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Old 21st June 2012, 09:41   #1
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Monsoon is about to hit Kolkata and its time to soak our Jeeps in the dirt. This is the announcement for the first Jeepthrills workshop followed by OTR scheduled this sunday (24 June).

We start from UBS sir's house at Liluah. Will update detailed schedule by evening.

Star attraction : Offroad driving tips and demonstration of techniques by UBS sir and chance to drive a wide array of Jeeps from sir's Jeep Station. Meet the legendary 8181 Ford GPW.

Lets have a heads up of interested members.

Please leave your phone numbers and vehicle details. You can participate even if you don't have a Jeep.

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A few friends from 4x4India facebook group have already confirmed as per https://m.facebook.com/groups/223661...277058780&_rdr

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Best of luck trying to garner participation from Kolkata tbhpians. I had organized such an OTR in the past, here's the link:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...tr-report.html (Offroading event in the city of joy - Kolkata chapter's first OTR report)

Was seriously underwhelmed at the lack of enthusiasm shown by Kolkata tbhpians. Just 4 tbhpians attended, 3 of whom are out of Kolkata now. The 4th, I'm quite sure, won't turn up.
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Thank you Aniket for the link. We have confirmations from 8 jeepers at such a short notice for this weekend meet. We will meet your enthusiastic self though.

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Best of luck trying to garner participation from Kolkata tbhpians. I had organized such an OTR in the past, here's the link:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...tr-report.html (Offroading event in the city of joy - Kolkata chapter's first OTR report)

Was seriously underwhelmed at the lack of enthusiasm shown by Kolkata tbhpians. Just 4 tbhpians attended, 3 of whom are out of Kolkata now. The 4th, I'm quite sure, won't turn up.
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Am in. Will be tagging along with Ritik.
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We will meet your enthusiastic self though.
I wish. You obviously haven't noticed that my profile city reads "New Delhi" these days.
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Hello all,

I will be coming to the event with 3 friends of mine, one of whom is a T-bhpian.

We will come in a Skoda Yeti and join you all at UBS sir's house.

We will reach there by 8 a.m.
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Am in. Will be tagging along with Ritik.
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I wish. You obviously haven't noticed that my profile city reads "New Delhi" these days.
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Hello all,

I will be coming to the event with 3 friends of mine, one of whom is a T-bhpian.

We will come in a Skoda Yeti and join you all at UBS sir's house.

We will reach there by 8 a.m.
Join in friends. The more the merrier actually.
Please sms me your names on my phone 07278932243

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The D Day is tomorrow. Slight change in venue. Pandua is 60kms from Liluah. We leave from UBS sir's house at 7.30am via NH2.

The Damodar river bed:
Terrain is replete with lots of mud, slush, sand, water crossings and inclines. There are plenty of chances to attain jeep nirvana tomorrow.

All participants are instructed to carry adequate water to last the entire day till sundown and carry packed breakfast and lunch with them. Also ensure that your fuel tanks are full when you start.

All the best to everybody.
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Had a very nice OTR , many thanks to UBS Sir and Abheek.

This was my first OTR, and to be frank I was very scared so did not try anything. But the skill displayed by the other members of the group leaves me speechless.

Also made some very good friends.

Some pictures.
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continuing with the pictures..
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After a successful first meet of the Kolkata Offroaders last sunday, its time to announce the second OTR on 1st July.

Please let me know if anyone wants to join in. Call me on 07278932243 or check our facebook group https://m.facebook.com/groups/333368660072169?refid=27 for details.

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Gosh! Such a miss. Would have loved to participate if I would have known.

There must be some "action" pics for sure



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Best of luck trying to garner participation from Kolkata tbhpians. I had organized such an OTR in the past, here's the link:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...tr-report.html (Offroading event in the city of joy - Kolkata chapter's first OTR report)

Was seriously underwhelmed at the lack of enthusiasm shown by Kolkata tbhpians. Just 4 tbhpians attended, 3 of whom are out of Kolkata now. The 4th, I'm quite sure, won't turn up.
Even I was there on this one!

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Having missed out the earlier one. I made it a point, despite odds, at some fronts, to be at this one. By toutatis wasn't this an event!!


Generally after a couple of days of back to back slogging from early in the morning till late at night, one really looks forward to be on the bed flat till late in the morning on Sunday. Moreso if the preceding day went physically hectic. But then somehow the body clock too woke up at 6 am in the morning without needing an alarm clock reminder. At 7:10am sharp was at the Jeep Mecca of our part of the world.

Some little details have changed since the last time I visited the compound. But what hasn't, is the enthusiasm.

At 9:30am ish, was on our way with the Jeeps and my Marengo (a 4wd Scorpio, not too well known for its OTR prowess).

The convoy consisted of 5 low bonnet jeeps (3 Fords and 2 Willys - the Bawan), one mm550, two Scorpio's (1 2wd and1 4wd - Marengo) and hold your breath a BMW 7 series (735i)

This time the transport stage to Pandua was done with the lone Petrol Jeep (Bawan) being towed by its white brother (WME 2382)

We reached Pandua at around 11:30ish, the going was a bit slow. But soon we were at the OTR site for a gathering. The locals had gathered around, and having seen a premium "car" in the convoy, suspected some shooting activity.

Here are some pics from the session


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I liked the way this scorp looked
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Ready for Take off
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BA-One
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Towards the end of the pre-lunch session, there was a small mishap, the leaf spring on this 550 gave way on a hard landing.

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The leaf was replaced from a spare leaf present on the chassis of one of the Fords.


UBS sir asked us to have lunch at this site itself and get all the jeeps here. Lunch consisted of tasty sandwiches.

Marengo serving the role of an AC room with 4WD!


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I liked the way this scorp looked
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Post lunch there were a few obstacle tackling

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I left the venue for other commitments at around 5, with Abheek. However that was another story, not a long one.

However, my pic of the day was -

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I'm missing this badly. The first OTR with UBS Sir was enough to generate the interest in me for such activity, though due to my fault couldn't keep up the interest for a long time.

Need to get back behind the wheel of one of those.

Abheekg, I'm in for the next one that you guys are planning on the 29th of this month. Spoke to 1100D yesterday about it too. Though I don't have a 4x4.
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