Race2Recovery and its British rally-raid car, the Qt Wildcat 500DKR, is to appear at The Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 3 November. Race2Recovery started when a fledging team of wounded soldiers were inspired to raise money for the service charities that have helped them during their recovery process. In preparation for the Dakar Rally, the team have competed in both UK and international rallies, and have had vital training and support from racing driver and former 'Stig', Ben Collins. He has since continued to support the team as a patron and is also attending the Regent Street Motor Show. The Dakar Rally (formerly the Paris-Dakar Rally) is an annual off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation open to both amateur and professional entries. In 2008 the rally was cancelled due to security threats in Mauritania, and then all subsequent rallies have taken place in South America.
Support the team at The Regent Street Motor Show. The Qt Wildcat 500DKR will be shipped off next month in readiness for the challenge, but you can see the vehicle and meet the Race2Recovery team at The Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 3 November, between 10.30am until 4.00pm where they will be selling team merchandise and raising funds for Help for Heroes. Fans and potential supporters of Race2Recovery can follow the team’s progress and make donations at www.race2recovery.com. For more information on the Race2Recovery campaign and how to support the cause, go to www.race2recovery.co.uk, click here for race2recovery
London's Regent Street Motor Show is the largest free motor show in the UK. The show will feature the prestigious EFG International Concours d'Elegance and include100 pre-1905 vehicles that will be taking part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run the following day. These vehicles will be joined by low energy cars as they arrive from Brighton having completed the RAC Future Car Challenge – some of which have not been seen on UK roads before. New for 2012 is a new Manufacturer Zone where the latest models will be presented by Jaguar Land Rover, Vauxhall and Renault, plus the Queen’s Jubilee area, featuring a selection of 60 iconic cars launched during the reign of Her Majesty the Queen.
Regent Street will be closed to traffic throughout, making a relaxed and spacious family shopping experience, with inter-active displays, celebrity interviews and autograph sessions, award presentations and passenger rides. The event is supported by many of the streets famous retailers including Austin Reed whose own heritage dates back to the same period as the veteran cars on display. The Austin Reed flagship store will be providing an exclusive 20% discount off all merchandise as a one day spectacular in celebration of the show.
For further details about the Regent Street Motor Show, visit www.regentstreetmotorshow.com click here for Regent Street Motor Show
Help for Heroes provides direct, practical support to wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans, and their families. They fund projects and initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of our wounded heroes. Such as providing grants to individuals and other Service charities, capital build projects and support for life at four Recovery Centres across the UK. For more details about Help for Heroes, visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk click here for Help for Heroes
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