The 2014 Mongol Rally has been rolling east for more than two weeks now. and one thing has become clear. The return to the glorious old rust-buckets of yesteryear has paid dividends. Ralliers are breaking down like never before.
Though it's not just the old classics which are breaking down. It seems the more modern cars are breaking down too. Perhaps they just don't want to be left out?
These are the latest incidents the rally has jumped out at teams and given them a hefty kick in the nuts.
The 4 Wheelies: Into the Danger Zone
This car wants to be in Australia. Or maybe it's just upside-down.
Team Meow Meow
Hats off to Craig for accidentally putting his foot through the windscreen. At least it'll improve the ventilation.
Eddie's Delicious Ice Creams
The boys in the antique ice cream van have been beset by mechanical issues. The latest of which has been a repeatedly rupturing head gasket leading to water in the engine. Sadly they got rid of the freezer before they left so they've not even got ice-cream to keep them cool while they wait for repairs.
Le Freye Pouli
Enrico and team have also been suffering a few issues. The mechanic they found suggested removing this box with the two blue wires. He reasoned that he didn't know what it did so it probably wasn't important.
Also visiting the mechanic shop are team Ulan Gators, fortunately only an exhaust problem in this case.
This car has either a really good turning circle or a bit of a bent rod.
Apparently they were there for 12 hours... At least they found some shade.
The Argonaughts Return!
We've said it before ad we'll say it again - we love this car. Not so sure if these two love it as much though. By the looks of things, the roads don't love it either.
It's just a flesh wound. Hopefully the bus looked worse, although somehow that seems unlikely.
Remember you can track the teams live on our shiny new tracking map.