A group of committed pre-war Austin Seven car owners and England Rugby enthusiasts will undertake a unique driving challenge in support of the world rugby family by travelling from Twickenham England, 8,000 miles to Tokyo Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony.
These iconic 80-year-old cars will travel the length of the Trans-Siberian highway in Russia from St Petersburg to Vladivostok and then on to Japan, with sporting goodwill visits to Russian and Japanese rugby clubs to promote the sport, particularly to young people. There will be a documentary, book and blog covering the event.
Over the next 18 months prior to the departure, participants will be attending a wide range of rugby and motoring events to promote the mighty Baby Austin, the 2019 rally, and to raise funds for charitable causes.
The official launch and inaugural meeting of the 2019 challenge was held with the kind support of the British Motor Museum at their site in Gaydon, Warwickshire, on Sunday the 7th of January 2018. This was followed by an invitation to the Madejski Stadium in Reading by the London Irish Rugby Club where we were very fortunate to make contact with the management team of the Krasnoyarsk Rugby team from Siberia who have kindly offered their support to the project.
If you are interested in getting involved then please let us know