Speed Queens Head To Mexico Half A Century Later

Puff The Magic Wagon
Puff The Magic Wagon and the girls

An incredible all-female rally combination will endeavour to finish a rally they began 50 years previously, that’s now highly regarded as one of the most arduous to complete.

It was 1970 when the girls initially set off in what was then the ‘first in its class’, mighty and spacious Austin Maxi. Destination Mexico from Wembley, the dynamic ladies team would take part in the Daily Mirror World Cup Rally.

Now some half-century later, two of the extraordinary original team are reunited with their beloved original rally car, Puff The Magic Wagon, and are planning to finish the World Cup Rally they began in 1970.

Puff the magic wagon
Puff the magic wagon

Speed Queens

The original queens of speed will once again begin their emphatic journey in January 2020, heading for Mexico City, in a bid to satisfy their dreams and curiosity. Can they finish this incredible final leg that eluded them some 50 years earlier, when the team were forced to retire due to an accident which saw the girls residing in a ditch?

As the word spreads of this inspiring last leg of a rally spanning 50 years there is mounting interest from a cavalcade of other classic 1970 World Cup Rally cars that want to follow Puff and her vintage crew and be part of this extraordinary story of provenance and passion.

Puff the magic wagon
Puff the magic wagon – Tish, Bron and Tina

This new Mission to Mexico 2020 is being meticulously planned and managed by international rally organisers Rally Round, a highly experienced team that will ensure cars and drivers reach their final destination this time in great shape.

This story is not just about finishing a rally it’s also about inspiring and supporting others to follow their dreams and passions.

As part of the campaign the Silver Racers are also setting up Puff’s Promise with Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage, a fund that will support the training of new young talent for the classic rally car sector.

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