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Halfway to glory: Fiat Panda midway through African run

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800

On Feb. 1, British rally drivers Philip Young and Paul Brace set out to make the trek from Cape Town, South Africa to London in 10 days -- in a tiny Fiat Panda city car.

They’re now halfway through their journey and well on their way to breaking the standing 14-day record for the 10,300-mile run.

Incredibly, the team’s only real setback so far has been bureaucratic: A bit of missing paperwork at the Tanzania border triggered four hours of backtracking.

Still, with roughly eight days left, the team appears to be in good shape time-wise. We hope they’re in good shape physically and mentally as well, as they’re about to start the demanding cross-desert phase of their adventure.

Visit the team’s website for more news and pictures, as well as a map updated every 30 minutes with the crew’s progress.

By Graham Kozak