How three crazy Milwaukeeans conquered the 10,000 mile, cross-continental Mongol Rally

How three crazy Milwaukeeans conquered the 10,000 mile, cross-continental Mongol Rally

The Mongol Rally has been described as “the craziest motoring adventure on the planet”, and for good reason. This 10,000-mile journey spans from London, England…

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The Mongol Rally has been described as “the craziest motoring adventure on the planet”, and for good reason. This 10,000-mile journey spans from London, England to Ulan Ude, Russia and passes through twenty countries on the way. Ralliers team up, buy a tiny, crappy car sight-unseen with a smaller-than-one-liter engine, and send it. 

So, what kind of lunatics would set out on such a journey? Milwaukeeans looking for a hell of an adventure. Charlie Hawks, Henry Sanders, and Ben Selig teamed up to conquer this seemingly-infinite route through Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It was a tough venture, but when it was all said and done, they’d learned quite a bit about the world and themselves, and they were happy they did it.

To hear the whole story right from the horses’ mouths, tune into this episode of The GoGedders Podcast. Host Richie Burke sat down and recorded live at Milwaukee’s Rotary Club with our three adventurers, Charlie, Henry, and Ben, to talk about their journey and what they learned along the way. You’ll hear on-the-fly fixes, playing chess on a Turkmenistani ferry with foreign truckers, and learn a few interesting facts about countries you didn’t even know existed.