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Old 15th May 2009, 14:34   #61
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hey arka ,

any info for the spectators, can we join you guys also??
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Spectators are always welcome. Dont blame yourself selling ur 2wd safari and going for a new 4wd after u attend this event:-)
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hey vinod,

we friends are already planning to go full time Off- Roading. Just waiting to gain some Vitamin M. BTW count me in as a Spectator ( if possible a ride with any of you guys) !!!

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any pointers for those driving gypsies?

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any pointers for those driving gypsies?
Yup..
1. Fill Gypsy to the brim with petrol
2. Ensure 4wd works
3. Have decent tyres
4. Ensure cooling system works, water pump is ok etc.
5.
And go "Pedal to metal"

6. Fill gypsy to the brim with petrol..

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Yup..
1. Fill Gypsy to the brim with petrol
2. Ensure 4wd works
3. Have decent tyres
4. Ensure cooling system works, water pump is ok etc.
5.
And go "Pedal to metal"

6. Fill gypsy to the brim with petrol..
NO 1. - OK.
NO 2. - YES
NO 3. - NOT SURE. ( MRF radials, 215 f75 R15, year of mnf 1989)
N0 4 - OK
NO 5 - O YESS! ( the fun , easy part.)
NO 6 - ok, HARD PAINFUL PART.

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NO 3. - NOT SURE. ( MRF radials, 215 f75 R15, year of mnf 1989)
If there are lugs on the tyres, then they will manage!!
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i didnt see this earlier.. So is it over?

Can i join in tomorrow with my gurkha? May be atleast for a one day jaunt?

P.S. If anyone is kind enough could you PM me Arakas numb?
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i didnt see this earlier.. So is it over?

Can i join in tomorrow with my gurkha? May be atleast for a one day jaunt?

P.S. If anyone is kind enough could you PM me Arakas numb?

Sir, Can you please read the thread from the beginning? Thanks
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Hi Guys,

We have 2 Kinds of Participants.

1) Competitors -- Driver/Spotter (6 participants + 3 vehicles = 1 team)

2) Organizer -- VOLUNTEERS FOR TPC

The course is such that it is impossible to guide spectators to the Special Stages over 15-25kms

There is no provision for spectators or for a "one day jaunt".

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i didnt see this earlier.. So is it over?

Can i join in tomorrow with my gurkha? May be atleast for a one day jaunt?

P.S. If anyone is kind enough could you PM me Arakas numb?
Monster_BHP,
The event is good 3 months away. U are welcome!! It is a 3 day event. Meanwhile why dont you join for an OTR this 23rd and 24th in chennai?? The place is same as for palar for camping but offroad spot might be different:-))..so you dont have to wait for 3 months to attend OTR in chennai
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For out-of-towners, I would suggest atleast a day's rest before the start of the event if you're driving down for days together.
Has anyone got quotes for trucking down your 4x4s?
It would be like an "arrive and drive", if planned well.
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For out-of-towners, I would suggest atleast a day's rest before the start of the event if you're driving down for days together.
Has anyone got quotes for trucking down your 4x4s?
It would be like an "arrive and drive", if planned well.
Guys who are planning to drive down from Mumbai/Delhi.

Try contacting the car carriers for Hyundai for trucking it down to Chennai and Car Carriers for Maruti for trucking the vehicles back to Mumbai/Delhi

This is because the car carriers return empty on the way back to their port of origin.

The cost is 8-12K one way through them.

Also set a target date for 10 August for the vehicles to reach Chennai.

In case of delay you will have 2 days in Hand.

Also you can try the 40ft/40 Ton Trailers but they cannot carry more than 3 CJ3Bs in length (3 X 11ft) or 3 MM540s (3 X 13 ft).

Regards,

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PS - I would suggest all to-be participants to form a chain(Delhi-Jodhpur-Mumbai-Bangalore) and drive down its more fun and safer.
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The cost is 8-12K one way through them.
Two way fare is quite cheap. The mumbai speerdun participants from bangalore should be able to give an approximate figure. They loaded some 6 cars and some superbikes in one single car carrier.
Psycho/v1p3r/memo, we need you here.
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I would suggest all to-be participants to form a chain(Delhi-Jodhpur-Mumbai-Bangalore) and drive down its more fun and safer.
Arka, come on, driving from Delhi on a Jeep


I know you've done it, but everyone is not you

Guys, best bet is arrive and drive aka "Nitrous Shtyle"

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