The Cars

Day 30+31+32+33+34+35+36

Still in Mongolia, still struggling to get to Ulanbataar.

One car breaks down, we fix it, second car breaks down, we tow it … for 350km. Good times!
Cars keeps getting stuck, breaking down, loosing parts, making noise. But we will not give up!
We reach the finish line. We did it. We’re fucking awesome.

BOOM!

This was the most epic adventure I have ever done, and probably ever will do, something I’ll remember for the rest of my life … not a day goes by without me thinking about it.

Let me know if you have any questions about the rally if you’re planing to do it. I’m here to help!

PEACE! :D

Music:
Skip & Die – Anti-Capitalista
Mr. Bill, ill-esha – Quixotically Speaking

Day 23+24+25+26+27

After a stunning 4 (yes, four) days at the Mongolian border, not knowing where and what (and anything really) and when we were gonna get let into the god damned country, we finally got let in … it was four long days, but I wouldn’t change them for the world. So many memories. So little footage (it was illegal to film on the premises).
Mongolia was so awesome, you should go there. Awesome.

Music:
Ben Howard – Old Pine

Day 20+21+22+ and a few hours of 23

In between all the blog posts and gallery updates from the trip, I thought you might wanted to see the seventh instalment of the Team Venture Adventure Time Ride of Your Life Videos!

We’re reaching for the Mongol border, and it’s a far reach.

Leaving Kazakhstan, driving though the motherland (russia) and being pleasantly surprised about how amazingly stunning it is. Camping and trying to reach the mongol border since it might take a few days to get through the border itself according to rumours.

And yes, it took a while to get through.

Loving every second of it.

Music:
Yppah – Never mess with sunday
Fastpoholmen – Intro

We lost our fifth leg. No pun intended.

We lost our fifth leg. No pun intended.

Bad news everybody.

Team member Ted decided to jump ship. We’re very sad that he decided to do this, but as you all know, you can’t really force anyone to do shit like this if they don’t want to do it.

We’re not sure just why he jumped ship, but we think it has something to do with him being a sissy. Or something like that. One can only guess. And that is our guess.

The rest of us are still going tho, 4 man strong team now, and we’re getting PUMPED!

Last night we did the (almost) final work on the cars (still have those plates underneath to fit too), and also packed the cars with all the gear we’re bringing. Everything could fit, and we even got some space left over for … for … well, lets be honest, it will be filled with beer.

Later this week, we’ll do the under-the-car-plates, and then it’s time for the waiting game.

Only 12 days (and 22 hours) left!

T minus 18 days

T minus 18 days

Holy crap!

It seems like yesterday it was 100 days left, and the rally seemed so far away.

Well, it’s now 18 days left and it is feeling more and more real.

GETTING EXCITED? YES!

One member of the team has gotten his passport, filled with nice and awesome visas, and the rest of the team is only missing 1 or 2 visas, then we’re all set to leave (if it was only visas missing).

The cars has been pimped out (thanks to dipyourcar.se), and all kinds of extra stuff to make the travel a little bit more comfortable has been purchased, along with medical equipment (thanks to medivet.se) and camping gear (thanks to friluftsvaror.se).

All that is left now, is the sump guards, and getting an extra key to one of the cars (since Ted lost one >_<). Well, I’m sure there’s a couple of more things, but right now, those are the two “big” things left.

… is it too soon to start packing yet?

Ready for the rally?!
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Team Venture Beta Camping

So, last weekend, me and Jonas took the two cars out for a spin, to try them out for longer distances, and then we ended it all with a camping out in the wilderness. We mad a little movie, enjoy!

Thanks to friluftsvaror.se for all the gear they sponsored us with!

Some pictures?

Reklamöl & Fundraiser

Reklamöl & Fundraiser

Some images from last nights reklamöl/fundraised.

We’re rolling with thunder, thanks to TIAB/4P!

We’re rolling with thunder, thanks to TIAB/4P!

Once again, it’s time to say hello to a couple of awesome people from an awesome company.

This time, it’s our long time friends over at TIAB/4P who agreed to help us out with a superwinch, and 12 (!!!) brand new wheels for the venture brothers (Uno & Uzl).

Not only this, but also the whole time we’ve been working on the cars, and not working on the cars, they’ve been parked at TIAB’s offices, in safety behind bars and security and wires and gates!

So, TIAB has given us so much more than just 12 (!!) wheels and a super winch, and for that, we’re forever grateful, and will make sure not to disappoint them.

THANKS!!! :D

We’re now repping the Swedish colours HARD, curtesy of DipYourCar.se

We’re now repping the Swedish colours HARD, curtesy of DipYourCar.se

A couple of weeks ago, we drove up the two fabia’s (Uno & Two) to a little place in Småland called Sävsjö. One of our sponsors was to give them a spa treatment, and you never say no to that!

So, when dropping them off, they looked like this:
before

Last friday, we got them back. Our sponsors DipYourCar.se had given them a full on make over, and if you ask me, they look AMAZING!

after

What DipYourCar.se did was to plasti-dipp/plastidipp them, which means you plastic-spray-foliate them.

This means that when we got to Mongolia, and hand over the cars to charity, they can choose if they want it blue, or the original colour, since the dip is easy to peel and pull off, without harming the original paint job!

AMAZING™!

Thanks to our sponsors DipYourCar.se for doing an awesome job, and being super cool. If you live in Sweden, check them out. Either their site or their Facebook.

Dipping the cars is like, half price from doing the old foliate-thingie.

… I’m so doing my Honda civic in matt black when I get home from Mongolia!

Next week we will start with placing the logos from all our sponsors on the cars, and then it will start to look like proper race cars .. if race cars only had 1198cc motors :)

Outdoor living saviours!

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During this amazing rally/adventure/growing of many parts, we’ll be doing, it hit us that most of the sleeping, correction, ALL of the sleeping, will be done below the sun and the moon. Thus, we needed some help with what and how to do this.

Luckily, friluftsvaror.se stepped in, and helped us out. Not only did they help us out with tents, backpacks, sleeping bags (you name it, they delivered it!), but they also taught me (Pontus) a whole lot about camping! I now know how to use a mirror compass!

We’re forever grateful to friluftsvaror.se, and we will do everything in our power to repay you for the kindness.

With this support from friluftsvaror.se, it means we’re somewhat almost ready to leave, and with a couple of days left (80 days, today), this means we can start focusing whole-heartedly on getting money and toys together for the SOS Children’s village. We have two events lined up, and will get back to you all with more info when it’s “official”.

Thanks again to friluftsvaror.se, and all our other sponsors, thanks for making this possible.

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