One man. Three Mongol Rallies. In a row.
There are people that head to the same place every year when they need a break from the daily humdrum. They are normally boring people.
We know a man who decided to head to the same place for three years in a row, but he definitely isn't boring. If the place is the capital of Mongolia, and you're driving a highly a unsuitable car 10,000 miles through deserts and mountains to get there, it's a hat-trick of adventurism.
Graham Burkhadt took on the Mongol Rally 2007. In 2008 he did it again, and in 2009 he drove from England to Mongolia for the third consecutive year, reaching the finish line every time. Different car and team mate each year, same splendid moustache...
In 2010 Graham popped up at the Mongol Rally launch at Goodwood Motor Circuit, but this time he had sneaked in with his 1987 Renault 4 because he was signed up for the Africa Rally later that year. Due to his uber veteran status he was allowed to take a lap round Goodwood Race Circuit, and later that year he drove all the way to Cameroon.
The following year he took on the Rickshaw Run, and he's also driven a Metro to Murmansk in Russia and recently drove south again, to Mali and back.
We doff our electronic blog-hats in the direction of Mr. Burkhadt, here are some photos of his adventuring and regular appearances at the Mongol Rally finish line.
Mongol Rally 2007 finish line, Graham celebrates with a beer:
Mongol Rally 2008 finish line:
Mongol Rally 2009 finish line, Graham has a different team mate, but still sports that fine moustache:
Off road on the Mongol Rally 2007:
Africa Rally highway:
A camel in the road on the Mongol Rally:
Graham in the newspaper in India while he was on the Rickshaw Run:
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