If you have your steed you will no doubt begin to think about making it look the part. Clearly there are many ways to go about this, and thankfully, now the Mongol Rally cars are not being sold in Mongolia for charity, teams can let their creative juices flow.
We’re talking a nightmarish shade of fluorescent pink and gaffer-tape go-faster stripes, clad in faux-fur or disco-ball hologram vinyl, crap cardboard spoilers, or going full-on and transforming your Nissan Micra into the Batmobile, a viking longship, or Sputnik. This attitude makes you a hero wherever you go and will automatically endear yourself and your team to everyone, from sponsors, to journalists to friendly local mechanics who don’t mind being paid in jelly babies.
Stick a moose-head to your car like the Fiesta-Vikings in 2016
Come the day of the launch your car will be adorned front and sides with the Mongol Rally stickers. They are 30cm high x 60cm wide and you'll get them in the post at the end of March onwards. Once you've selected a suitably unsuitable car, stick them on each of the front two doors and the bonnet and instantly transform it from an embarrassing tin can to a proud thoroughbred adventure-mobile.