Team The Headcases

Dan Gillett
Of The Headcases
On the Mongol Rally 2018


The backlight on our dashboard stopped working yesterday - no bother, says we, it'll just be a bulb. Who needs to see their speed in Turkey anyway, really?

Well, as it turned out on the side of the E-80 this evening, the fuse was blown. But the dashboard backlight is on the same fuse as all of the rear lights. So after 1,000 miles of driving across Turkey, we finally realised we had no brake lights and were driving about at night with an unlit car. Winning.

One 15A fuse later and we're back to normal. Credit to all the Turkish drivers - we didn't get rear ended even a little bit!


We then finally rocked up in Trabzon to find out our room had been double booked and everywhere was full - except one very posh hotel, which our original hosts managed to get us rooms in at basically the same price as we were paying for theirs, as well as giving us tea, showing us to those new rooms and sorting us parking. Absolute diamond geezers.






Four idiots with no mechanical ability, no navigation ability and questionable driving skills taking part in the Mongol Rally as part of early onset Mid-Life Crises.

Raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - as well as, of course, Cool Earth.

Team Vehicle

Nancy - our 1997 Suzuki Wagron R 1.0L GL painted and stamped to look like Postman Pat's van.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Their vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.


Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.