Who Are these Kooks?
Hailing from 3 continents, they are probably the least likely group of Kooks to enter the Rally with most having never met each other until....well....the Start of the Rally.
Expedition Leader / Drone Pilot
Drunk on a boat hurling through the Drake Passage and having recently completed the holy '7th Continent', Andy and Geej decided to up the ante for '17 and thus our Mongol Rally was born.
After much heated debate, Andy eventually stole the title of 'Expedition Leader' when, like a child, he simply signed up to the Rally first thereby relegating Geej to First Mate.
First Mate / Public Relations
Like a fine wine, this Canuck has aged with grace. Yes, he is old, and sure, some may say the Rally is his mid-life-crisis, but that is simply untrue. For at the rate he lives his life, he's well past mid-life. This is really just another typical Geej adventure.
As the sole Canadian, he will be thrown to the front line to diffuse any hostile situation with a quick-fired "Sorry 'bout that". Fool-proof.
Can-Crusher / Fundraising Champion
This Kiwi is known for one thing; crushing cans. Don't let his petite frame fool you, it is rumored that he nearly matched Andre the Giant's drinking feats. This bodes well for the team, for if there is one thing the Russians and Mongolians enjoy more than feats of strength, it is feats of drinking.
Should that fail, he does have an Ace up his sleeve. A good ol' Haka. Guaranteed to earn respect from all.
Musician / Accountant
Trust a musician with money you ask? Don't worry, we're just as nervous about it as you are.
As the only team member who can carry a tune, Joel will not only be tasked with wooing the fairer sex in backpacker lounges, but more importantly, busking for change if/when the team goes broke. After all, as the accountant, he's most likely the reason we went bust anyways.
DJ Kook / Head Chef
Vegemite on Toast is his specialty, but this true-blue 'Strayan has a few more tricks up his sleeve. Contrary to the late Steve Irwin, he has no time for admiring marine-life, he prefers to spear them and throw em on the 'barbie.
Unfortunately, the majority of our adventure is inland so one can only hope that his spear is as accurate on land-mammals as it is with turtles.
Messiah / Chief Engineer
Being the only member of the team to know the difference between a spanner and a zucchini, the Scotsman is truly the team's redeemer.
Some say it was divine intervention, others a miracle, but we all know the truth. Fate brought Mike and John together in the seedy underbelly of Latin American while the row of Tequila shots brought him on board the team. He is, The Chosen One.