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Old 7th April 2012, 11:53   #1
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Hi Guys,

JEEPTHRILLS & Adventure Zone, are happy to invite you to The Palar Challenge 2012 (10-12August 2012)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...mpetition.html (TPC2011 - India's Toughest Off-Road Competition)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...nt-report.html (TPC2011 - Event Report)

Itinerary
10Aug2012 Day#1
1000-1300hrs (reporting & registering)
1300-1730 – Prologue Special Stages (4-5 SS)
1800-2000- Drivers Briefing.

11Aug2012 Day#2
0600-0630 – Breakfast
0700-0900- Drive to competitive SS
0930-1600 – Day#1 Competition
1630-1830 – Drive to Campsite
1900-2000 – Scoring
2030-2130 – Dinner

12Aug2012 Day#3
0630-0700 – Breakfast
0700-0900- Drive to competitive SS
0930-1600 – Day#1 Competition
1630-1800 – ISSC
1800-1900 – Drive to Campsite
1930-2030 – Scoring
2100-2200- Final Results & Dinner

Last date for registering is 01August 2012

Participation Fee Rs5100 per head. (10th Lunch to 13th Breakfast)

The Scrutiny, Vehicle Details & Competition Handbook will be posted in a few days.

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Hi Arka,
All the best to you and the team for TPC2012
The event days coincide with the days of Ramadan this year too, some of us might not be able to make it, however all of us will be there with you in spirit
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Congrats arka on the 2012 palar challenge. The charminar offroad club is going to be there .

This is our 1st time on sand bro.

We can still fight .
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Hi Guys,

The Competitor and Organizer's vehicles will have to qualify for the following criteria.

SCRUTINY- TPC2012

All 4WDs with be scrutinized on 10th August 2011 before entering Parke Firme for the following:

1) Seat belts (driver & navigator)

2) 4 Point Roll-Cage Bolted to the floor Plate – Is compulsory for ALL vehicles.(Mahindra’s, JEEPs, Nissan’s, Land Rovers, Land Cruisers, Force Gurkha & 4x4’s etc.

3) One Winch equipped vehicle per Team of 3 Vehicles.

4) Towing attachments at front and rear.

5) Tyres minimum rated section width of 7.00 inches or 195mm.

6) First Aid Kit - i.e. Minimum OEM supplied kits from any car.

7) Mandatory Spares.

8) All equipment and Kit must be fastened/secured to the body or chassis. i.e. Hi-Lift Jacks, Tow Cables, Jerry Cans, Tool Kits.

9) All loose items must be stored under the driver & co-passengers seat and co-passenger's foot well, to prevent items
flying out, or hitting either participant, or distracting the driver.

10) All Recovery Gear (Winch Cables & Tow Straps must be rolled/folded) When not being used.

11) Mandatory Documents.
i) Registration Certificate for the Competing Vehicle 3-Copies
ii) Insurance Certificate 3-Copies
iii) Pollution Under Control 3-Copies
iv) Driver's License (Driver/Navigator) 3-Copies.
v) A copy of the Drivers License will be inserted in the ID Card.

NOTE: Vehicles which fail to pass scrutiny will not be allowed to compete in the event. No refunds will be given.


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Hi Guys,

An event of this magnitude cannot be successful without a team of dedicated volunteers (SS Marshals).

All Volunteers for TPC2012 MUST attend a minimum of 4 recce, including the Last Two (Organizers Briefing).

All SS Marshal vehicles must be prepared to the scrutiny specs, before TPC2012
1) Front Seat Belts (Driver & Navigator)
2) 4 Point Roll-Cage Bolted to the Floor Plate
3) Front & Rear Towing Attachments
4) Recovery Gear
5) Mandatory Spares.

Those interested in organizing the event please contact me via PM or SMS.

Recce Schedule:- TPC2012
1) 19th May-20th May 2012
2) 2nd June-3rd June 2012
3) 16thJune-17th June 2012
4) 30th June – 1st July 2012
5) 14th July – 15th July 2012
6) 28th July – 29th July 2012 – Organizers Briefing
7) 4th July – 5th July 2012 – Organizers Briefing

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Congrats arka on the 2012 palar challenge. The charminar offroad club is going to be there .

This is our 1st time on sand bro.

We can still fight .
Welcome Franky - Lets see the Charminars in action
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Hi Guys,

An event of this magnitude cannot be successful without a team of dedicated volunteers (SS Marshals).

All Volunteers for TPC2012 MUST attend a minimum of 4 recce, including the Last Two (Organizers Briefing).

All SS Marshal vehicles must be prepared to the scrutiny specs, before TPC2012
1) Front Seat Belts (Driver & Navigator)
2) 4 Point Roll-Cage Bolted to the Floor Plate
3) Front & Rear Towing Attachments
4) Recovery Gear
5) Mandatory Spares.

Those interested in organizing the event please contact me via PM or SMS.

