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Nissan Navara

Our vehicle
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Make: 
Nissan
Model: 
Navara
Model (specifics): 
D22 2.5 DI 4X4
Engine size (cc): 
2,488cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2004
Net weight: 
1,842kg
Number of seats: 
5
Gross weight: 
2,630kg
Transmission (gearbox): 
Manual
Fuel type: 
diesel
Colour: 
Silver
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
6 Jul 2013
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)

Vauxhall Combo Crew 2000

Our vehicle
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Make: 
Vauxhall
Model: 
Combo Crew 2000
Model (specifics): 
1.3 CTDi
Engine size (cc): 
1,248cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2008
Net weight: 
1,285kg
Number of seats: 
5
Gross weight: 
1,995kg
Transmission (gearbox): 
Manual
Fuel type: 
diesel
Colour: 
White
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
6 Jul 2013
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)

We're immensely grateful to European Active Projects Ltd who generously sponsored Stop Yakking this fantastic Vauxhall Combo Crew van.  

Current status
Status: 
Ready to go!

Vauxhall Movano

Our vehicle
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Make: 
Vauxhall
Model: 
Movano
Model (specifics): 
DTI 3500 MWB
Engine size (cc): 
2,463cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2005
Net weight: 
2,500kg
Number of seats: 
3
Gross weight: 
3,500kg
Transmission (gearbox): 
Manual
Fuel type: 
diesel
Colour: 
White
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
6 Jul 2013
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)

Suzuki Carry

Our vehicle
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Make: 
Suzuki
Model: 
Carry
Model (specifics): 
Panel Van
Engine size (cc): 
1,298cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2005
Net weight: 
950kg
Number of seats: 
2
Gross weight: 
1,450kg
Transmission (gearbox): 
Manual
Fuel type: 
petrol
Colour: 
White with black writing
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
6 Jul 2013
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)
Current status
Status: 
On the road

Amir Rabbani

Key Facts
Your Name: 
Amir Rabbani
Qualifications: 
Driver
Skills: 
Driving
Looking forward to: 
5th Gear
NOT Looking forward to: 
Alfresco Constitutions
Previous driving experience: 
My previous cars
Location: 
Place of birth: 

Farhan Kadri

Key Facts
Your Name: 
Farhan Kadri
Qualifications: 
Full UK driving license
Skills: 
Rear view mirror gazing head maneuver. I'm pretty good on the wing mirror glancing action as well.
Looking forward to: 
The various foods on the way
Previous driving experience: 
xbox
About Me: 

Semi-trained scientist, part-time computer programmer, and excitable risk officer. Currently saving wikipedia pages on car repairs onto my phone. Always helps to be prepared.

Location: 
College attended: 
UCL
Place of birth: 

Mechanic Depressives

To raise money for a good cause in an adventurous way.We are raising for Go Help! as well as for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Two very worthy causes.
Friends from East London

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Final Entry

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Amir pointed out a passage in the Mongol Rally handbook giving advice on the journey. It read “If nothing goes wrong, then everything has gone wrong.” I think this is very true. The trip was never meant to be easy for anyone doing it. For us it was particularly hard. We were ill prepared for the difficulties we encountered. From the state of the roads, the distances that needed to be covered, and the sheer exhaustion that driving with so much concentration can cause. What we thought was an excellent choice of car turned out to be a machine that was unsuited for the terrain (particularly due to its age) and was difficult to fix when it did go wrong. The teams that had more simply engineered cars also had major car problems, but theirs were easier and cheaper to fix.

Having said that, we did travel 10,000 miles across Europe and Asia, and we did finish the rally. Our objective was to raise money for charity, which we did, and to deliver a vehicle that the charity could use. This we also did – the car in Mongolia, even in its current state, is worth around $25,000, and this will help fund their excellent projects.

The adventure was a long and difficult one, but ultimately one I will look back on as one of my more memorable endeavours. The places I have seen, the experiences I have had and the people I have met have made it a most rewarding experience.

As my final entry in this blog, I want to thank everyone who supported us. To my friends and family who sponsored us before we left and helped us along the way, to the people who we met on our trip, to everyone who sent messages of support on our journey (they were all appreciated,) and to everyone who has been following this blog.

Thank you.

 

Farhan

Nissan D22

Our vehicle
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Make: 
Nissan
Model: 
D22
Model (specifics): 
2.5DI 4x4 Navara
Engine size (cc): 
2,488cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2004
Net weight: 
1,800kg
Number of seats: 
5
Gross weight: 
2,860kg
Transmission (gearbox): 
Manual
Fuel type: 
diesel
Colour: 
Silver
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
29 Jun 2013
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)
Current status
Status: 
Not yet started
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