20 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

1988 Polo hatchback to travel 10,000 miles on Mongol Rally 2014

Mongol Rally 2014: The Mongol Marauders

Robert Templeton and Jack Eddy are planning to drive a 1988 Polo hatchback ‘breadvan’ from London to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.The ‘Mongol Marauders’ (as Templeon and Eddy will be known) are just one of around 400 teams who will complete the mammoth 10,000-mile Mongol Rally 2014 for charity.

It won’t be easy. The car is 25 years old for a start (how does that happen – the Mk 2 Polo first appeared 31 years ago), no stop-offs are planned, and no approved routes are given by the organisers. To make its just a bit more of a challenge, Templeton and Eddy are planning to drive back to Blighty, too.

The Mongol Marauders’ chosen charities are Help for Heroes and Cool Earth. If you would like to sponsor the pair and their Polo, donate to their causes, email themongolmarauders@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/mongolmarauders. Follow the duo on Twitter, too: @mongolmarauders. The Mongol Rally 2014 starts on 20 July, and the finish line ‘opens’ for competitors on 9 August.

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