Can you believe it? We've passed Week 8 and are nestling into the 'onwards.'
The updates are getting a little thin on the ground as the teams finish and then wallow in relief and beer soaked glory.
We on the Rolling News are not worried. As everyone knows, slower is better and it's always the teams who come in last who have the best stories.
This is where we will publish the proof. It's the final round up of the news coming in from the road.
We're calling it. The 2015 Rally Rolling News is over.
There are still a few intrepid teams on the road. The Iron Badgers are chilling out with their bikes in Turkey:
Team Wrong Direction is giving up on updates altogether:
My Left Tyre have done the rally name proud by driving all the way to Tokyo:
All thoroughly commendable. Almost brings a tear to the eye.
2015 was a corker of a year. But self-indulgent sentiment is shit so we're doing this.
15.00 16.09.2015 Rosa Earp
That sounds pretty minor. Until you see this:
Yeah. You could not have underplayed that one more. Nice driving.
20.02 15.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Well what have we got here? Another tattoo? We'll own, we were a little skeptical that these weren't just ball point pen but the team swears they're the real deal.
13.30 15.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Yup. The kids are back at school. The traffic is shit. We were all well pissed off about it. But then Team Khanada reminded us we aren't dealing with this on the commute:
12.49 16.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Team Nomad have piped up with their highlights in photo form. Well worth a look:
04.29 15.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Some of the teams choose to drive back through Russia but those thousands of miles already on the speedometer means they are breaking down on the regular:
Down but not out. That's what we like to see.
10.33 15.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Got four minutes? You won't regret spending it with Hop Skip & A Jump as they finish the rally.
11.00 14.09.2015 Rosa Earp
We love a 'before and after.' Or in this case, a 'before' and a 'that is some facial hair they have now.' Congratulations to Team SNASA.
13.40 09.09.2015 Rosa Earp
And another foolhardy team in another improbable car are over the finish line. This time, it's Two Stroke Rocket in their Trabant. Good stuff:
12.50 09.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Mongolia strikes again:
A strong list. Here's your visual:
09.09.2015 Rosa Earp
From the comfort of the UK, The Sussex Rum Runners have produced some cracking shots of their rally. Stuck in sand in Turkmenistan, mobbed by women in Uzbekistan and by the highest point of the Pamir Highway. This album's a corker:
15.07 07.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Apparently, we don't say often enough how shit sat navs are:
"But did they reach their destination" we hear you cry. Er... no. They drove into a river, flooded the engine, drank some nescafe, camped in a field and turned back to Bishek.
We hear this was all the on Michaels birthday. A pretty memorable birthday.
11.05 07.09.2015 Rosa Earp
We left them last week in Russia but not at the finish line. Now they've bloody done it. With their engine cable-tied to the car.
Here's Adventure for Dementia and their Ligier in Ulan Ude.
They are the smallest car ever to finish.
That's what Mr Joolz says anyway, and he would know. He has the memory of a goldfish in a bowl of vodka.
Congratulations chaps. That's a fucking shit car.
Welcome. That's all the news so far from Week 8. But there is plenty more from the road in Week 7.
You will see a naked bum cheek. I'm sure there was a reason.