The Mongol Rally Is a Guaranteed (But Super-Fun) Disaster

The Mongol Rally Is a Guaranteed (But Super-Fun) Disaster

How about this for a vacation idea? Fly to Europe, buy a beat-up clunker, then try to make it from England to Mongolia as fast as you can. There’s no official route and no official rulebook. Photographer Drew Gurian and his brother, Scott, did just that this summer as participants in the Adventurists’ Mongol Rally. They bought 990ML 60-horsepower Nissan Micras, and after 53 days, 18 countries, a couple broken axles, and an emergency extraction, they crossed the finish line. We talked to to the New York City–based photographer about some of his most memorable times on the road.

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