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Old 11th October 2012, 10:37   #16
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Great write up Tejas. That fortuner looks very very familiar and sure has a hard life compared to most of its clan.
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Brilliant thread, thanks for sharing how the course got conceptualized from scratch!

Perhaps you can pass on the message to the organizers - to create a checklist of things to do and things to check after such a bootcamp at the ASC.
Thanks. Passed on your feedback.

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Isn't there confidentiality etc involved, not that it seems to be big trade secret. But loved it absolutely.
Nah, don't worry, it's not a secret, we designed the track and can share info if we want. Thanks.

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Thanks a lot for sharing this information. Well deserved 5 stars on the same. After reading your thread - it felt like I was there and felt each and everything happening there.

Wondering when this will come back to Mumbai/Pune... My ride needs to flex a bit!
Thanks. Doubt mumbai/pune anytime soon though.

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brilliant job done boss. i am at a loss of words

i think dentists make some of the best engineers!!
Thanks! It was a team effort of Allan, Amol and me.

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Excellent Track by Allan, Dr. Tejas and the team. The event was very well organised and I hope to see the guys next year with even more challenges.
Thanks. Just thought of another killer obstacle for the next event wherever it may be


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Old 11th October 2012, 10:47   #18
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What a brilliant thread Tejas. Not only does this give a picture of the event itself but what went on behind the scenes. Rated 5 stars.
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This thread certainly piques interest among automobile aficionados. The photographs are mesmerizing. Thank you for the share. One can only wish that such would be in evidence not just for a single brand, but for all the others, too, in future and on a more regular basis .
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Superb job guys! Track looks yummy for some good ol weekend fun. Someone should take this up from a long term perspective and keep this track alive for offroaders
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Tejas,

Your expertise in the subject of off-roading is unparalleled. Not only are you a pro-offroader, but you've also built a strong knowledgebase of the technical stuff.

Now, you've gone out & learnt how to convert boring land into an offroad track! Man, if ever there was someone who's got 4x4 etched on his heart, it's you. We'll get you one of these when you are a senior citizen and have no teeth left

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We'll get you one of these when you are a senior citizen and have no teeth left
Superb job Tejas,

Something tells me you are trying to jog our (dental) fillings loose so you can re-fill them.

I loved the pics of the earth covered Fortuners and the Google Earth superimposed image of the track.

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Lovely report and description.

Missed going to event due to parallel work activity going on at F1 Track so cursing my self.

People had loads of fun. Though I wonder with so much care going in to checking ramp and approaches why did some people complain about broken bumpers??
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Simply Awesome stuff!! Kudos to your offroading spirit Tejas!!

Personally, for me, there is nothing, absolutely nothing as endearing as seeing a butch looking, menacing SUV posing with slush all over it. If I ever buy a SUV, I will never wash it
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Fabulous stuff. Just endorses the reputation Fortuner has built for itself.

Great stuff tejas and thanks for sharing.
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That is some fabulous work tejas. I always wanted to know "the behind the scenes" planning about such events and you just fulfilled my wish. It indeed requires some great efforts and when its about offroading, no one can beat you.

Hats off mate for all your hard work!
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I really wish that Ford would make tracks like this. Their so called offroad tracks can be done in 2wd. There was a Ford Endeavour offroad Drive Event in bangalore but I didnt go for that after hearing about their reputation for making extremely tame tracks.

Tejas can you please design the track for the next 'Great Ford Endeavour Drive'??? Would appreciate it
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Superb job guys! Track looks yummy for some good ol weekend fun. Someone should take this up from a long term perspective and keep this track alive for offroaders
Thanks. The HUDA officials (Haryana Urban Development Authority) guys who came to experience the event (HUDA owns the land from whom it was rented) actually said that we can keep the track for 2 more days gratis for the event.

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Tejas,

Your expertise in the subject of off-roading is unparalleled. Not only are you a pro-offroader, but you've also built a strong knowledgebase of the technical stuff.

Now, you've gone out & learnt how to convert boring land into an offroad track! Man, if ever there was someone who's got 4x4 etched on his heart, it's you. We'll get you one of these when you are a senior citizen and have no teeth left

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Thanks. Trust me, i wouldn't miss having one of these now. The amount we walked on the track was phenomenal!

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Superb job Tejas,

Something tells me you are trying to jog our (dental) fillings loose so you can re-fill them.

I loved the pics of the earth covered Fortuners and the Google Earth superimposed image of the track.
Thanks. Next event in bombay, im going to call all prospective patients!

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Lovely report and description.

Missed going to event due to parallel work activity going on at F1 Track so cursing my self.

People had loads of fun. Though I wonder with so much care going in to checking ramp and approaches why did some people complain about broken bumpers??
Would have loved meeting you. But, none of us got any complaints. Neither allan, amol nor me who sat with the owners got no complaint at all. The only bumper issue was with a demo vehicle. It's front bumper was loose and kept coming down so everytime before a tricky obstacle, the expert driver needed to kick the bumper into place before going through it. After a few hours, we just removed the entire bumper.

I also checked with Autocar drivers and Toyota, no one has received any complaint from any driver. Could you pass on the details of the affected persons. Will make sure the bumper issue is rectified.

The only car that was damaged was the car we got a week before and that only had bend footboards and broken bumper since that was the test car for clearances.

Oh yes, the LC blew a couple of tires and a customer fried the clutch of a demo car but no issue with any customer car. Again, please pass on the details, i will make sure damage is repaired if it was due to any obstacle.

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Simply Awesome stuff!! Kudos to your offroading spirit Tejas!!

Personally, for me, there is nothing, absolutely nothing as endearing as seeing a butch looking, menacing SUV posing with slush all over it. If I ever buy a SUV, I will never wash it
Lots of customers also refused to get their cars washed!

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I really wish that Ford would make tracks like this. Their so called offroad tracks can be done in 2wd. There was a Ford Endeavour offroad Drive Event in bangalore but I didnt go for that after hearing about their reputation for making extremely tame tracks.

Tejas can you please design the track for the next 'Great Ford Endeavour Drive'??? Would appreciate it
Your wish is our command. Just ask them to contact us

But having said that, the credit goes to all three of us who made it possible by working as a team. Here's a pic:

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Allan (xtreme power in the centre), Amol (Sun_chaser in blue) and the "heavier" one is me
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It is really amazing at what you guys could do with a barren piece of land!!
Rated a well deserved 5 stars. Toyota has really hit the jackpot by organizing the bootcamp, letting the Fortuner owners know what a brilliant & mean machine they have.

O.T: The demo car you guys used(KA-42-M-****) seems to have some a broken rear bumper in some of the pictures what was the cause? Also it seems to me that Toyota has not yet resolved the "front number plate breaking off" cause i see many of the new Fortuners in the pics with the number plate bent/broken? What was the cause for the LC's tires blowing up?
I'm really sorry for bombarding you with Q's like this but i'm just extremely curious!!
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