Recce Schedule:- TPC2012
1) 19th May-20th May 2012
2) 2nd June-3rd June 2012
3) 16thJune-17th June 2012
4) 30th June – 1st July 2012
5) 14th July – 15th July 2012
6) 28th July – 29th July 2012 – Organizers Briefing
7) 4th July – 5th July 2012 – Organizers Briefing

Regards,

Arka
Hi Arka,
Thanks for the update.
Really happy to see TPC moving towards the international standards.
Wishing the O-team all the best.

Am sure by now, all the potential participants would be fixing the roll cage as per the specified norms.

Just a suggestion, I guess the Helmets should also be mandatory as i have noticed in my gypsy; the roll cage is almost till the head level, any topple or hard sideways impact will have a direct hit on the head, even though the driver or navigator is tightly strapped by the seat belts.

And this is due to the gypsies has limited space to raise the roll cage. Not sure about other vehicles, but I guess its worth a check.

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Hi Arka,
Thanks for the update.
Really happy to see TPC moving towards the international standards.
Wishing the O-team all the best.

Am sure by now, all the potential participants would be fixing the roll cage as per the specified norms.

Just a suggestion, I guess the Helmets should also be mandatory as i have noticed in my gypsy; the roll cage is almost till the head level, any topple or hard sideways impact will have a direct hit on the head, even though the driver or navigator is tightly strapped by the seat belts.

And this is due to the gypsies has limited space to raise the roll cage. Not sure about other vehicles, but I guess its worth a check.
Hi Robinson,

Thanks for the suggestion.

This problem can be over come in a gypsy by using a 6 point roll-cage, there by increasing the distance between A-Pillar & B-Pillar Hoops, and creating a bit more head room while giving additional support to the roll-cage.

This can be further enhanced with an additional hoop for mount the steat belts (4/6point).

If any Driver/Navigator wishes to use Helmet's they are definitely encouraged to do so.

However wrt. to TPC2012 and future requirements we will go ahead with a 4-Point roll-cage bolted to the floor plate.

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Robinson are you serious about using helmets in that heat all day.

ARKA mean all the 4 mounting points of the roll cage should be at the floor and not on the rear mud guard ?

How will open diffs Vehicles perform , are lockers needed to clear the SS.
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ARKA mean all the 4 mounting points of the roll cage should be at the floor and not on the rear mud guard ?

How will open diffs Vehicles perform , are lockers needed to clear the SS.
Hi Sandeep,

The 4 Point Roll-Cage like the Thar CRDe & M&M CLASSIC are bolted to the floor Plate, the rear wheel arch/Mud Guard is also a part of the floor plate.

Lockers/LSD will definitely have an advantage over an Open Diff vehicle.

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Robinson are you serious about using helmets in that heat all day
Sandeep,
I was suggesting from the safety point of view. Looking at the mandatory norms, am sure 2012TPC will be lot more challenging than the previous once.

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Hi Guys,

A few pics for some of the simpler roll cage designs.

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Just a suggestion, I guess the Helmets should also be mandatory as i have noticed in my gypsy; the roll cage is almost till the head level, any topple or hard sideways impact will have a direct hit on the head, even though the driver or navigator is tightly strapped by the seat belts.
I have a helmet which is fully bruised with just one small event, maybe 1/10 th of palar sitting inside a hard top gypsy, without even roll cage. I think helmet is a very good idea while driving SS atleast.

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However wrt. to TPC2012 and future requirements we will go ahead with a 4-Point roll-cage bolted to the floor plate.

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I honestly feel its a big compromise and i hope the marshalls will have some means to ensure the quality checks on these 4 point bars. Most of them are just shoddy jobs which at the best gives mental satisfaction.
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To far away to be anything but a very interested reader. Would have loved a chance to jump in as organiser but no vehicle that will meet tough specs listed by arka.

Best of wishes to organising team to run this international class event.

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I have a helmet which is fully bruised with just one small event, maybe 1/10 th of palar sitting inside a hard top gypsy, without even roll cage. I think helmet is a very good idea while driving SS atleast.

I honestly feel its a big compromise and i hope the marshalls will have some means to ensure the quality checks on these 4 point bars. Most of them are just shoddy jobs which at the best gives mental satisfaction.

Hi Jaggu,

Most of the JEEPers/Off-Roaders are quite particular about what goes into their vehicles.

Since it is a safety requirement, most will do a little bit of R&D themselves.

If they need any further assistance we will help them in whatever means possible.

http://www.ccda4wd.com.au/images/Rol...ster060428.pdf

A roll-cage is classified by the no. of mounting points to the Body/Chassis.

The first priority of the Roll-Cage is to provide support around the B-Pillar Area, slightly above and behind the Driver/Navigator Seat.

This hoop need laterral support which is provided by additional hoops at the C-Pillar & A-Pillar Areas.

As per FIA specs the Roll-Cages need to be bolted on to the Chassis. This is the biggest challenge and hurdle while installing a roll-cage.

Hence we suggest the simpler design used in the Mahindra Classic/Thar CRDe.

Regards,

Arka

PS - The attachment was sent to me by Sivakumar Muniappan.
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