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Old 12th June 2012, 04:42   #1
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Wayanad Monsoon Off-Roading 2012 - July 13th and 14th.

This event is organized in conjunction with SPLASH 2012 which is the Wayanad Monsoon Festival organized by Wayanad Tourism Organisation (WTO) and this is the 4th Edition of the highly successful event in Wayanad to promote tourism.

After 3 successful years, the organizers decided to add an offroading /4x4 Adventure event to SPLASH Monsoon Festival.

And here we are, with the first Wayanad Monsoon Offroading event.

Little bit of info about
SPLASH 2012 Monsoon Festival!

The 4th edition of Splash 2012, the ‘Wayanad Monsoon Carnival’ will be held with all fanfare from July 13 onwards at Kalpetta, the headquarters of Wayanad, the green abode of nature. The three day carnival will end on July 15.

The highlight of the carnival is a pre-monsoon carnival, a 7-day exhibition cum cultural extravaganza also will be held from July 9.

The ‘Travel Mart’, the chief attraction of the carnival will be held on July 14. Chief minister Oommen Chandy is expected to inaugurate the event.

More details of the event can be found on Wayanad Splash 2012


The Offroading /4x4 Event will be held on July 13th and July 14th.


Event Highlights
Wayanad Wild Trails invites you for a 2 day 4X4 Adventure event
Event Date : 13th and 14th July 2012
1st Day OTR and 2nd Day Closed Circuit Event
13th Evening: Moments of Rock & Raps… Usha Uthup Night
14th Evening : Celebration of Hariharan Magic …Mega Star Night

Terms & Conditions

Participation Fee: Rs.4000/- per head (Includes breakfast & Lunch for 2 days and Dinner with complimentary stay on 13th night).
We will facilitate the stay on 12th and 14th night if required and the details has to be informed in advance along with the registration.
We will charge Rs 800/- per head per day for the stay on 12th & 14th. July. It has to be informed and the amount has to be deposited along with the registration fee.

Cutoff date for the registration is 5th July 2012 and no spot entries will be entertained.
Only 4X4 vehicles with, NDMS, Mud Terrain tyres or All Terrain Tyres are allowed for the event and maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.
Reporting will start from 4 PM ,12th July 2012 at Hotel Kallat Kalpetta
Participant’s scrutiny will start on 13th morning from 6.30 am to 7.15 am and the vehicle documents have to be produced at that time. The Breakfast will be served only till 8.15 am as the flag of is scheduled at 8.45am.


For more information and registration, please contact:

Siby Paul: +91-8971872667
Jithin Chand : +91-8547111888
Priyesh :+91-9895777000
For accommodation details please Contact Raghuraj : +91-9895705209

Watch this space for more details... including bank account details for registration.

See you in Wayanad

For and on behalf of The O-Team
Shibu Varghese

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I wish i could be present for this event :(
Jeep Captain see you in Rajasthan.
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I wish i could be present for this event :(
Jeep Captain see you in Rajasthan.
Dear Kunal, dont worry, when you come down. We will have a separate event for you in Waynad.
See you in Rajasthan for AKC.
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It will be a pleasure

That region of the country is really something else,away from the hustle and bustle.
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Hi Shibu, block ma name, count me in, if I ain't there yet, toss me up and shove me in...

See ya in Wayanad
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attaching the Registration form for the Wayanad Wild Trails's 4x4 adventure drive & closed circuit event .

For Registration :-
Sibi Paul: +91-8971872667,
Jithin Chand : +91-8547111888,
Priyesh :+91-9895777000


For accommodation details please Contact Raghuraj : +91-9895705209

Reg Form

REGISTRATION FORM.doc

The O-Team Jeeps

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- Sreejesh
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Few pics from the yesterdays Recce.

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Sree,

This is the season for Jeeps to be where they belong...Wild Outdoors!
Not many places like Magical Wayanad, this is one place I will make it someday soon.

Loved the 4th, frontal pic. of the SWB making it through the turbulent current, What a setting!
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Nice pics Sreejesh!

One thing I can confirm about the track is that its absolutely stunningly beautiful!.. The nature around the track is just too good to be gone unnoticed.

