On Sunday 19th April 1970, Puff the Magic Wagon and her three Speed Queens set off with 102 other marathon vehicles from Wembley Stadium on the hardest and longest rally yet devised. Puff and her crew gallantly rallied to South America before sadly being forced to retire in Argentina and so never finishing their big adventure.
However, today, with the help and expertise of Liz Wenman and her team at Rally Round, Puff and two of her surviving crew (including former Miss Castrol 1970 Bron Burrell) are planning to reach the finishing line that eluded them 50 years ago.
As possibly the only authentic and original car and driver teams still competing , this will be a dream come true and an inspiring final adventure.
Suddenly the wheels are beginning to spin in the bid to get this little car with a big history to her intended destination in 2020 thus completing her story. Great excitement was generated at Goodwood, with other ex-World Cup Rally cars and their current owners asking to join in with the adventure. Talks of films and tv/radio interviews being organised already and Bron and Tina are actively looking for sponsorship to complete this amazing enterprise.
Puff the Magic Wagon – www.puffthemagicwagon.co.uk/
Rally Round – www.rallyround.co.uk/puffs-mission-to-mexico-update/
Photo credit Pete Austin