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The BlackTop Rally: 3000km across SA in one week..updated live
Posted by on Apr 30th, 2012

How’s this for an epic road trip across South Africa hey.

What do get if you take three of SA’s top online personalities, throw them into a brand new Ford Ranger and make them drive 3000km across the country from Johannesburg to Cape Town…all the while updating their journey live? Well you get the BlackTop Rally that’s what….the wildest road trip SA’s ever seen.

Starring Brent Spilkin (@spillly), Dale Imerman (@idale) and Mark Hamburger (@Mhammies) , familiar names to those of you on Twitter who follow their razor sharp wit and funny banter.

The Ford Ranger also doubles as a mobile Wifi hotspot and you see that green bar in the top right corner of the pic there? That’s the R21450 they have already raised for the Missionvale Care Centre….more than half way to their goal of rainsing R40 000 for the charity. Outstanding work chaps. All you have to is follow @FordSouthAfrica on Twitter and R50 automatically gets unlocked. Do’s that easy. I just did and i tell it felt rather cool seeing the bar move along by R50.

Besides the entertainment from the live updates via Twitter, Facebook and the website HERE, i heard these chaps are also giving away some pretty nifty prizes like a Tom Tom navigation unit and a Driving Skills for Life course during the week.

“Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is hitting the long road with Ford’s new Ranger on this year’s Blacktop Rally. The exclusive event takes place from 29 April until 4 May 2012 and will see teams traversing 3 500km of back roads, race-circuits and party venues across seven South African cities.

The event gets underway in Johannesburg and passes through Clarens, Bloemfontein, East London, Port Elizabeth and Knysna before culminating in Cape Town.”

Good times.

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