It’s hard to believe a year has gone by since the 2007 Transsyberia Rally. Last year, friend of The Garage Laurance Yap and his team mate Kees Nierop didn’t quite make it to the finish. Nope, not quite at all. The video after the break was shot by Kees following the crash while the slice in Laurance’s melon was being attended to by the “ambulance” attendants. Oh yes, there is also the in car footage during the crash. The in car stuff isn’t exactly work safe if you have your speakers cranked. Note the final resting place of the Cayenne’s powerplant. In fact, Laurance tells me that everything that was conceivably usable like rims and tires was stripped from the destroyed machine. It is likely that the shell is still sitting in exactly the same spot of the Gobi desert to this day. That is if it hasn’t been buried in sand.
The intrepid pair are on their way to Moscow as I write this to get ready for the beginning of the 2008 event, seeking an entirely more positive outcome. If all goes as planned, we should have daily text updates from the rally and maybe even daily video.
Above photo of the 2007 carnage courtesy of Laurance Yap