• Publication date: July 18, 2011

Jack Osbourne Takes On The Greatest Adventure In The World Jack Osbourne: Mongol Rally...Let The Race Begin

The Mongol Rally is a car rally that begins in Europe and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The principal launch is from Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom, with subsidiary starting points in other European countries.

The Mongol Rally is a car rally that begins in Europe and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The principal launch is from Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom, with subsidiary starting points in other European countries.

It is described as the "greatest adventure in the world". Whilst originally the rally required competing vehicles to have an engine displacement of less than 1,000cc, this has been increased to 1,200 cc to reflect the increasing difficulty of obtaining a car since the Mongolian government stipulated that all competing vehicles must be less than 10 years old.

The rally is designed to be an adventure for the participants, and not a traditional rally/race. The organisers are careful to point out that racing on highways is illegal, and that no recognition is given to the first finisher.

There are other differences from mainstream rallies, particularly the fact that no support team is provided and no other arrangements are made such as for accommodation.

Indeed, the diminutive vehicles are deliberately inappropriate for the task, in the adventurous spirit of the rally. On average, between 250 and 300 teams enter the rally annually. Most teams have between 2-4 people.

Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, took part in the 2007 rally with Amaryllis Knight, the daughter of the former editor of The Economist and News Corporation director Andrew Knight, in a 1991 750cc Fiat Panda; their journey was aired on a television show named "Jack Osbourne, Mongol Rally".

Jack and 5 friends attempt to drive from Hyde Park in London all the way to Ulanbattar, Mongolia in 4 weeks. They have to do this in the biggest piece of shit they find; jacks Fiat Panda only costing �350. In the first episode they reach 6500 miles but there were melt downs and break downs.

Showing on: MBC Action

Year: 2007

Genre: Documentary

Starring:

Jack Osbourne

Amaryllis Knight

Jamie Heffron

Becki Howley

Tommy Wright

Howard Schmidt

Directed by: Ed Stobart and Jonathan Turner