SM Stowaway, The Mongol Rally 2012, by Charlie Grosso

An epic adventure must be undertaken with a healthy dose of absurdity

Looking around at the launch party in Klenova, Czech Republic, I quickly realized that my own sense of practicality has entire suppressed my love of the absurd.

Rub a Tub Dub, The Mongol Rally, by Charlie Grosso

A full size bathtub on the top of the car!

Only Fools and Horse Power, Mongol Rally, by Charlie Grosso

A horse head!

The Scallywag, Mongol Rally, by Charlie Grosso

A pirate flag!

For a woman with an unhealthy obsession with pirates, why didn’t I think of that?

“Irina” must be outfitted with some element of the absurd, pronto!

Racing Stripes out of Gaffers Tape, Mongol Rally, by Charlie Grosso

Well…at least we could start with some racing stripes made from duct tape.

Then….we came upon a horse head. A complete horse skull! With a little bungee cord and some zip ties, “Irina” is now adorned with an element of absurdity.

Horse Skull Found and Added, Mongol Rally, by Charlie Grosso

Make no mistake. The racing strip makes “Irina” go faster, I would say there is at least a 5% performance increase and the horse head ensures her to be free of mechanical failures!

The Mighty Irina, Mongol Rally, by Charlie Grosso

 

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