Curtis Guise

Mar 22, 2001
Oceanside, CA
The Year-Long Motorsports Fast Is Finally Broken in Mafikeng
By WESTx1000
Somewhere in the 300-kilometer stretch between Johannesburg and Mafikeng – the first bivouac, bordering Botswana – lies the Cradle of Life. A prize among a treasure trove of features South Africa has to offer. For that, if nothing else, this country has been in a constant state of turmoil since the dawn of time as we know it. Fighting for boundaries, agonizing over names and languages and capitals and rights. From tribes to pioneers to tyrants, this land, one of the known origins of mankind, even in an emaciated state has been the forbidden fruit for men and women hoping to stake claim on Eden. The magnitude of this place, and where the event plans to explore in the next six stages, is easy to overlook when your sights are set firmly on the finish line. And that’s ok, because loving motorsports is in and of itself an esoteric experience. One whose values are simple; it doesn’t have to be...

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