ABOUT THE RACES
As recently as 2013, Renée Brinkerhoff had never so much as experienced a road race. But at 57 years young, she chose to leap into the deep end by making her debut in the legendary -- and notoriously dangerous -- 2000-mile La Carrera Panamericana rally in her 1956 Porsche 356A.
The result: she exceeded all expectations, earning class victories in the Mexican race four years in a row while making history as the “only woman to finish the race” every year she took part. This was the start of something epic: the Project 356 World Rally Tour.
Renée Brinkerhoff and her Valkyrie Racing have been on a mission to set a new world record by racing the iconic 356 on all seven continents — even Antarctica! This is a two-and-a-half year-long effort that consists of six races and 20,000 miles in some of the world’s most extreme conditions, a lot of which have never been seen by a 356 before.
5 of these races have now been completed, meaning there's
only one continent left to explore: Antarctica