Monday, 2 July 2007

The Mongol Rally 2007

On our postings there is a lot about the car but a few people have asked what we are actually doing as they can't find the information! So I have bumped some of the stuff from previous posts so you can see what we are about.

We are Alex and Adam aka Team Rusty Rhinos

On the 21st of July 2007 we will start our rally in Hyde Park, London, heading off into the unknown, with the intention of eventually reaching the finish line, in Ulan Bataar, Mongolia.

The challenge

Travel a third of the way around the earth, from London to Mongolia via a plethora of countries most people haven't heard of in any crap car that has an engine with no more than 1 litre of power.

We will be on our own, with no support team or backup of any kind and certainly no GPS or any hi-tech navigational equipment. In fact, nothing hi-tech will be anywhere near us! This should take 3 to 4 weeks, but judging by our vehicle, who knows when we will end up in Ulan Bataar!

Visit for more information on the event.

Why on earth are we doing this?

Our aim is to raise money for two charities - Hopes and Homes for Children and Mercy Corps Mongolia. Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Hope and Homes for Children has a mission to give hope to the poorest children in the world - those who are orphaned, abandoned or vulnerable - by enabling them to grow up within the love of a family and the security of a home, so that they can fulfill their potential.

You have all been very generous so far and we have raised over £1200 but we would like to raise more for the worthy charities. We hope that you will be generous with your donations, even if you can only afford £1, this will really help us reach our targets which we would love to exceed. You can dontate using the links on the right of the page. The big "Donate Now" buttons!

It goes without saying, that we also plan on having a great time on this amazing adventure while helping a worthwhile cause.

The car

A 1985 Suzuki SJ 410. That's a 1 litre engine, providing us with 45bhp of pure unadulterated power. The car is damp, rusty, slow and old (and it sometimes smells funny). It provides a comfort level similar to that of a camel. At the end of the rally we will sign the car over to a charity working with the children of Mongolia.

Thank you...

...for visiting our fundraising page. Please dig deep and sponsor us online. Any donation is much appreciated and welcomed. Check back at to view our progress.

Donating through the links on the right is fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: The charities will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor us now!

Many thanks for your support.

Adam and Alex

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