Lauren and Mike landed a team in the Mongol Rally 2010! We’re in the process of picking a few team members, looking for sponsors, and planning our route. You can follow all of our progress via the blog, but we’ll also be creating a Mongol Rally page on our website soon with updates and more information.
The Mongol Rally is a charity event wherein each team (500 total) take a 1 liter car from Europe to Mongolia to donate the car to charity along with $1500 for Mercy Corps. We’re overwhelmed with glee that we get to participate in the event this year, having witnessed several teams from the 2009 rally while in Turkmenistan. It is a once-in-a-lifetime, crazy event and it’s for a good cause.
Our team, the Abandon the Cube team, is conjoined with the Not Cubists team from Yelm, Washington. We’re busy with the preliminary aspects of putting together two winning cars with one winning strategy to make it to Mongolia in our perfectly unsuitable, tiny little cars.
More information on the Mongol Rally or for other volunteer experiences, see our “Events ” drop-down menu.
To sponsor us, or if you have ideas for sponsors please send us an email at lauren (at) abandonthecube.com or mike (at) abandonthecube.com
Congratulations on getting a place on the rally> I hope your preparations are going to plan. You will have the roadtrip of a lifetime.
I did an interview on my blog with a previous team, the “Yakky Racers”, it’s got a few useful insights mongol rally interview so if you’ve got five minutes it might be worth reading.
All the best on the trip, fingers crossed your tiny little car makes it all the way in one piece!
Way cool, thanks for letting us know!
Wish I had beautiful scrpas like that, to make ATC’s! Your layout is fantastic, Suzz! Such a cute photo of your daughter! Love the wreath too! Fun idea to use it as a tag for a bottle. Wonderful post today! 🙂