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13 May, 2021

Well, on third thought…

Posted by: Scott In: Mongol Rally 2019

So, 2020 didn’t really work out. No need to go into detail on why that is the case.

Add to that 2021. Doesn’t really look like much is going to happen this year either — at least in terms of international travel, road rallies, etc.

So, I guess that leaves…2022? Nope — already have summer plans (fingers crossed). 2023? Possibly…but let’s set our sights on 2024, which will be my 15th (!!!) anniversary of first doing the Mongol Rally, way back in 2009.

Stay tuned…

18 Apr, 2019

Well, on second thought…

Posted by: Scott In: Mongol Rally 2019

I may have been a bit premature when posting the last entry regarding entering the Mongol Rally, 2019 edition.

Although I’ve dreamed of doing the trip again for many years—and have made quite a few preparations to make it happen this year—it appears to not be in the cards at the moment (money, work, etc.).

So instead, I’ll be setting my sights on doing the 2020 Mongol Rally. It’s a total bummer to not be able to make the 2019 rally, which would have been the ten year anniversary of my 2009 attempt, but that is life!

I figure I’ll start planning everything out at the end of this year, so stay tuned for more updates around that time.

Until then, happy adventures everyone!

21 Feb, 2018

Mongol Rally 2019

Posted by: Scott In: Mongol Rally 2019

Mongol Rally 2019

In honor of the 10 year anniversary of Team Hardly Working almost making it all the way to Mongolia in a run-down 1.3L Geo Metro from the States, Scott has decided to give it another go in the summer of 2019.

Stay tuned!

14 May, 2015

Follow My Latest Adventures

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally|Press

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I started this site in 2008-2009 for my first big foray into world travel/rallying, which got me into the current predicament of not being able to stop doing such crazy trips.

Latest updates are available at my personal site,, so head there to stay up-to-date with my latest adventures.

You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram, for those of you that dig that stuff.

08 Sep, 2012

Mongol Rally…Part Deux

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally

Scott here, reporting live from Aswan, Egypt. Why Aswan, Egypt? Well, I’ve gone and signed up for yet another cross-continent charity rally, this time from the U.K. to Cape Town in a pair of cars that look like shoes.

Collin has grown-up responsibilities now, so alas, he could not participate this time around. Instead I am joined by five other awesome individuals from all over the world, and together we launched from the U.K. with this year’s Mongol Ralliers at the Festival of Slow, and proceeded onward to the Czech Republic, where I once again attended the Czech Out Party.

Be sure and follow along with us as we get into all types of crazy situations!

02 Aug, 2010

Summer Update

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally|Press

Whew–it’s been one busy summer!

Our story has been getting even more attention through being featured in the American Artists & Writers newsletter, the Rotary International Reconnections newsletter, the main page on the Rotary International web site (where it was translated into six languages!), and Shaun Boyd’s LifeReboot blog.

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18 May, 2010

NPR Interview on “The Story”

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally|Press

National Public Radio’s The Story with Dick Gordon interviewed Scott about his experiences while participating in the Mongol Rally during the summer of 2009. Thanks to Dick Gordon and his producer Janet Babin for the interview. (Split into two parts to get around YouTube’s ten minute length restriction.)

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23 Apr, 2010

The Rotarian Cover Story!

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally|Press

We are featured in the May 2010 issue of The Rotarian, Rotary International‘s magazine. Not only did we receive a massive 18-page feature, but that is Scott on the cover of the magazine, running in the Gobi Marathon.

You can read the entire thing in Adobe PDF format by clicking here.

14 Apr, 2010

Mongol Rally Guys Rally Recap Video

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally

I finally had the time to gather up all of the video that we shot and compile a ‘rally recap’ for everyone to view, which I ‘premiered’ at our speaking engagement at the West Bloomfield Library a few weeks ago. It gives you some idea of the terrain we covered and is a pretty interesting watch, so be sure to check it out.


13 Mar, 2010

Mongol Rally Prep Tips

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally

Below are some preparation tips for those of you that are considering doing the Mongol Rally in forthcoming years:

You’ll be doing a lot of promotion before the rally, trying to raise funds for charity and whatnot. The first thing you should do is get yourself a web site (GoDaddy sells domain names for about $10 and you can have it forwarded to anywhere) and print out some business cards. Amazingly, we were one of the only teams in the rally that had cards printed, and every other team thought it was a great idea but hadn’t thought of it themselves. Check out our cards, and then head on over to Prints Made Easy where you can get 100 full-color cards for $15! I would get more than that if you’re serious about fundraising though–I went through about 1500 myself.

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03 Mar, 2010

We’re Famous! WJR’s Warren Pierce VI

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally|Press

On the morning of our big presentation at the West Bloomfield Public Library we were interviewed on WJR 760 Radio’s Warren Pierce Show. This is the sixth time we have been a guest on his show. Warren, born and raised in Detroit, hosts a morning talk show every Saturday from 6:00AM to 9:00AM. Thanks to both Warren and producer Rachel Nevada for having us on the show.

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15 Feb, 2010

Mongol Rally Presentation Feb. 28th

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Collin and Scott will be on hand at the West Bloomfield Public Library (main branch, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan) on February 28th at 3:30PM to talk about their trip and give a slideshow presentation of what they experienced. It’s free to attend and everyone is invited, so if you can make it down please come! Light refreshments will be served.

Featured in the Oakland Press on February 21st, 2010.

11 Feb, 2010

Mango Languages Podcast Interview

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally|Press

Scott was interviewed by the founder of Mango Languages (one

of our sponsors), Jason Teshuba, on his recent trip.


23 Jan, 2010

The Kindergarten Opens!

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally

As most of you that have been following our journey know, we undertook the Mongol Rally in part to raise donations to assist with the construction and outfitting of a kindergarten in (very) rural Bulgan Province, Mongolia. While preparing for the trip we had numerous events, fundraisers, and auctions as well as donations from friends and family to help out with this task. To accomplish this we worked together with my Rotary Club, West Bloomfield Michigan (District 6380), the Bayanzurkh 100 Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (District 3450), and Prison Fellowship International, Mongolia (as most of the children attending the school are the sons and daughters of the nearby prison staff).

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01 Dec, 2009

Mercy Corps Video

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally

Received this video from Mercy Corps detailing some of the projects that they have implemented thanks to funds raised by ralliers like us.


03 Nov, 2009

The Bags Arrived!

Posted by: Scott In: Post-Rally

Believe it or not, the two packages that I laboriously sent back from Dushanbe, Tajikistan have finally made their way to my doorstep after nearly two months of being transported across the world by camel (I’m guessing). Now you get a chance to see the excellent workmanship that went into sewing these parcels together and then stamping them shut with wax seals.

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