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18,000 Kms, 13 Countries, 2 Continents, 1 Car: NanoMads Take On The Mongol Rally

Aakanksha posted on 1st June

Ten-Second Takeaway

All set to drive from London to Mongolia for charity, in a Tata Nano, India’s first all Indian {yes, car too!} entry to the Mongol Rally is all Bangalorean. And we couldn’t be more proud.

Two Guys, A Girl And A Nano

Signing on for The Mongol Rally, the most gruelling charity rally in the world {no, really. People get wounded grievously} Bangalore folks Sunaina Pamudurthy {yay! for girl power}, Bhairav Kuttaiah {the eccentric Coorg boy who likes building and racing cars} and Binoy John {the team’s Tony Stark – he builds cars and is particular about his hair} will drive half-way across the world, all for charity organisation MAD – Make A Difference. Calling themselves closer than family, and with a quest for adventure, these intrepid travellers have picked a Nano to be their companions.

Cross Country Crazy

As crazy as the challenge of driving 13 countries – from England to Mongolia, in extreme conditions, with no back-up or real direction {one team arrived in Africa last year}, these three are even crazier to make the effort all the way from India. But wanting the entire team to be completely Indian, it’s no wonder they picked the pint-sized Tata Nano. After all, the vehicle has to be under 1000cc as per rally rules. Here’s to losing your wits, direction and luxe comforts, eh?

Race To Mongolia

All with different inspirations to be part of this crazy rally, the one unifying factor is the charity they’re supporting. An organisation which mobilises young leaders to help children in shelter homes, the aim is to make money with donations and crowd-funding. Of course Bhairav, claims his friends said, “Let’s go on a drive for dessert” and no “Let’s go drive through the desert!” While it’s a race, really all that is important is that you finish, in one {or several} pieces, and make a considerable amount for charity.

So, will you help bring the NanoMads glory at the finish line? Donate here or here to support their crazy.

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