The title speaks for itself. It was a race of beasts with the mission of proving who was mightier enough to survive demanding challenges and ultimately emerge victorious. Machines against nature and man at the heart of the tussle.
Monster trucks, all customized to confront the terrain were in action. It all happened in Masai – land. Among the participants, our highly valued client, who displayed a dazzling performance despite the hurdles they encountered in the heat of the contest. The truth is that passion supersedes obstacles and this exceptionally determined entity proved it by defying all odds.
Willfreight Express Cargo Services fraternity engaged in sponsoring the client in question and very often extends its hand to them when called upon.
This highly esteemed customer had the below piece as a testament of involvement in the extremely competitive event.
We are safely back in Nairobi after Rhino Charge 2018 and I wanted to send you through a quick report on how we got on along with some photos and video clips.
This year’s event was held in Masai-land approximately 250kms from Nairobi … and was another true test of ‘man & machine’. After the issues faced last year where only 1 car finished the course after having used many of the tracks, the organizers created a shorter but challenging route which presented tricky moments for both the larger, modified cars as well as the smaller ‘stock’ vehicles such as ours.
We managed to make it successfully off the start-line at 0730hrs (actually making the start has been an issue for us previously) and after a difficult route through to our first checkpoint, we quickly got into our rhythm and made it up and down the steep hills and across the ridges through some pretty thick bush. By 2.30pm we had done 6 checkpoints and arrived at the infamous Gauntlet section … but by this time we had smashed our front windscreen, our front winch had blown and our diff-lockers weren’t working so we had reduced traction.
We managed to successfully rock-crawl through the 3 checkpoints at the Gauntlet but whilst trying to exit the Gauntlet we sheared all 8 bolts on our axle-hub and we lost drive to the front wheels. With only 2WD and no diff-lockers we just weren’t able to climb the steep sides and continue the final 2 hours of the Charge. We did eventually manage to get the car out of the Gauntlet after the event had finished and once we got our diff-lockers working again.
So we ended up 24th out of 57 starters and our distance of 22.74 kms for a total 9 checkpoints was very competitive. It was obviously a shame that we lost 4wd because if we had been able to complete just another 2 checkpoints then we would have been Top 10!!
Thank you so much to Willfreight Express Cargo Services for sponsoring Car 36 again this year. As a team we raised over $15k, and the event in total raised a staggering $1.86m, and your funds will be used directly by Rhino Ark to continue the work they are doing to fence and protect Kenya’s most valuable Eco-systems.”
One of Willfreight Express Cargo Services’ policies is based on environmental conversation. The company deeply acknowledges the participation of its particular client in an event that is in line with the company’s deliberate measures in maintaining an Eco-friendly environment.