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The team at the start

July 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The team at the start, originally uploaded by desertaxi. Charles Ed Max

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Summary of what has happened so far….

July 20th, 2008 · No Comments

2008-07-20   11.46hrs We are now in Linz – Austria – hoping to be in Budapest tonight. The old girl is slowly losing electrical functions due to the resonance of the engine that is also driving us slowly insane Charles has rigged up a hammock in the back which has turned out to be a beautiful [...]

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Stopping in Salzburg for lunch…

July 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Stopping in Salzburg for lunch. 2 broken door hinges, 1 broken indicator, 1 broken electric window. 795 miles.

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Rolling out of London…

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

We roll out of London in high style…

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First field update from the team

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

First field update from Team Desertaxi! Ed got us off to a flying start by rearending a Renault in the Folkestone passport queue, provoke who stopped us ina petrol station and gave us a bottle of holy water from Mecca asking for Allah to guide and protect us. We are now 1… (post cut off.. [...]

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Team in the field, updates com…

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Team in the field, updates coming over GSM via twitter…

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WE’RE OFF. THE RALLY IS UNDERWAY. MONGOLIA OR BUST!

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

After months of loving attention to our 1991 London Taxi aka The Taxidermist (she’ll probably stuff us at some point) we are on our way into the unknown. We want to say how very much we appreciate your encouragement and support which has truly inspired us. Thank you. And we want to extend our deepest [...]

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Ostrich eggs, dodgy steering and a slightly camp group photo

July 16th, 2008 · No Comments

With 3 days to go, Team Desertaxi  on this side of the atlantic convened to try and acheive something more than producing hot air. We started by cooking an Ostrich egg that took 45 minutes to soft boil, 15 minutes to cut open and three guys 30 minutes to get half way through. With this [...]

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The London Launch

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Mongol Rally Hello Teams, I hope this finds you all well and in the mood for some serious adventure. Anyway here are some handy details about the London Launch for you, July 19th. Things like how to get in and when to arrive. All terribly useful. ENTERING THE PARK You must enter Hyde Park [...]

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Our new headlights from eBay, just like the cab…

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Our new headlights from eBay, just like the cab… Originally uploaded by desertaxi They may look small but with these on the Desertaxi can probably be seen from space!

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Brand spanking new end pipe

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Brand spanking new end pipe Originally uploaded by desertaxi We needed a new endpiece to stop fumes going into the back of the cab. The boy racer option was just too tempting for Max to resist.

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Charles strikes a pose

July 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Charles strikes a pose Originally uploaded by desertaxi Charles and Ed tidied up the car and installed all the goodies such as an invertor, an all essential fan and a brand new fire extinguisher

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deserttaxi

July 13th, 2008 · No Comments

deserttaxi

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Hi!

July 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Hi!

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pmdgtm

July 13th, 2008 · No Comments

pmdgtm

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Aerial View

July 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Aerial View Originally uploaded by desertaxi Lovely view of our roof rack!

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Ladies and Gentlemen….Start your engines please!

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Dear all we just received notice of our departure time from Hyde park: The launch site is along North Carriage Drive and the Cumberland gate will be closed to all incoming vehicles. 10:30-11:30 Entertainment and prize giving. 12:00-12:30 Race!!! Hope to see you all there Short but Sweet

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Mahoney’s Magic

July 8th, 2008 · No Comments

We love to share good news and this cannot be better. We have an angel. He is David Mahoney whom I met while teaching in Mongolia. Halo goes here David has made a wonderfully, generous, challenge – he will match every donation of $50. or more up to a total of $1,000. We are so [...]

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