ABOUT PROJECT 356
One Driver, One Car, One Mission -- Project 356 World Rally Tour is attempting to make history by racing a 1956 Porsche 356 on all seven continents, including Antarctica.
In 2017, founder and driver of Valkyrie Racing, Renee Brinkerhoff, and the Valkyrie Racing Team, began on a quest to conquer six races on all seven continents to change the lives of children at risk around the globe. Covering nearly 20,000 miles, across 18 countries, in some of the world's most extreme locations and races, some never before competed in by a Porsche 356, and many roads -- some climbing as high as 16,000ft in the Peruvian Andes -- never before traversed by this iconic car.
These tremendous challenges for the car and team have given them a voice to speak about "the heart" behind their quest: to raise global awareness and funding to combat the human tragedy of child trafficking around the world.
In 2017, the vision to utilize the Valkyrie Racing Teams' history-making success in the La Carrera Panamericana as a platform led to Project 356 being born.
Since then, through their charitable foundation, Valkyrie Gives, $200,000 has been raised, with a final goal of raising $1 Million by the completion of Project 356. Throughout their global journey, Valkyrie Gives has been funding grassroots organizations who are on the front lines around the world, fighting child trafficking.
OUR PORSCHE 356
A Porsche 356A specifically prepared to meet the challenges of every terrain and race it encounters.
Originally purchased as a "trailer queen", the car was later built in 2013, for tarmac rallying in the notorious La Carrera Panamericana. It successfully podiumed every year it competed in this race.
Later, moving off-road to mud, sand, gravel, and roads up to 16,000ft high, it underwent the necessary modifications to meet those demanding challenges.
For the extreme ice and weather of Antarctica, the car is again undergoing modifications to meet the extreme elements that lay ahead.
A rear-engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle , this car is like no other Porsche 356, and the Valkyrie Racing Team has proven its capabilities with many historic accomplishments.