Tuthill Porsche have finally shipped their
Porsche 911 Safari cars to Africa for the 2017 Kenya Airways
East African Safari Classic Rally.
Richard Tuthill said: “The biggest crane we’ve used to
date spent a day last week and loaded three 40-foot
shipping containers loaded with cars and parts onto
container trucks headed for Felixstowe, in Suffolk.
Felixstowe, the containers will travel to Mombasa: a
journey which is expected to take six weeks in total. The
boxes should arrive in Kenya by the end of October, where
we will unload them and move them out to our rally base at
Vipingo Ridge just outside Mombasa.”
“Safari led us
to develop a system for maintaining large numbers of cars
in remote locations, and this is what we now do wherever
and whenever we travel on events,” says Richard Tutthill,
adding: “We effectively run a myriad of individual teams,
controlled and coordinated centrally.
Three 40-foot shipping containers loaded with cars and
parts in container trucks headed for Felixstowe, in
“Each car has its
own spares kit box – 6ft x 3ft x 3ft – in which there are enough
parts and spares to do most of the rally.
“On top of these
spares kits, we also have a mother ship in the form of a 40ft
container that travels everywhere with us.
“Forty per cent of
the container is an air-conditioned parts store, which is racked
and loaded with military precision, leaving sixty per cent to
hold than two hundred wheels and tyres and other large
consumables and equipment.”