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Old 17th March 2008, 23:42   #16
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ahha this seems to be a great event did all those small jeeps manage it easily in that mud?
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Wow! Those are some of the prettiest SUVs I have seen. What are those SWB Toyotas? Can somebody name all those... BTW, did I see a Texas registered Jeep?

DKG, do you have shots of all obstacles? From the photos the terrain appears pretty smooth while going up and down. Was there rocky or broken terrain as part the course?

Nice to see a well organised off-roading event, hope this catches on everywhere. Preferably somewhere close to my place...
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Yes apart from the Prado the blue and beige are the SWB Toyotas. I am not very good with exact 4x4 model details so perhaps Shams or anyone more well versed could fill in?

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That's a CJ7 and the owner possibly retained the Texas plates when he bought the car



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I think as this was the first big event most of the obstacles were steep inclines. The slush bog was like a familiarisation through slush making a turn as you go along, but the last one had a deep water hole and there it posed some challenge.

The area is heavily excavated by truckers carting away soil, not much by way of rocks, hopefully the next event one can plan a rock stage
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ahha this seems to be a great event did all those small jeeps manage it easily in that mud?
You know that's what impressed me most. Even your bog standard Mahindra sailed through I guess owing to its lower weight. Even the vintage Jeeps went through easily.

The more difficult terrain is desert sand and clay like soil, not to mention tackling boulders. In time I'm sure they'll scale up to tougher obstacles.

For starters I think the organisers did a great job of choosing obstacles that offered a challenge to many who probably never went offroad and were still loads of fun.

Mods: Please merge this and the previous post as I have yet to figure out how to multi quote. Thanks

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Dear Mr Gir & fellow BHPians,

Thank you for your appreciation, its very encouraging.
The pictures are excellent and are perhaps the first ones to appear on the internet

On Obstacles
Mr Gir has got it right, the idea was to be more inclusive in participation, as, the first challenge had seen some of the participants turning away from tricky obstacles. Incorporating simpler obstacles was a conscious decision that was taken to encourage and build up the off-roading confidence in the participants with their jeeps. There will be "tough" times ahead as far as the obstacles are concerned.

On Toyota
The blue Toyota Landcruiser (FJ40) is 1980 vintage, immaculately restored albeit with a diesel plant from the qualis

On Weekend Camping
Your suggestion has been received very well by the Jeepers, Mr Giridhar Reddy had called me this morning discussing about the same, a trip beginning Saturday evening with overnight camping and return after breakfast on Sunday would be best to avoid the sun. Consider the planning auxiliary to be engaged on that one.

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Amazing jeeps.....
Tell me DKG, were non 4x4 vehicles also allowed to participate in the challenge?
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Arka, DKG,

This is a cool event for all SUV's , I did get to see a show on local channel TV5 covering this event, very good plan to test the engines.....

Cool... way to go
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Amazing jeeps.....
Tell me DKG, were non 4x4 vehicles also allowed to participate in the challenge?
No I think you definitely needed a 4x4 for the obstacles. I actually went there in my 207 pickup which comfortably managed to go almost up to the lake water, but I don't think a 2 wd can handle the 60 degree inclines, you need the front tyres to claw in and pull while the rears push.

Need to get a 4x4 soon.

Shams, am already looking forward to the weekend trip

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awesome pictures, tell me were you running all around as well to capture these beauties just for us
Being a BHPian should mean something shouldn't it??? Its the very least I could do for all you gasoline guses

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Amazing jeeps.....
Tell me DKG, were non 4x4 vehicles also allowed to participate in the challenge?
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Amazing jeeps.....
Tell me DKG, were non 4x4 vehicles also allowed to participate in the challenge?
I don't recall seeing any non 4x4 vehicles amongst the participants. I wouldn't know if the organisers specifically disallowed such vehicles but given the nature of obstacles I doubt very much if a non 4x4 could compete effectively.

Any suggestions as to what they could do with non 4x4 vehicles?

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Amazings pics dude..When'll be the next event? Shams well organised..
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Hello TBHPians,

The Hindu covered the event --

The Hindu : Metro Plus Hyderabad / Events : Jeep thrills

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Hi DKG,
i was also at that event.
well i was in both the events in Hyderabad.
i was driving a Willy's MB, Jeep no 41.
I didnt see any pics so thought will upload few more.

Did u take part in the event.
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zulfikar, great pics ! thanx for posting them. And great Jeep you have...an OT question ...what tyres are you using?
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My heart skipped a beat!

Is there a similar event planned sometime in near future?

Looks like I brought a 4 years old thread to life!
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