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65-year old Renee Brinkerhoff and the Valkyrie Racing are ready to drive through Antarctica in a Porsche 356 to help stop human trafficking.

07 Dec 2021 | International News : U.K.



After two long years of anticipation, 65-year old woman Racer and Philanthropist Renee Brinkerhoff and her Valkyrie Racing team have finally landed in Union Glacier, Antarctica to begin their 573km ice trek as a finale to their near-32,200km journey which can now boast a seven-continent endurance effort to help stop human trafficking.

Brinkerhoff will be travelling through Antarctica together with her daughter Christina, who will be in a support vehicle. Also travelling along is Videographer Neil Carey and service and technical support Leader Simon Redhead, who has been on each Valkyrie Racing endeavor since the team began their worldwide endurance racing venture. 

Brinkerhoff's Porsche 356 has already travelled across six different continents to fight global human trafficking
Christina, who helps steer the Foundation and is a graduate of the University of Southern California famed film school and a former talent agent, plays a myriad of roles including the team's photographer and historian, is creating a documentary of the world-record seven continent initiative.

Travelling alongside Brinkerhoff in the passenger seat, is her navigator and famed polar explorer Jason de Carteret, a world-record holder in Polar Exploration with more than 50 expeditions under his belt.

Brinkerhoff began racing nearly a decade ago, utilising famed endurance rallies including Peking-to-Paris, La Carrera Panamericana and the East African Safari Rally to gain credibility - all globally recognized events where she became more than an anomaly by winning podium finishes and taking her vintage car on every terrain possible to showcase her extreme effort for the cause.  She has become an inspiration to raise much needed dollars and to provide resources to fight child trafficking around the globe.

The car has been specially fitted with skis in order to traverse the ice and snow of Antarctica
All of Valkyrie Racing's efforts, including administrative costs for both Valkyrie Racing and Valkyrie Gives are paid separately than through funding for Valkyrie Gives, where 100% of dollars raised provide critical support and funding to combat child trafficking around the globe.

In addition to direct donations for the cause which you can contribute to here, fundraising platform Omaze has also created a sweepstakes opportunity to further the awareness of the effort from Valkyrie Racing and Valkyrie Gives by offering residents in the U.S.A a chance to win a vintage Porsche 356A car restored by U.K.-based Tuthill Porsche. 

The vintage car has been stylised to celebrate Valkyrie Racing's seven-continent endeavor and is a tribute to Renee Brinkerhoff's first race car.  Proceeds will benefit non-profit Valkyrie Gives and the contest will be open through March 4, 2022, with a winner announcement approximately March 23, 2022.

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