The damn track would also be absolutely challenging during the monsoon. Its been raining continuously for the past 1 week, here in Wayanad, so, one can only imagine what all the clay have become!

Beware: Plenty of leeches! Last time I was here, I got about 10 of 'em. One in my belly! Sreejesh got one in his neck!
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That Black jeep is the best performing jeep in our Team. Its a 98 model MWB jeep with MDI non turbo Engine and MM540 Diff/axles. this time the monsoon changed the trial in to a challenging one.
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Sreejesh koya, from the pics it is evident the trail will be amazing.

If only the trail event could be on Saturday, I would have joined in. Have been longing to meet the Master Sibi Paul and of course you.

Wishing the Malabar boys all the best with the event.

Spike

EDIT- Liked the pic of the SWB with the bow waves, awesome !

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I have a question: (which may be foolish)

I am newbie in terms of off-roading. However I want to test my Safari 4x4. I use it for mild off-roading like through slush and rocky inclines so far and so I never needed A/T tyres. So my vehicle is equipped with H/T Tyres. However in the registration form, it says that one needs A/T tyres.

I know that I cannot participate in this off road event just because of this fact and I cannot upgrade to A/T tyres because of M Factor, but could you please suggest some alternate events where i would be able to take my vehicle along and learn some off-road techniques?
I am especially looking forward to these kind of events because off-late I have been travelling a lot and I am sure that I do not do well because of my limited practical knowledge about how to tackle bolders/slushy roads and things like that or what to do when stuck. But I would like to learn a lot in this aspect so that I can increase the scope of my travels to tackle much more difficult terrains.
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Sreejesh koya, from the pics it is evident the trail will be amazing.

If only the trail event could be on Saturday, I would have joined in. Have been longing to meet the Master Sibi Paul and of course you.

Wishing the Malabar boys all the best with the event.

Spike



EDIT- Liked the pic of the SWB with the bow waves, awesome !
Thanks Pratheesh. Sibi Paul is the master brain for this trial and it will be a test for the Man and Machine. Please try to Come You can take my jeep .

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I have a question: (which may be foolish)

I am newbie in terms of off-roading. However I want to test my Safari 4x4. I use it for mild off-roading like through slush and rocky inclines so far and so I never needed A/T tyres. So my vehicle is equipped with H/T Tyres. However in the registration form, it says that one needs A/T tyres.

I know that I cannot participate in this off road event just because of this fact and I cannot upgrade to A/T tyres because of M Factor, but could you please suggest some alternate events where i would be able to take my vehicle along and learn some off-road techniques?
I am especially looking forward to these kind of events because off-late I have been travelling a lot and I am sure that I do not do well because of my limited practical knowledge about how to tackle bolders/slushy roads and things like that or what to do when stuck. But I would like to learn a lot in this aspect so that I can increase the scope of my travels to tackle much more difficult terrains.
Dear himavanth,


This time the trial is little tough and its made for only jeeps and gypsys . But definitely if you want to drive your Safari you can. We can assure you no underbody damage and body damage but it won't move a single foot in the climbs and slush. So we are planning for an alternative route for SUVs with some slush where you can engage 4WD and enjoy the Drive But right now we got only 3-4 enquires for SUVs so we kept it hold. if we got min 5 Suvs we will arrange another trial from the same route with some diversions. All the SUVs have their limitations and normally the events in South are mainly for Jeeps and gypsys.

For the event AT is minimum and we recommend MTs.
If you are seriously want to drive your Safari in off road Buy a set of MT tyre and keep your HT tyre for Highways .

- Sreejesh
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We can assure you no underbody damage and body damage
Are you sure? Is the trail modified from last time?

How about the rock just before the 1st river crossing, and the one on top of the incline, just after the 1st river crossing?

I needed to know as, if that is not there, I will come with my smaller dia tyres.

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Are you sure? Is the trail modified from last time?

How about the rock just before the 1st river crossing, and the one on top of the incline, just after the 1st river crossing?

I needed to know as, if that is not there, I will come with my smaller dia tyres.
Yes Dhanush We removed that first rock before the 1st river crossing and the one on the top of the incline all you need is keep right and just release the accelerator after the front wheel climbs and again full throttle .

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