It's that time of year again. Nearly nine hundred Ralliers descended upon Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit for the biggest ever Mongol Rally launch.
Starting on Sunday 16th July, they're now heading Eastwards toward Ulan Ude and the Mongol Rally finish line. They have no set route. They have no backup. Most of them don't even have a plan. It's going to be bloody brilliant.
They have 10,000 miles before them. Deserts, mountains, dust, a variety of shit crisps, breakdowns (vehicular), breakdowns (emotional), hangovers, glorious mischief and adventure in spades await.
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Fighting brides, partying, cane fighting, and a whole load of crappy vehicles. All the action from the pre-launch of #mongolrally2017
The Mongolian wrestlers began their destruction of the Ralliers, keeping with tradition.
Then Casper came along with his enormous balls and defeated a wrestler, winning himself a place in the Mongol Rally Hall of Fame. Children will tell tales of his victory for centuries to come.
Behold, what happens when you give the videographer too much coffee.
Finn from The DDR Devils."It's a communist car, made from communist cotton with a 2-stroke communist engine."
God speed, comrades.
Graeme from team Jacky moo-arts': We've had the car converted into a cow and unfortunately we were storing it on a farm and the artist who converted it also owns 23 highland cows. The bull "Roddy" showed particular interest in "Morag" the car. He wants a bit of rough and tumble with Morag. Lots of drool, lip licking and come hither calls, I was a wee bit worried my exhaust was going to get shagged before we left."
Seems like a lovely place to start our rolling news...welcome to the mayhem Morag.