Crazy people are always fun to watch, and you can get your fill of web-based rubber-necking by following the trials and misadventures of Aric Austin, the VP of Media for CarDomain.com, and his cousin Trevor Covell as they attempt to complete the 4,000-mile Plymouth-Banjul Rally in a
1993 Fiat Panda
purchased for less than $200 and modified for the rally with a budget of only $80. Those are the
of the rally folks, we’re not making it up.
The duo is chronicling its participation in the poor-man's rally via a
Rally Journal Log
that is currently on Day 5. Things are just getting interesting as Team Sand Flea, which is what the two entrants call themselves and their little 40-hp Panda, have just entered Africa and are preparing to leave the more civilized part of society.
At the end of the rally all of the participating vehicles will be