10,000 miles...                21 countries...             3 continents... 11 days 14 hours 11 minutes!


Max Adventure ... Driven to Extremes ... Supporting Help for Heroes



Patron:    Sir Stirling Moss OBE


Hon. Patron:    Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE



In October 2010, three intrepid driving adventurers led by Mac Mackenney established a new record for driving between London and Cape Town.


The team departed from the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London in an expedition-equipped Land Rover Discovery in their attempt to beat the record for driving to Cape Town. Having stood since 1963, this historic motoring race against the clock took them 10,000 miles and across 21 countries in order to beat the incredible time of 13 ½ days arriving at the finish, the Automobile Association of South Africa building.

This expedition was ‘the’ ultimate ‘Endurance Driving Challenge!’ Border-crossings; navigation; hazardous roads; extreme caution and team dynamics while driving day and night, working, eating and sleeping together in the confined space of a vehicle, were just a few of the elements that fueled this race against time.

Mac 's credentials were well suited to the challenge - ex-military British Army Rapid Deployment unit and RAF Pilot, he left the forces to pursue an adventurous career. Selected by Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a team to circumnavigate the globe by amphibious Land Rover and, on Ran’s last Polar expedition as his right-hand man.

The Max Adventure Team ask you to donate generously and support their goal to raise £10,000 for Help for Heroes, the charity supporting those injured serving in current conflict.


Thank you!


Mac Mackenney FRGS




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Raising money for

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Charity Registration No. 1120920

H4H offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country. This support is provided at four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres across the UK and through support grants to individuals and other charities.

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Charity Registration No. 1120920

Donations 130

Donation by Anonymous on 31/03/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Mac&Co-brilliant,fantastic!!This shows u have to leave you JG site on for ages for old slowcoaches like me.Can I come on the next trip?!

Donation by david howard on 05/01/11


+ £112.82 Gift Aid

Congratulations from Andrea & the CWP shaky tin.

Donation by Andrea Squires on 11/12/10


Well done - great result and a worthy cause.

Donation by Mette Walker on 07/12/10

Great effort guys for a fantastic cause. Never had any doubt that you wouldn't get the record. Cheers,

Donation by Maurice and Rosemary on 04/12/10


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done on a fabulous effort! I followed your adventures closely on your website. A very good cause to raise money for too.

Donation by Jason Buckingham on 25/11/10

Well done! A brilliant result! What's next on the mad adventure programme? Ian @ EJC

Donation by Ian Leighton-Boyce on 22/11/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Congratulations on your record attempt fellas. Well done on the money raised so far - all for a great cause. What's next??

Donation by Max W. on 16/11/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done Chris and the team - exciting following your progress.

Donation by Susan Smith on 14/11/10


+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Very inspiring achievement.

Donation by Anon on 14/11/10


+ £564.10 Gift Aid

Well done from everyone at Andrewshayes Caravan Park, Devon.

Donation by Harry Lawrence on 13/11/10


+ £16.92 Gift Aid

Congratulations on your Fabulous Achievement!! Looking forward to your next Extreme Adventure!!! Learner Bear says Hi ... and thanks for the Trip!!

Donation by rosie newton on 11/11/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Congratulations on smashing the record. A great effort for a very worthy cause.

Donation by Bert Arnold on 10/11/10


Congratulations to you all

Donation by John Widdows on 08/11/10


+ £11.28 Gift Aid

from the 'regulars' at the Rose and Crown' Shilton and Aunty Kay in Australia

Donation by Rose and Crown Shilton on 06/11/10


+ £33.48 Gift Aid

From Aviv Gruer and the African Trading Port V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, with mutual admiration for committing to the passions in our lives

Donation by African Trading Port on 05/11/10


+ £56.41 Gift Aid

From Greg and the 4X4 Offroad Adventure Club of Cape Town after the talk at Mcarthey's N1 Land Rover

Donation by 4X4 Offroad Adventure Club Cape Town on 05/11/10


+ £70.51 Gift Aid

All credit to you, I know how tough it is sleeping in the back of a Disco on the move, so use the money wisely, like on an osteopath......Matt & Bron

Donation by Matthew Wyon-Brown on 04/11/10

Well done guys. Been following your adventure with amazement. I remember talking about this during our Everest treck back in 2007, now you've done it!

Donation by Nicolas Defillion on 03/11/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Very well done guys, an impressive drive, I hope you achieve your target for charity.

Donation by Michael Laundy on 02/11/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done team and for such a worthy cause. Looking forward to seeing you on your return. Mike, Joanie, Lou and Chris

Donation by Mike Flexmore on 31/10/10


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by Joelle Thoenes on 30/10/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

What a challenge Chris! Hope you don't get too many probs along the way. (Gazebo Val)

Donation by Valerie Smith on 30/10/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Guys, welcome to South Africa, you make us proud. From the British High Commission.

Donation by Gary Benham on 29/10/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well Done!

Donation by Phillip Ladanowski on 28/10/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,020.41
  • Offline donations£55.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£7,075.41
  • Gift Aid£1,819.15

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