Racing to end child trafficking.
Attempting a world record.
WORLD RALLY TOUR
7 continents, 18 countries, 20,000 miles. One Driver. One Porsche 356.
Racing on every continent -- including Antarctica.
Traversing roads never before seen by the iconic 356.
WHY WE ARE RACING
Project 356 World Rally Tour is making history by racing a 1956 Porsche 356 on all seven continents—YES, even Antarctica! Covering nearly 20,000 miles in some of the world's most extreme locations and races. Our mission is to raise awareness and donate funds globally to end trafficking through our non-profit entity VALKYRIE GIVES.
A Winning Race Team on a Mission to Make a Difference
WHO WE ARE
Valkyrie Racing was founded by Renée Brinkerhoff in 2013. Renée is an American racing driver who made her debut in the 2013 La Carrera Pananmericana. In a newly prepared car and novice racing team - she finished the race first in class, becoming the only woman to achieve a class win in a La Carrera Panamericana debut. Now Renée and her team have embarked upon their greatest challenge yet: Project 356 World Rally Tour.
The Valkyrie Racing team aims to race a 356 Porsche on all seven continents using the global platform around them to raise awareness and funds to end child trafficking. The challenge has so far conquered six continents: North & South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Up next – Antarctica.
"Go to the edge. Conquer your fear. And find what you're made of." - Renée Brinkerhoff
Valkyrie Gives is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) started by Valkyrie Racing.
100% OF YOUR DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO A VETTED PROJECT
Valkyrie Gives was formed to aid women and children at risk - with a special focus of ending the injustices of child trafficking. All administrative and other expenses associated with Valkyrie Gives are funded entirely by Valkyrie Racing.
Each partner project is personally vetted by meeting with them, investigating their operation, and reviewing their financial records. We hold ourselves personally accountable for every dollar we donate. In addition to providing funds, we look for ways we can become active participants in the organizations we support.
Together, we are stronger and more powerful- we invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.
Valkyrie Gives is on a mission to raise awareness and donate funds to end child trafficking across the globe.
CHILD TRAFFICKING IS A TRAGEDY THAT NEEDS GREATER WORLDWIDE ATTENTION
Child trafficking is a global tragedy - an estimated 5.5 million children are recruited, transported, transferred, harbored, abused and exploited. Some are forced to work in brothels and strip clubs or for escort and massage services. Others may be forced to work in sweatshops, on construction sites or in houses as domestic servants; on the streets as child beggars, in wars as child soldiers, on farms, in traveling sales crews or in restaurants and hotels. Despite efforts to combat trafficking across the globe, this heinous crime continues to be wildly lucrative and is growing at an alarming rate.
PRESS & MEDIA
Renee Brinkerhoff, philanthropist, driver, and team owner for Valkyrie Racing, is one of only four women and 110 total rallyists embarking on the 36-day 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. The event covers a distance of nearly 10,000 miles and has been going on since June 2nd. It is scheduled to end on Sunday July 7th.
A multiple class victor in Mexico's La Carrera Panamericana race, Brinkerhoff's long term goal is to compete with her beloved bathtub Porsche on all seven continents. Her more immediate goal, however, other than making it to Paris from Beijing, is to shine light on the problem of human trafficking, particularly the exploitation of children.
With just a few days left to go, Renee and her 1956 Porsche 356A have endured a long trail together spanning numerous countries like Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The journey forced Renee to take her Porsche to its limits on desert paths, ice-covered passes, treacherous river crossings, and a tough Russian road that
The 356 has rapidly become one of Porsche's most desirable classics. As prices rise, more and more 356s are getting tucked into garages, only to be driven to Cars & Coffee events on days with perfect weather. This 356 does not live that sort of life.