THE MONGOL RALLY
In summer 2014, we drove from London to Mongolia in a tiny purple car.
We destroyed the car, but made it to Mongolia in one of the greatest adventures of our lives.
Current Location: Mission Accomplished!
“This is 10,000 miles of feral, unsupported adventuring chaos from the UK to Mongolia in cars the size of a lawnmower. If nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong. It’s not clever, it’s not safe and you might not finish but it is the greatest adventure on the planet.” – The Adventurists
These are the words that convinced this group of hard-working NYC lads to ditch their everythings and have it out across one third of the world. We’re still not fully sure why. But if you’ve made it to this page, then welcome to our adventure. Buckle up.
The Mongol Rally is no guided tour. The premise is simple: obtain a crappy car (1L or smaller or engine) and drive from the UK to Mongolia in whatever way possible. There will be hiccups, but there lies the fun. We covered 19 countries in 8 crazy weeks.
Countries: United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia
THE AUTO GOULET
1998 Nissan Micra 1.0 Envy
- 1L engine
- Right-side steering wheel
- Manual transmission
- 62,000 miles
- No A/C
2 doors1 functioning door
- 1 busted window
- Very loudly purple
- 1 completely innovative roof rack
Read our comprehensive Ode to the Auto Goulet here.
FROM THE BLOG
Well Dunn Foundation
We are beyond proud to be supporting the legacy of our dear friend Emily by fundraising in her honor. The mission of Well Dunn is to support the ambitions of inspired young professionals by providing mentorships, scholarships, internships, and job placement assistance to volunteers in the entertainment industry that show exceptional talent and drive as the leaders of tomorrow.
Well Dunn was founded in honor of Emily Dunn, a young professional in the entertainment industry and our dear friend, who exemplified the ethos of leadership: passion, integrity, confidence, deep engagement and a driving work ethic. Well Dunn seeks out and rewards those who follow Emily’s exceptional example. Well Dunn is committed to mentoring these leaders and supporting their ambitions.
Emily will be riding with us throughout this great adventure.
Cool Earth works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. It is the official charity of the Mongol Rally and a minimum of 500 GBP of our donations will go here.
Over the last 40 years, half the world’s rainforests have been destroyed. That’s why Cool Earth decided to go about things differently. They don’t create reserves or put up fences. They don’t buy land. Instead, they put indigenous people back in control of the world’s most endangered rainforest. Cool Earth is now working alongside 65 rainforest villages throughout the world. These partner villages are protecting over 350,000 acres of forest that lie directly in the path of chainsaws and bulldozers.
As The Adventurists declare: “We must save every rainforest so that future generations have somewhere to get stuck.”
The Indiegogo campaign is now closed. Thank you to the 75+ donors who raised over $7,600! The Global Goulets, Well Dunn Foundation, and Cool Earth are so grateful.
In September 2014, the Global Goulets conquered Mongolia. With only 1 functional door, no functional windows, and two completely flat tires, we pulled into Ulan Bataar after 10,000+ miles of hardcore roughing it. The shit-eating grins on our faces summed up the countless highs and lows and everything in between we experienced on the Rally. To anyone who helped us on the way, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing strangers we met along our journey.
Departed: London, England, July 20th, 2014
Finished: Ulan Bataar, Mongolia, September 5th, 2014
Car Troubles: Every. Damn. Day.
Fundraising: $7,600+ from 75+ individual donors
The Way Home: Fly through Korea, to San Francisco, and drive cross-country for two weeks until NYC
Read the complete tales of our Mongol Rally adventure in our blog!
Current Location: Mission Accomplished!