It's September. We started in July. You could have watched an entire lifecycle of a ladybird in the time the Mongol Rally has been going on. If you wanted to do that though, you're on the wrong page.
Here's your rolling news for Week 7:
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That's all from us folks for another weekend. We'll be back bright and early on Monday, but until then enjoy these cracking pictures from Team Khan Fly of their drive through Mongolia:
Pretty lucky that with a sticker like that on their bum they actually made it all the way there.
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The Sussex Rum Runners did a thing:
An typically enthusiastic response from the office.
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Nostalgia time already? Here's the Chemical Brummers and friends on the Transfagarasan way back on the 23rd July:
Apparently, this shot was captured as our ralliers were waiting for their brakes to cool. Those were the days.
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We've not written a lot about this Morris Minor Traveller. But he's called Albert and he's doing pretty well.
Here he is in Semey, meandering along the Pamir Highway and most recently, on the receiving end of a magnificent bodge job in Barnaul.
Apparently, Albert now comes with a modified Lada axel, Lada wheels and a "Heath Robinson" handbrake. Should be good to go.
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Sounds about right.
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What could that be then?
Ahhh. A back-alley bum tattoo. Of course.
Apparently, £200 to charity is the going rate for one of Aaron's bum cheeks. So, James is next then?
Come on boyo. Get your bum out. It's for charity.
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Sweet of you to think that other people might make the same error, but i'm not sure that it counts as a public service announcement. I think this one's just you.
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We hear the baby's mum and her sister weren't too thrilled with the 'Yolo' but we are confident Mihai will be able to persuade them.
After all, Marco Yolo have done pretty well. After a brutal crash in Kazakhstan, they have still made it to the finish line with flag and numberplate.
Brave, determined and crash-resistant: pretty good pedigree for a namesake.
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Wondering why we bang on about Mongolia all the time? This video will clear that right up:
We applaud My Left Tyre for their excellent rally and ironic choice of song.
A bunch of crazy motherfuckers living it up in the fast lane. Except they are often in the only 'lane'. Often not going very fast. Or... at all.
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Our tracking map is looking pretty sexy:
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Team Fritz may be broken down but they take a good picture of a mechanic at work. An under-appreciated skill, I think.
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They may have finished the Rally, but the teams return to reliable internet, the media continues trickling in. Here's a flashback to the Sussex Rum Runners run through Mongolia.
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Any thoughts from the finish line?
You heard it here first.
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Do you know what this is? It's the Cross-Border Smugglers and they are back in the UK.
Nigel, with the robot arm, is doing ok too apparently. Good news all round. Congratulations gents and Cuddles.
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The Alquimistas and convoy are having a grand old time in the Gobi desert:
Sure. The tractor makes it look fine. Don't much fancy the chances of the rest of the convoy against that river though.
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As we closed last week, we'll open this one by sharing the poetry of Adventurist Peter as he describes the closing party and the aftermath. His words are probably best enjoyed with a cigarette and a whisky:
He weaves quite a picture doesn't he?
You've reached the beginning of Week 7. If you could travel back in time to this moment, you could enjoy the August Bank Holiday again.
If you've locked your keys in the Delorean, pretend you didn't by reliving Week 6.
Theres a couple of rolls, plenty of finishing plus a prostate exam, and we're not just talking about the closing party antics.