Renee Brinkerhoff, philanthropist, driver, and team owner for Valkyrie Racing, is one of only four women and 110 total rallyists embarking on the 36-day 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. The event covers a distance of nearly 10,000 miles and has been going on since June 2nd. It is scheduled to end on Sunday July 7th.
A multiple class victor in Mexico's La Carrera Panamericana race, Brinkerhoff's long term goal is to compete with her beloved bathtub Porsche on all seven continents. Her more immediate goal, however, other than making it to Paris from Beijing, is to shine light on the problem of human trafficking, particularly the exploitation of children.
With just a few days left to go, Renee and her 1956 Porsche 356A have endured a long trail together spanning numerous countries like Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The journey forced Renee to take her Porsche to its limits on desert paths, ice-covered passes, treacherous river crossings, and a tough Russian road that
The 356 has rapidly become one of Porsche's most desirable classics. As prices rise, more and more 356s are getting tucked into garages, only to be driven to Cars & Coffee events on days with perfect weather. This 356 does not live that sort of life.