The Mongol Rally 2015 is done. It’s over. The finish line is closed and our roaming adventurists have returned to the HQ nest. We’d missed their lilting poetry and their resonant phone voices. We shall miss them a little longer as they remain locked in a room with our spreadsheet monkeys.
In the meantime, the rest of us can get proper excited for next year. We’ve heard rumours that Budapest is bloody lovely in August and we are going to investigate.
A shitload of other folk are getting revved up too: we’ve got 180 teams signed up already. By our count there are eight returning Rally Veterans, one from the Derby, another set of brave honeymooners and thats just page 1.
Out in the world, teams are forming, money is being solicited and cars are having their insides investigated. Here’s the round up from the garages. It’s always too early to start preparing. Unless this is how you are preparing:
Perhaps you’re wondering how to raise the cash for charity? You could take inspiration from Team Him and Her and entertain your visitors for donations. He’s got an excellent laugh, she’s got a cheeky streak and they abuse each other on video for cash. An excellent plan:
Welcome to the Mongol Rally: the greatest motoring adventure on the planet.
The Mongol Rally thunders 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia each summer. There’s no backup, no support and no set route; just you, your fellow adventurists and a tiny car you bought from a scrapyard for £11.50.
If nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong.
Bollocks to tarmac, ABS and gadgets that help you find your navel. The Mongol Rally is about getting lost, using your long neglected wits, raising shedloads of cash for charity and scraping into the finish line with your vehicle in tatters and a wild grin smeared across your grubby face.
Neither your car, nor your life, will ever be the same again.
The rules of the Rally are gloriously simple…
October 1, 2016
Stay tuned for 2016 start time and date.