A triage of graffiti cars is stretching from Germany to Jordan.
There’s barely 60 cm of vertical space to squeeze into through the boot and poke my head out between the driver seats of Öcher-Safari team's “Orient” car, a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 124 series. “Heidi” (1988, Mercedes-Benz 230 TE) takes the lead and “Oskar” (1989, Mercedes-Benz 200 T)
aptly brings up the vanguard to this triage of custom-graffiti cars in the eponymous Allgäu-Orient-Rallye stretching from Germany to Jordan. The boot slams closed behind me, the keys are thrust into the ignition, and I am now temporarily joining the race for the day.