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Old 24th August 2008, 04:12   #1
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Hi all,
a quick description of the Trophy: a circuit about 1200 m long with some difficulty, not very hard thought, to be completed in certain amount of time, shorter or longer time means penalty to be added to the final score. One direction in the morning and the other way round in the afternoon.
12 Safari, 1 TL (mine:-)) and about 13 different other vehicle, not in the rank thought...

Some picture of the first Tata Trophy...


Me (someone was calling me just before the race!!!)
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The track...
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The start...
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On the go...
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Wow! That's great.
Who organises this? Is it some official event? Or run by a group of enthusiasts?
Nice pictures.
So, did you win this one? Nice to see good interest on our Tata. Please give us more details about this event.
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Congratulations Ignazio.
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Nice! anymore pics? what about the other competitors? and did you win?

Off topic- how easy or difficult is it to get a 4WD Tata TL in india. the foreign markets always seem to get the best stuff from our manufacturers.
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That looks like a lot of fun. Who won and did any of the trucks break down?
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Nice! anymore pics? what about the other competitors? and did you win?

Off topic- how easy or difficult is it to get a 4WD Tata TL in india. the foreign markets always seem to get the best stuff from our manufacturers.
You can get it at any of the Tata showroom, including commercial vehicle showrooms. It's readily available in the Indian market [takes around a week for the vehicle to arrive after order], price are a little let down though, for a single cab 4x4 I think the price is 6.95Lacs, for a crewcab it was 8.2 on road goa, but I had got a call couple of months back saying the prices have been reduced by almost 1.2Lac.


Hey nice to see the TL doing some good off road stuff, did all the Tata vehicles finish or were there any break downs? Who was the winner, if possible could you post some more pics.
What sort of OTHER vehicle were there? I mean stock or any moded with serious kit?

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Ignazio, great pics there. I only wish you had some rain and therefore some slush too - THAT would've been fun!
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nice photos ignazio. im sure you all had fun, that what the photos say.

keep posting!
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Unfortunately I wasn't the winner... but a lot of fun!!!

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Wow! That's great.
Who organises this? Is it some official event? Or run by a group of enthusiasts?
Nice pictures.
So, did you win this one? Nice to see good interest on our Tata. Please give us more details about this event.
Nothing official, organised by friends from an off road association about 400 km away from my home!

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That looks like a lot of fun. Who won and did any of the trucks break down?
Only two had a problem, first had the main pulley running belts, unbolting just on the track, but we manage to fix it a couple of hours later and our friends could get home without trouble. Second, was just a radiator fan connector not running ok, I fix it very quickly too...

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Hey nice to see the TL doing some good off road stuff, did all the Tata vehicles finish or were there any break downs? Who was the winner, if possible could you post some more pics.
What sort of OTHER vehicle were there? I mean stock or any moded with serious kit?
Pics are coming, not many thought...
We had Nissan Patrol, Suzuki Jimny/SJ/Santana, Toyota LX/Land Cruiser, Ford Ranger, Mitsu Pajero, Ssangyong Korando, Opel Frontera and one Jeep Wrangler.

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Ignazio, great pics there. I only wish you had some rain and therefore some slush too - THAT would've been fun!
Very dry unfortunately... but the hidden track out of the "official circuit" were very muddy and deep... lots of crazy drive into big holes!

here some more pictures...CIAO!
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Nice pictures and congrats for the win.
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So very nice to see that our fellow TATA owners are having fun.

Thanks for the pics and report ,Ignazio

Keep em coming
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LOVELY. Wonderful pics. If this is something done by friends, I think the friends who organize the Delhi AutoCross need to outsource its management!
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What engine are under the hood of those safari.?
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Hey Ignazio, I see a Samurai SJ in the last set of pictures. It's trying to climb pipes.

Nice pictures buddy.
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What engine are under the hood of those safari.?
Looks like most of them are older TCICs. Most of the Tata Club Italia chaps run TCICs and only a few members seem to have the newer 3.0 or the 2.2s.
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