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Venture T.W.O has been accumulated!

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Hello again everyone!

We have bought the second car!

It’s a 2004 Fabia Hatchback with only 6900 km on the meter. It comes with awesome front seat heaters and a wonderful dent on the front left fender.

Also, it smells faintly of cat piss but engine and transmission runs golden. At 73 horse power it will be the trust steed of the Silver Team, aka team cold beer (it has a power outlet in the boot for the fridge).

So, merry xmas and we’ll start pimping the cars in the new year!

Before we leave you for the festivities, here’s a few more pictures of the glorious bastard.

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Venture O.N.E has been accumulated!

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So, yesterday, we went to look at a car, just to see how small it was, so that we could write it off as “not drivable all the way to Mongolia”.

But..

It turned out that the car was way more roomy than we had expected, and the price the guy gave us was insanely cheap (we hope so at least :) … no read warning flags here, no no no!). So we ended up faling in love, and bringing him home.

Say hello to the latest addition to the Team Venture, we call him “Venture One”, aka “Mr. Matiz”, aka “Metallic-orangeback Mountain”, aka “Sugar top”.. WOHOO!!

This beauty is a Daewoo Matiz 1.0, 63 Hk, 995 cc. It has run 13500 mil, so we know the motor IS GOOD! (Right?). The colour is something people like to call Metallic Orange, but we call it “sunburst on a rainy day in the palmir”, same same.

ABS breaks, AC, Airbag on the driver side, CD-stereo (CD!!!), electrical window-thingies in the front … analog in the back. 5 doors, buttons on the key that you can lock the car with (this my friends, is indeed, the future!), seat heaters for the front seats (tho, I think these might not work). Also have outside temp. meter .. haven’t been able to locate this one .. maybe it’s on the outside of the car or something.

Some more images? YES!

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We’re not dead, we’re just sleeping.

Yeah, been quiet here for a little while, I know. We’re busy.. well, finding the two cars. Oh, and getting ready for the holidays, with all that comes with it. Work deadlines, shopping for gifts, cancelling subscriptions for chocolate calendars.

But, fear not, we will be back soon with some updates on how everything is going in debt.

In the meantime, take a peek at our indiegogo-campaign, it’s moving along nicely.

Talk to you soon, and happy holidays if not! :D

I got 99 problems, and two cars is one.

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Cars cars cars.

Working hard, oh so hard, to get us the two cars we need to do this god forsaken but truly amazing rally. We’ve talked to Mini/BMW about sponsoring us, but we’ve yet to hear back from them about the final judgement. Fingers crossed tho, super crossed! :) I even made a beta version of the start page for this site, which will be used as start page if we get a car sponsorship, to utilise the space 110% and make the sponsor/s really show (with borrowed code from Adidas). Almost looks like it was a campaign site for a car.

We have been around and about, looking at backup cars, and it is looking like a bright future if the sponsorship falls through … but we hope it doesn’t have to go to that :)

Have a nice weekend people, and take care of each other.

Meeting number Two, and the smell of an un-route seen before.

planning(My map and drawings, trying to explain the route to my team mates)

So, meeting number two has been dealt with. It was held on the 52nd floor of the turning torso, and it was amazing. Well, except for the gas we all got from eating a really sketchy pizza before the meeting, so the place was not odor-less™.

We started out with me, drawing and talking about what un-route we are going to take, what dates, and how long the diferent stages takes. Since I’ve been using google maps a lot, none of the dates will actually be accurate, and the distances will probably take twice as long as expected, but hey, we have a route at least. Start at the 14th from Klenova Castle, and make it to the Mongolian border before 2’nd of August … those are the two main dates we have to stick to.

Second thing on the agenda was taking pictures of each team member in the outfit we’ve bought for the rally. Will post pictures here … one at a time.

We also tried out some freeze dried food, which will be used as back up food on the trip. I will post movie shot/s of that later :)

Then we went thru the status on the cars, and the new deadline is now “by the end of November”, since we’re waiting to hear from a sponsor that (*fingers crossed*) might be able to help us out with the cars. Giving them a little while longer to get back to us, and if that falls through, we will start organising the buying of the cars, since time is running out on this part of the project.

Wondering why? Well, first, it’s a matter of showing potential backers that we’re dedicated about doing this. And second, we need to have this ready before January when most companies plan their 2013 budgets for advertising, and well, we want to be in that budget. As soon as we have the cars, the fundraising can start for real. For realz™. For sure.

It was a good meeting, and we stayed a bit after the meeting was over, just chatting and messing around. The group is getting to know each other better and better, and everyone is slowly realising that this will be awesome. Truly awesome.

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