Hey Rally Fans!
We have two seats left in our Ford F350 assistance truck headed to the 2013 Dakar. This truck has been run by Rally PanAm since 2006, usually supporting Jonah Street and some North American privateers. This year, we're support Kevin Muggleton from Team Redverz Dakar. Rally vets Dave Peckham (GSNorCal) and Phil Bowman (BicyclePhil) are running the show. We have 4 seats in the truck. And this year, we actually have 2 seats available for "tourists", someone with no specific team duties.
Ted Johnson came with the team last year and wrote the fantastic book, Tales From The Bivouac. Now it's your turn to see the Dakar from within. This opportunity is ideal for rally fans, journalists, media professionals, authors, and adventure travelers.
If you'd like to join us, please call me right away as the crew entry deadline is rapidly approaching (+1 415-272-4583). I'd like confirmation by October 15. The Dakar isn't cheap. The package is $22,000, which includes ASO entry fee and your share of the truck and bivouac setup. Flights, incidentals, and private accommodations before/after are not included. Every person who has ridden in this seat before has said that it was the trip of a lifetime and worth every penny. You'll be part of one of the most fun, well run, and longest running North American teams on the rally. You have access to all the bivouacs and restricted areas. You eat with the teams. You sleep in a team tent. You get up early and drive like mad across South America for most of the day. You'll need to be in Lima by January 1. If you'd like to help, we're happy to give you small tasks, including driving the truck, and we'll appreciate the work. But, if you want to just wander around and take photos, that is perfectly OK.
We're not selling anything here, just asking for you to pay your entry fee and share of expenses. We find that the "tourists" in the truck usually round out the team very well.