Last year we spoke about the Mongol Rally and even interviewed one of the participating teams. What's this? A charity rally departing three European cities (this year: London, Milan and Madrid) that tries to reach Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia. In order to participate in this rally, cars should have engines under 1 liter of capacity (and motorbikes under 125 cm3) and teams have to raise at least £1,000 to participate. This year, the Spanish teams will have a partner, Bosques Nat
The Mongol Rally is an annual exercise in lunacy wherein entrants must drive somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 grueling, dangerous miles (depending on route taken) from London to Mongolia in some seriously crappy cars. Engines must displace less than 1 liter, and while organizers allow drivers to prepare their cars for the punishing event, if they decide that the pre-rally mods make the car too good, they'll fine the driver (that money, like the $1000 entry fee, goes to Mongolian charities).
Approximately 200 adventurers left London this past Saturday to begin making the 8,000-mile trek known as the Mongol Rally. The three-week journey will cover two deserts, five mountain ranges and an untold number of countries with the winners survivors finding themselves in the scenic Mongolian capitol, Ulaan Bataar.