There are a few other folks online, like us, partial to a proper roadtrip. The Adventurists are fellow motoring mentalists, flying across America by paramotor, dicking about on rickshaws and driving knackered Russian motorbikes on frozen lakes in Siberia.

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You may best know them for their now famous “Mongol Rally”, a one-way roadtrip across some pretty extreme terrain in largely inappropriate motors. This is the King of the banger rallies. They kindly shared these pictures of this year’s trip, taken at the Aral sea and the Pamir highway, and other parts of the map where google dare not venture.

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Yes, that’s a Rover 800 limo, in somewhere ending in –stan, and Eddie’s ice cream van on the Mongolian steppe. They’ve raised an incredible £5 million for charity and say…

We must save every rainforest in the world so future generations have somewhere to get stuck. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal weavers, but because the world would be sh!t without them.

 
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We thank the Adventurists for these inspirational pictures. Track them down online here and read the stories behind the pictures or, better still, sign up and create a few of your own. Now, where did I leave my pith hat and Metro?

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About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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