Which, as you can imagine, meant a lot of organisation with our knickers. B urrell first took up rally driving as a teenager and began competing in the late s. Me and My Motor: Inquiries can be made to sarah addzestmkg. Women drivers took part in all of them. L ast April, Burrell went to see the car.

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Former Miss Castrol, 72, set to rally again in original 1970 London-to-Mexico Austin Maxi

The rally was not as well-supported this year, due to the oil crisis and financial pressures on the works teams. She took up rally driving as a teenager and began competing in the s.

Elsie Gadd, an Australian property surveyor, assembled the team, drafting in British racers, Jenny Tudor-Owen and Sheila Kemp, and Anthea Castell, an Australian ranch-hand with experience of driving in adverse conditions.

My mother always told me you should have clean knickers in case you fall under a bus. With her all-female crew she departed from London en route for Burrrll City, tackling jungles, deserts and mountains until their adventure came to a shuddering end when they got stuck in a ditch outside Buenos Aires.


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Former Miss Castrol, 72, set to rally again in original London-to-Mexico Austin Maxi

The late s saw the first of a series of cross-continental marathon rallies taking place. It climbed in, the brakes were nonexistent, the clutch was heavy but oh, it was just fantastic. The winner of the Coupe des Dames was a four-woman, Anglo-Australian crew in the unlikely choice of a Volvo estate. This caused untold problems, as the route itself was not well-plotted, and a large number of competitors got lost in the desert.

Tina says of the European leg: She discovered that one of her team, Tish Ozanne, had died but found clues to the whereabouts of her navigator, Tina Kerridge-Reynolds.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Bron took up rally driving as a teenager and began competing in the late s, when she became Miss Castrol.

Bronwyn Burrell

Already a subscriber or registered access user? It was just an adventure. Burrell, who is adopted, grew up in New Zealand before moving to the UK as an year-old to go to boarding school. Bonwyn, after 16, miles and 25 countries in 24 days, Puff slid to a shuddering halt in a ditch near Buenos Aires.


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As with the rest of the entry, the female contingent was a mix of seasoned professionals and enthusiastic adventuresses. It was even longer than its predecessor, at 16, miles, and ran through Europe to Burrrll and Portugal, before transferring to Brazil, and then across South and Central America to Mexico. Most Recent Five coolest futuristic cars Read More.

Kerridge-Reynolds had tracked down the Austin Maxi – it had gone through several owners and one man had rescued it from a chicken shed in Huntingdon, Cambs, in But we are lucky at our age that we are fit and bronyn to do it. InBurrell and her all-female crew took part in the London-to-Mexico World Cup Rally, which covered about 4,…. The entry list was limited to cars. The car is currently having work done, including a new clutch and brakes. It was not revived in browyn But Burrell was reunited with Kerridge-Reynolds again in after Googling her and discovering she was giving a talk at a motoring club nearby.