THE “little car that could” has transported Leon and Steve across nearly 10,000 miles in the Mongol Rally. But in episode five of “Adventures in Mongol Rally Land,” the car that has taken Leon Logothetis from London to Mongolia begins to overheat in the Gobi Desert. Steven summons some good luck by mounting the head of a dead animal on the hood, and the car starts to work again. Not only do they cross the desert, but they’re able to help a local Mongolian family experiencing their own car trouble.

Leon and Steven drive across a bridge literally falling to pieces, and then cross a dry gulch that should have a bridge but doesn’t. Upon surviving these ordeals, Leon has a nearly perverse love affair with the first paved road they come to.


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