The rules are simple:
- Teams must acquire a diesel vehicle on a shoestring budget (under $200) by resourcefulness, sponsorship or mechanical ingenuity.
- Teams are on their own! (i.e. unsupported for the duration of the rally).
- Vehicles are powered using alternative fuels - biodiesel, vegetable oil, waste grease, or any renewable fuel source.
- All vehicles are donated in the destination countries to benefit local environmental projects.
Along the way, teams will be stopping by biofuel projects to meet biofuels producers, distributors, farmers, community cooperatives, entrepreneurs and NGOs actively working in this field. At the end of the run, all the vehicles and funds raised will be donated to biofuel-related projects in the destination country.
Analysis: Sounds like a good cause and great fun! I think this one is going on my life list.
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