Shell Helix offers Driving Experience of a Lifetime

Words: Stuart Meyer

You’ve seen the professionals do it on TV, now Shell Helix is offering its customers around the world a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put their driving skills to the test and see if they have what it takes to handle a 4x4 Vehicle in extreme driving conditions.

Shell Helix offers Driving Experience of a Lifetime

The Shell Helix Driven to Extremes programme has evolved into a worldwide search for the 2013 Shell Helix World Champion willing to put their driving skills and courage to the test. Participants will have the chance to experience first-hand some of the extreme driving conditions that celebrities such as Tom Hardy, Adrien Brody and Mika Salo experienced in the Shell Helix Driven to Extremes TV series which aired on Discovery Channel in March 2013.


South African motorists can take part in this global test of grit, determination and skill by entering the global promotion at participating auto retail outlets, Shell Service Stations or taking the challenge online via . The Competition closes on 31 June 2013.


South Africa’s lucky finalists will be joined by winners from around the world when they gather in Cape Town in November 2013 to face three days of extreme driving challenges, under the guidance and instruction of some of the world’s best off-road driving instructors.


The 5-Night adventure will begin from the moment the contestants arrive in Cape Town. They will be treated to a five star luxury accommodation at Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront in the shadow of Table Mountain.


Participants will test their skill, accuracy and 4x4 vehicle control over a testing sand dune course, tackling a challenging mountain track drive, and a nerve testing obstacle course. Contestants will be scored from each challenge in a bid to become the Shell Helix Driven to Extremes World Champion.


Competition, finalists will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of Cape Town’s finest sights and experiences.


Shell is very excited to offer this amazing experience to customers across the globe. Participants in the Shell Helix Can You Handle the Extremes global promotion in Cape Town will have the best training available to help them understand the working of an engine in extreme conditions, how to handle the vehicle on various terrains – while learning about the importance of oil selection to optimise vehicle engine performance in challenging conditions.


“The winners will have a personal growth experience of a lifetime as they improve their vehicle handling abilities while growing their knowledge of engine performance under extreme conditions” says Vuyokazi Vezi, Brand & Communications Manager, Commercial Lubricants & Fuels, Shell South Africa.


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