Well, our crap car finally found us on May 1, 2010. Turned out it wasn't such crap after all, but rather a pretty HOT little ride. We've decided to go the 'public service vehicle' route, which this year includes cargo vans and single cab pickups. Our little 2WD Toyota Pickup features about 1.5 feet of space to store our belongings, a 22RE engine and currently sports a flaming paint job sure to attract the attention of every police car between London and UB. Check out our pics in the Gallery and also check it out on our Facebook group page - 'Khanopies Over Mongolia - Mongol Rally 2010'.
Help keep us out of the Gulag!
As for our route, we are planning a journey which will take us through eastern Europe and to the north of the Black Sea through Ukraine, into Russia, then Kazakhstan, again into Russia and then across the whole of Mongolia, where their idea of a road is a set of dirt yak tracks. Admittedly, we are planning a route based on the location of some of the cooler Eastern European and Ukrainian drop zones, in order that we can drop in, meet the locals, make a quick jump and be back on our way. Hey, we are a team of skydivers after all!
Want to help keep our flaming cop magnet running?