Note recieved about the Dakar Challenges
The original Banger Challenge, that has spawned so many others. In December 2002, the first group of hopeful souls left the UK in a motley collection of vehicles, optimistically believing that Julian Nowill knew what he was doing, and had substance and experience behind his words. Despite later finding out to the contrary, this first event was a great success and most of the 42 Teams even made it to Banjul. This Challenge is now in it's tenth year!
The Banjul Challenge is now the longest running banger challenge anywhere and runs every Christmas It has been joined by a sister challenge to Timbuctu, (or rather Bamako in Mali as Timbuctu sounds like a snappier title for a website.) The Murmansk challenge kicks off in the summer holidays in August while the Dakhla Challenge runs every Easter to the sandier parts of Morocco and with separate 2WD and 4WD routes.it ends in the Surf and wadi bashing mecca of Dakhla,the last town in Morocco.