Team Protecta from Protecta Insurance, who are driving a 6-cylinder 1996 Ford Fairmont, have made it to the South Island and have reached Wanaka for their rest day.
Prior to this, the team travelled through the quake-damaged Kaikoura, stopped in Christchurch and navigated through the windy roads of the West Coast, all without encountering any problems with their “banger.”
They’ve managed to update their banger throughout the course. While waiting to board the ferry, innovative crew member Carey installed a new aerial. “He’s done a mint job, looks damn near factory!” said the Team of his effort.
The group of 15 set themselves the challenge of travelling from Auckland to Bluff in a convoy of cheap cars, each bought for $2000 or less, in order to raise funds for Hopeworks Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis NZ.
The event runs over 13 days starting on the 10th April 2018 and finishing on the 22nd April 2018.
If you want to support Team Protecta, click here to donate. In 2016, they managed to raise over $10,000!