National Public Radio’s The Story with Dick Gordon interviewed Scott about his experiences while participating in the Mongol Rally during the summer of 2009. Thanks to Dick Gordon and his producer Janet Babin for the interview. (Split into two parts to get around YouTube’s ten minute length restriction.)
Below are some preparation tips for those of you that are considering doing the Mongol Rally in forthcoming years:
You’ll be doing a lot of promotion before the rally, trying to raise funds for charity and whatnot. The first thing you should do is get yourself a web site (GoDaddy sells domain names for about $10 and you can have it forwarded to anywhere) and print out some business cards. Amazingly, we were one of the only teams in the rally that had cards printed, and every other team thought it was a great idea but hadn’t thought of it themselves. Check out our cards, and then head on over to Prints Made Easy where you can get 100 full-color cards for $15! I would get more than that if you’re serious about fundraising though–I went through about 1500 myself.
The Adventurists, organizers of the Mongol Rally, have posted an overview of the Festival of Slow, at the Goodwood Race Track, that we just took part in as a part of the official UK launch. We didn’t have the best weather, but it could have been worse. Most of the time we were trying to finish up paperwork, deck our vehicle out with rally stickers, and formulate some sort of plan to cross the English Channel. I watched the entire thing and it looks like we weren’t captured on film at all…oh well!
In the summer of 2009, two guys from Metro Detroit traveled 10,000 miles from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in an effort to raise money to assist underprivileged Mongolian families in becoming self-sufficient.