Dave Clark and Dave Meyers are about to take a massive road trip from Vancouver to Halifax, following the route books from the Shell 4000 rallies of the 1960’s. Total of 5000 miles (8000 kms) in about 10 days! And not on Hwy 1!
From their website www.canada5000.ca
The Canada 5000 is part history project – recounting the famous Shell 4000 Rally races that ran across Canada in the 1960s. It’s part road trip – following various routes of the original Shell 4000 Rally, but stretching it out to 5000 miles across eight Canadian provinces. It’s part car rebuild – we’ll be driving a 1967 Volvo 122S, so we’ll be taking a non-running 48-year-old Swedish sedan and bringing it back to life so that it can make this journey. It’s part writing project – I’ll be documenting the whole experience and interviewing the drivers and co-drivers who ran the original race. It’s part fundraiser – my partner in this project Dave Myers and I will be raising awareness and money to fight Alzheimer’s Disease.
You can follow their progress on the website above, with a live rally tracker, or on the social media links below.
Or make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society in your province.