General Tyre 4×4 tour gives back
Seven vehicles were equipped with General Grabber AT all-terrain tyres, while the convoy leader’s vehicle featured the heavy duty Grabber MT mud-terrain tyres – all of which performed impeccably in the extremely diverse range of conditions over a total distance of 5,180 km.
The terrain varied constantly, from fast tarmac highways to rock-strewn dirt trails, from undulating sand dunes to winding river beds. Around 1,635 km, or nearly a third of the route, was off-road, which certainly tested the mettle of any 4×4 tyre, especially over such a concentrated period.
Niel Langner, Marketing Manager for Continental Tyre South Africa said, “One of the objectives of the annual General Tyre 4×4 African Adventure is to explore and reveal some of Africa’s best off-road destinations.” “It also sets out to test the General Grabber 4×4 tyre range in extreme conditions, and there are few more challenging countries to drive in than Namibia. Despite the tough route, which covered a cumulative distance of almost 42,000 km with all eight vehicles, the Grabbers performed brilliantly and took the entire trip in their stride.”
Meanwhile, every year, the General Tyre 4×4 African Adventure supports a local community, and this year the nominated project was the Michelle McLean Primary School in Otjomuise on the outskirts of Windhoek.
Continental Tyre South Africa handed over a cheque for N$10,000 to the Michelle McLean Children Trust, headed by the country’s famous former Miss Universe, which built the school in 2000 as a joint initiative with the government and caters for 920 children from pre-primary to Grade 7 from the local area.
The cheque was gratefully accepted by Fritz Zender, project manager for the trust, along with heads of department from the school, Elize Jankowitz and Hulda Kauari, who indicated that the funds would be used to purchase books and writing materials for the Grade 1 classes for 2015.