Toyota Hilux Surf

Our vehicle
Make: 
Toyota
Model: 
Hilux Surf
Model (specifics): 
SSR TD
Engine size (cc): 
2,400cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1991
Colour: 
Grey
Rally details
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)
Current status
Status: 
Abandoned
Abandoned Vehicles
Date you abandoned: 
29 Jul 2008
Abandoned - why?: 
Half way through our journey, in Slovakia, 3 of our 4 members got their passports stolen, as well as the car registration paper and the insurance. Since the owner of the car had to drop out of the rallyn since getting an Iranian passport back takes about a month, and the vehicle cannot pass the border withouth the owner, our beloved Hilux Surf was dumped in Latvia, the last of Schengen countries, right before entering Ukrain. 2 members continued the journey using the trans siberian.
Where abandoned?: 
Riga, Latvia

Mitsubishi Shogun

Our vehicle
Make: 
Mitsubishi
Model: 
Shogun
Model (specifics): 
V6
Engine size (cc): 
2,972cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1989
Colour: 
blue
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
5 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)

Ok so we are the proud owners of a Mistubishi Shogun. It's a powerful beast with a V6 3.0 litre engine and should get us there with a minimum of fuss.

It will have 3 hydrogen cells fitted to the engine, which will reduce fuel consumption by about 25-30%. Unfortunately, it doesn't (yet) have air-con, but hopefully we can persuade some kind fellows to fit us one for free.

Current status
Status: 
Completed

Volkswagen Golf

Our vehicle
Make: 
Volkswagen
Model: 
Golf
Model (specifics): 
Driver
Engine size (cc): 
1,600cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1990
Colour: 
red
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
5 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Altanbulag (Sukhbataar)
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Current status
Status: 
Completed

Lada Niva

Our vehicle
Make: 
Lada
Model: 
Niva
Model (specifics): 
Cossack
Engine size (cc): 
1,600cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1993
Colour: 
red
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
12 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)

Details and photos of our beast can be found on our team website. We have been making gradual improvements to her and are just ramping up our efforts to ensure that shes good to go on the 12th July.

Current status
Status: 
Abandoned
Abandoned Vehicles
Date you abandoned: 
6 Aug 2008
Abandoned - why?: 
Suffered from repeated blowing of head gaskets. By the time we'd got the problem properly sorted we'd run out of time on our Russian visas so we flew home from Kazakhstan
Where abandoned?: 
Central Astana

Mercedes E Class

Our vehicle
Make: 
Mercedes
Model: 
E Class
Engine size (cc): 
2,599cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1989
Colour: 
GOLD
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
6 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Altanbulag (Sukhbataar)
Current status
Status: 
Abandoned
Abandoned Vehicles
Date you abandoned: 
15 Sep 2008
Abandoned - why?: 
Not allowed to enter at border due to import tax issue
Where abandoned?: 
Northern Russia/Mongolia border

Nissan Micra

Our vehicle
Make: 
Nissan
Model: 
Micra
Model (specifics): 
1.0 3 door 5 speed
Engine size (cc): 
998cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1996
Colour: 
White
Rally details
Intended entry border(s): 
Altanbulag (Sukhbataar)
Current status
Status: 
Completed

Honda Civic

Our vehicle
Make: 
Honda
Model: 
Civic
Model (specifics): 
SE Executive Auto
Engine size (cc): 
1,590cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2003
Colour: 
blue
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
25 Jun 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)
Current status
Status: 
Abandoned
Abandoned Vehicles
Abandoned - why?: 
Returned Home after Reaching Russian-Kazakhstan Border.

Volvo 240

Our vehicle
Make: 
Volvo
Model: 
240
Model (specifics): 
DL
Engine size (cc): 
2,316cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1990
Colour: 
White
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
11 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Altanbulag (Sukhbataar)
Current status
Status: 
Completed

Isuzu TROOPER

Our vehicle
Make: 
Isuzu
Model: 
TROOPER
Model (specifics): 
SWB TURBO D
Engine size (cc): 
3,100cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1994
Colour: 
Grey
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
5 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)

Current status
Status: 
Completed

Nissan Micra

Our vehicle
Make: 
Nissan
Model: 
Micra
Model (specifics): 
DX
Engine size (cc): 
988cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
1985
Colour: 
Green
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
17 Jul 2008
Intended entry border(s): 
Altanbulag (Sukhbataar)
Our car is a slightly older Nissan Micra but is in superb condition. We have also spent a lot of time on the vehicle, renewing a lot of parts and adding upgrades on the way. The car has a custom built sump guard and roof rack. It has also received a suspension transplant from a 95 Polo. This gives the car a higher ride heiBght for better ground clearance and also has stiffer springs so it can cope well under load.
Current status
Status: 
Abandoned
Abandoned Vehicles
Date you abandoned: 
16 Aug 2008
Abandoned - why?: 
Had some work done on the carb, mechanic didn't put a fuel line clip back on. It popped off and set the engine bay on fire.
Where abandoned?: 
Almaty, Kazakhstan.