Below are some obvious questions, please read them through before contacting us!
If you still have questions feel free to drop us an email and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
How do I Join the Rally?
Is it Dangerous?
What constitutes a team?
A team is one vehicle and as many people as you can cram into it. All team members must be at least 18 years old, however not every team member is required to have a driving licence (however you obviously won’t be able to do any driving without one!).
What happens if I leave my car in another country?
If you fail to deliver your car to the finish in Tajikistan you will be liable for any import regulations and duties relevant to the country in which it has been left. It is your responsibility to notify the relevant authorities of the country you are in if your car has completely died. Not doing this in certain countries is likely to cause diplomatic problems.
What is the Vehicle Import Tax?
What is the Vehicle Deposit?
All teams are required to pay a £500 vehicle deposit before departing for Tajikistan. We provide a deadline nearer the time.
The deposit is returned either upon the sucessful donation of the vehicle or on its failure to get to Tajikistan. Deposits may be forfeited in the event of repairs being required (whatever the expense costs) or if the vehicle has to be scrapped. Unfortunately it costs roughly double to scrap a vehicle in Tajikistan as it does to register it. Therefore we need to emphasise here that a car that reaches the end of the Rally in terrible (undrivable / needing massive repairs) condition will result in a forfeit of the deposit. The reason for this is to ensure that the charity is not left out of pocket and that cars being donated to charities are in a reasonable condition.
Why a left hand drive car, and how do I get one?
This is a stipulation by the Tajik government, and is non-negotiable. Never fear – there are a multitude of methods of obtaining a left hand drive vehicle for a reasonable wad of cash. Your options include hitting ebay or gumtree to track down one in the UK country, taking on the vast untapped resource that is French ebay. Another good option is hopping over to Holland to pick up a bargain (and much easier paperwork). There are plenty of LHD importers in this country – so get one to help you find a bargain, or stump up the cash to get a RHD to LHD conversion.