There’s a very unusual race held annually called the East African Safari Classic Rally. It’s pretty much the coolest thing in the world. It’s a little complicated but I’ll give you the highlights.
The race is through Africa (Kenya and Tanzania). You drive through 3,000 miles of rocks, sand, mud, grass, flash floods, snakes, lions, heatstroke, and wind exposure. Drivers regularly crash into trees, get sunburned, splash cars into lakes due to sudden floods, and all kinds of other crazy shit.