I finally had the time to gather up all of the video that we shot and compile a ‘rally recap’ for everyone to view, which I ‘premiered’ at our speaking engagement at the West Bloomfield Library a few weeks ago. It gives you some idea of the terrain we covered and is a pretty interesting watch, so be sure to check it out.
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!
I want to wish a hearty welcome to all of the friends, family, and well-wishers that have visited the site recently and continue to do so everyday. I have been doing my best to get the word out about the upcoming trip. It’s tough to raise donations in this economy, but we’re going to do all we can in the next five months to raise as much as we can for our charity, Mercy Corps. If you haven’t donated yet, please take the time to do so. We still have a looong way to go until we reach our goal. It’s quick and easy to do, and every donation, no matter what amount, helps us out. Donate Now
Also, I would like to post a video of the Mongol Rally. I have compiled the below video from several separate ‘teaser’ clips of the recently released Official Mongol Rally DVD. This twenty-minute video takes a humorous look at the 2007 Mongol Rally. Give it a look-see and get a better idea of what the rally is all about.
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.