There is some kind of political unrest in the Africa route. If memory serves, their were reports of drivers were being shot at as they drove through. I think the local warclans wanted hostages.Wow wow wow!!! That VW looks mean! I love the big trucks in the Dakar! And what's the security concern with the normal African route? I thought it was originally environmental protests, even thought the whole Dakar race is only equivalent to 1 Formula One race. Who's going next year!
Hmm funny you bring that up. I was just thinking.. where was Team Elaion and their Subaru Forester?Great pics. Why doesn't a Subaru enter the Dakar.