Ford drives the Castrol Magnatrek Challenge

  • Ford and Castrol joined forces to host the Castrol Magnatrek
  • Contestants completed the ‘trek’ in a variety of Ford models
  • Contestants and public educated on how to care for their car’s engine

Castrol Magnatrek Challenge

PRETORIA, 08 October 2012 – Ford and Castrol joined forces this past week for a five-day road adventure, the Castrol Magnatrek, that put six competing teams of three, head-to-head in a series of intense mental and physical challenges.

The Castrol Magnatrek, now in its third year, saw contestants competing for a R100,000 grand prize. As the vehicle sponsor Ford supplied teams with transportation for the event, as they traversed the route.

The teams, this year comprised of family members, visited some of the most beautiful locations in Gauteng with fresh challenges awaiting them at each destination. The overnight venues included Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift; Magalies Manor in Magaliesburg; Khaya Ibhubesi on the banks of the Vaal in Parys; the Intundla Game Lodge near Pretoria and the Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village.

This year the Super Humans family proved victorious, clinching the R100, 000 prize after demonstrating their prowess in a variety of tasks that included a potjieskos competition, iPad games, recording a radio commercial and a river rafting race, to name just a few.

“The event provided many fun-filled activities for the teams, but the overriding theme was that of educating both the contestants and the public on the proper care and maintenance of their vehicles,” said Ford Marketing Manager, Gavin Golightly.

South Africans rely heavily on their cars and for most people it is a significant investment. But few people realise that up to 75% of engine wear occurs while an engine warms up as most regular engine oils sink to the sump. Many people also don’t know which oil is right for their car.

“Proper care and maintenance of one’s car not only extends its longevity but ensures a more pleasurable ownership experience. At Ford we would like to encourage our customers to learn and understand how to get the most out of their vehicles and so this event proved to be a natural fit for us,” concluded Golightly.