The Namibian (Windhoek)

12 June 2013

Namibia: Kübel Crew Participate in Put Foot Rally

Namibia will be represented at this year's Put Foot Rally covering 8 000km through five Southern African states from Cape Town to Tofu, Mozambique.

The Kübel Crew is one of two Namibian teams participating in this year's Rally.

The team consists of Windhoek school friends Tim Wucher, Daniel Theil and Oliver Pieters who after studying abroad and are now embarking on this unique adventure through Southern Africa.

The Put Foot Rally (www.putfootrally.com) is a social rally hosted by the Put Foot Foundation whose mission is to provide needy school children in Southern Africa with school shoes which are distributed en route by participating teams.

Since its launch in 2011 the rally has also showcased Southern Africa as a safe and affordable travel destination accessible not only by 4x4 vehicles. Anyone can therefore enter the rally in any vehicle.

A record number of 60 teams from around the world have entered this year - double last year's entries. Teams from as far afield as the USA, England, and Sweden have entered.

The rally starts on the 17th of June in Cape Town and traverses 8 000km in 20 days through South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi, before finishing in Tofu, Mozambique.

The Kübel Crew are driving a 1970 VW Type 181, more commonly known as a “Kübelwagen” in German and “The Thing” elsewhere. The fire-damaged farm vehicle has been completely restored by the team members themselves, assisted by various volunteers and VW enthusiasts, to a vintage rally classic fit for the challenge.

The rally will be passing through Namibia from 18 June to 20 June after starting in Cape Town on the 17th. Updates, photos and the latest developments can be viewed on the team's facebook page www.facebook.com/Kubelcrew

The Put Foot Rally's charity drive for this year has almost reached N$1 million to date.

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