Media Celebrities hit the road for the British Car Rally
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Media Celebrities hit the road for the British Car Rally.
Two of New Zealand’s media celebrities will be on the road in next week’s Great British Car Rally.
Sean Plunket and Mark Sainsbury are among the drivers that will travel from Auckland to Christchurch through Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Masterton Blenheim and Kaikoura.
Nearly 220 cars will take part in the rally which leaves Auckland on Sunday the 17th of February.
Mark Sainsbury, formerly the frontman for TVNZ’s Close Up, will be driving a 1971 Bentley Corniche Convertible that was once owned by leading industrialist Sir James Fletcher.
Sainsbury who describes himself as an avowed classic car enthusiast says only 77 of the Bentley convertibles were ever made .They boast a 6.7 litre Rolls Royce V8 motor.
Broadcaster and blogger, Sean Plunket will be driving a slightly more prosaic black 2004 Rangerover with a 4.2 litre V8 engine .
The British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell says “It's great to have Mark and Sean on board. We've got an incredibly eclectic crowd so it’s going to be great fun getting to know people, to share stories and the experience of this exciting journey. I can't wait to hit the road. “
The car rally is also aiming to raise money for the Starship Foundation, Save the Children, the Christchurch City Mission and Canterbury’s Stepping Stone Trust.
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