Europe Bound: We’ve Entered Superlative Adventure Club’s Baltic Sea Circle Rally

We’re going global! Andy and I are competing in the 2024 Baltic Sea Circle Rally, the northernmost rally in the world. It spans nine countries, 16 days, and 7,500 kilometers! And, we’re doing it in an all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz van.️

Raising Money for Charity: The Jessi Combs Foundation

Since this is a charity rally, we’re raising money for the Jessi Combs Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s very important to us. Please consider helping us by donating to our Go Fund Me for this worthy cause! We’ve raised over $2,000 for JCF already. But we’d like to raise more than $2,500 for them!

Jessi Combs stood for so many things. Not only was she a talented welder, fabricator, off-road racer, and prominent TV personality, she was a fearless, compassionate, and down-to-earth woman who dedicated her life to making a difference in the automotive trades. She pushed boundaries every chance she got and made the impossible possible. She took the time to positively affect countless women, young girls, and many other people while making her dreams a reality.

Jessi left us too soon on Aug. 27, 2019, perishing in a land speed record attempt accident. However, she was posthumously credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest woman on Earth, achieving the record at 522.783 MPH, a record that hadn’t been broken for 40 years until Jessi did so.

We want to do our part to help the Jessi Combs Foundation encourage other women. Andy and I want to help them excel in non-traditional careers in the automotive trades, taking chances on new paths, and to retain resiliency to forge ahead and face challenges head-on by raising funds for JCF.

Driving 9 Countries In an EV

We’re pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone by traveling through several countries we’ve never visited, experiencing languages we don’t know, and by driving an all-electric vehicle!

This isn’t your typical time-speed-distance or TSD competition, but rather a map-and-compass road rally that takes teams through beautiful back roads while witnessing stunning scenery as we’re faced with daily challenges and missions. NO GPS or navigation is allowed.

VW ID. Buzz Baltic Sea Circle Rally

The Route And Countries Visited

Baltic Sea Circle Rally Map

The countries: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

The route: Unlike a TSD rally where the rallymaster dictates the exact route you need to stay on, you’re on your own when choosing this course. The organization doesn’t give you a specific route that you must follow. The suggested roadbook route is merely a guideline, but not mandatory.

The tasks: Daily challenges must be solved in the best possible way until teams reach the finish line. The rally org says, “Creativity and a talent for improvisation are key here.” We’re eager to dive right in!

Stay tuned, tons more coming as we prepare for this rally. It’ll be the challenge of a lifetime! Thanks to those of you who will donate, we appreciate you and you’ll have a positive effect on women in the automotive trades!

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