The Mongol Rally 2015 is done. It's over. The finish line is closed and our roaming adventurists have returned to the HQ nest. We'd missed their lilting poetry and their resonant phone voices. We shall miss them a little longer as they remain locked in a room with our spreadsheet monkeys.
In the meantime, the rest of us can get proper excited for next year. We've heard rumours that Budapest is bloody lovely in August and we are going to investigate.
A shitload of other folk are getting revved up too: we've got 180 teams signed up already. By our count there are eight returning Rally Veterans, one from the Derby, another set of brave honeymooners and thats just page 1.
Out in the world, teams are forming, money is being solicited and cars are having their insides investigated. Here's the round up from the garages. It's always too early to start preparing. Unless this is how you are preparing:
Perhaps you're wondering how to raise the cash for charity? You could take inspiration from Team Him and Her and entertain your visitors for donations. He's got an excellent laugh, she's got a cheeky streak and they abuse each other on video for cash. An excellent plan:
Meanwhile other teams taking different kinds of donations:
Some are just fiddling with their newly acquired cars:
Team Konfjuzd are going straight to the route planning. We heartily approve:
Others are just introducing themselves. People are so polite.
Perhaps you reckon you summer needs a bit of livening up? If you're feeling brave, you can still join them: