An evening with Bron, Tina and Puff at Beaulieu Motor Museum as part of the Beaulieu One Hundred Social Programme:
Back in 1969, British Leyland launched a significant new family car, the Austin Maxi. One of the first 500 cars off the Longbridge production lines was set aside for a very special task to help promote sales of the new Austin Maxi model.
This car was to be driven by three pioneering women drivers, Tish Ozanne, Tina Kerridge and Bron Burrell (Beaulieu One Hundred member), a rare and exceptional all-female team, in the 1970 Daily Mirror World Cup London to Mexico Rally. The event was considered to be the world’s toughest endurance marathon rally event. The little Austin Maxi was endearingly nicknamed “Puff The Magic Wagon”.
Nearly 50 years after they set off on the World Cup Rally the original Speed Queens have put themselves back behind the wheel and subjected themselves to Rally School again.