We’ve been busy buying lots of parts to get rally ready.
New braided brake lines for Oli, some vanity mirrors for Rhys 💁 and a valet inside and out for Mickey!
We also purchased a new heat resistor pack because ours only works on full or nothing. This is going to be a pain to fit as the entire front console needs removing. We will likely film this for anyone else with this issue too as we follow the Haynes book of lies.
So we can drive across places.
So we can blast the tunes.
So we can stop our car from boiling itself to death in the Gobi desert.
That’s all there is too it really for parts. We have contacted many companies to help us get rally ready so just waiting on their responses!
So today Oli and I set off to Weston Super Mare to have butchers at this Micra we found online; quick 200 mile round trip, it’s nothing.
Fortunately we gave the guy (who we’d been texting, so had our number and knew we was coming) a call to say we are on the way just as we left Plymouth. “Na sorry m9 i sold it” Yeah good one.
So basically this post is to say, we still don’t have a car, but we’re still hopeful and still looking!
We will be setting up a raffle to name the car (for when we eventually find one that fits our stringent criteria).
Also the website has had a bit of a shift around and is well on its way to being complete.
We have chosen a second charity to raise money for and that is Dreams Come True please check them out, the work they do is amazing.
It’s October the 9th and we have officially registered our entry into the Mongol Rally 2016. Official dates supplied are July 16th 2016 through to 10th of September 2016.
It is early doors but like many other teams we need to be on our toes and get prepped, QUICK! Time is of the essence…
If you’ve got to our website but somehow don’t know what the Mongol Rally is then here is a quick over view –
England to Ulan Ude via Mongolia
~ 10,000 km
~ 40 days
Sub 1.2L, SHIT, car
Sounds fun right?
Here is a snippet of an overview taken directly from The Adventurists’ site:
What’s all this then
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…
1. You can only take a farcically small vehicle
2. You’re completely on your own
3. You’ve got to raise a £1000 for charity
Still don’t think people do this? Have 2 minutes spare? Watch the video: