What's it all about?
Thanks for taking the time to visit TEAM JACKIE MOO-ART’S web page. We are about to embark on the world’s most bonkers motoring adventure – the Mongol Rally.
Our mission is to get a tiny Ford Fiesta, kitted out to look like a four-wheeled Highland Cow, from Scotland to Mongolia.
We’ll be driving 10,000 miles across Europe, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia in a farcically small vehicle. 4x4s are banned and if we end up in Syria, we’ll have taken a wrong turn.
It’s going to be udder madness!
There’s no backup, no support and we have been warned that any ‘Help! We’ve broken down in Kyrgyzstan’ type phone calls to Mongol Rally HQ will be met with a snort or derision and a click of the receiver.
The Mongol Rally’s motto is: “If nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong.”
The point of the trip is to celebrate team leader Graeme Donohoe’s 40th birthday – and more importantly, to hopefully raise a shed load of cash for three-times F1 champ Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity Race Against Dementia.
Dementia is now Britain’s biggest killer. There are 850,000 sufferers in the UK – and that figure is expected to soar to two million by 2051 unless a cure can be developed.
Sadly, Sir Jackie’s wife Helen was diagnosed last year. Sunday Mail reporter Graeme wants to support the charity because two of his grand-parents suffered from the devastating brain disease.
So please, please dig deep.
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