippa’s third in class, given that it was Philippa’s first serious endurance rally event on maps.
Thanks to the stunning scenery of Argentina, and the challenge of the stages, it was an unforgettable event for all.