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Old 16th September 2009, 13:49   #1
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Mahindra is organizing its first ever great escape in Hyderabad on 19/9/2009

Jeep Thrills Hyderabad has extended help in organizing the event as a courtesy at Mahindra's request.

JTH has helped identify the core trail for the MGE at Narsapur Forest, the trail has a good overall offering for participants, although level of difficulty is always relative, the trail is chosen and improvised by the MGE team in order for 2WDs to pass with some support

Taj Deccan will be the hosting point for the event where breakfast and lunch would also be arranged, however, I'm taking the team through the finer details and any updates will soon be posted

Registration Forms, Fee and details are available on their website :: Welcome to Mahindragreatescape.com ::

Forms are being accepted at all Mahindra-Automotive Manufacturer Ltd(AML) dealerships and workshops.
Call Kranthi Kumar 9849452442 from AML dealership in case of any assistance.

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Mahindra is organizing its first ever great escape in Hyderabad on 19/9/2009

Jeep Thrills Hyderabad has extended help in organizing the event as a courtesy at Mahindra's request.

JTH has helped identify the core trail for the MGE at Narsapur Forest, the trail has a good overall offering for participants, although level of difficulty is always relative, the trail is chosen and improvised by the MGE team in order for 2WDs to pass with some support

Taj Deccan will be the hosting point for the event where breakfast and lunch would also be arranged, however, I'm taking the team through the finer details and any updates will soon be posted

Registration Forms, Fee and details are available on their website :: Welcome to Mahindragreatescape.com ::

Forms are being accepted at all Mahindra-Automotive Manufacturer Ltd(AML) dealerships and workshops.
Call Kranthi Kumar 9849452442 from AML dealership in case of any assistance.

Shams Ahmed
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This is really awesome. Hope the trail is 2WD friendly! If it is, I am sure there will be a lot of participation, including myself (in my 2WD scrorpio). Looking forward to it.
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Mazda, any pics of the event??
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Mazda, any pics of the event??
Some pictures I took of the event. Enjoy!
























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Old 27th September 2009, 04:25   #5
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Check out pics of the event on CLUBURB.COM
Will try and put up more pics once I get them from Anil.
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Here are the promised pics.

Shams gives the participants a small speech during Pre-event Briefing. Also on stage are Hari Singh, myself, Mrs. Balwani hidden behind me and Madhav Nene.
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Mrs. Balwani flags off the event flanked by Hari Singh and I'm given the responsibilty of leading the convoy of 54 jeeps in Car no. 1.
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The cars exit the Taj Deccan
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42 kms later, all the cars line up at the entrance to the Narsapur forest trail. And I say to the driver, "The ambulance should be parked there".
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And we're off onto the trail. And the first set of rocks welcome us.
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Different cars choose different lines thru the small slush patch.
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Just a break; not a break down!
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Saliq Nawab's shocking green Jeep being driven by his son.
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Bharath Reddy
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Abinav Nukala
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Saliq Nawab guides the trio of Scorpios behind him.
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Suresh Manikonda and Keshav
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The Jeep Thrills, Hyderabad gang of Shams, Saliq Nawab, Bharath Reddy, Dr. Barkat, Keshav and Prashanth were instrumental in identifying the route.

The Scorpio and Bolero being guided thru the deep ruts by Mahindra personnel.
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The No. 15 Scorpio comes thru a thick patch.....
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....driven by the senior-most participant of the day.
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Yet another Scorpio
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Suraj Naidu negotiates a rock in his regular cool and casual composure.
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Looking to see where they've been.
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Scorpio spins wheels. The woes of 2WD.
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.....stuck. Help!
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"And I'm out." The smile says it all.
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Old 2nd October 2009, 21:20   #7
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Stream crossing starts.
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Gurpreet dunks it in.
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Hari is not happy. The right way to do it is without a splash.
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And then Hari sees this.
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And Gurpreet is pardoned.
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Next stream..... Gurpreet does it again with Hari hanging on for dear life.
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And gets it stuck.
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No amount of weight distribution by Hari gets it free.
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So the boss takes the wheel.
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....gets it out,
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and ferries it across.
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At last, some of them are doing it right.
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And some still enjoy splashing about
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Naresh Bhonsle calms the drivers at a critical spot and guides them thru safely.
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Now poses for a pic with Dr. Barkat.
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A rare sight to see.... Our photographer par excellence, P. Anil Kumar on the other side of the camera. "A pic with 'The man', Naresh Bhonsle, shouldn't be missed", he said.
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Doc upto some 'monkey business'
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And he is not alone
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My Jeep's left headlight had gotten dirty. So I decide to wash it off.
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The insides have gotten dirty too. So we pause to let the water in.
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We're full. So we can proceed now.
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And the last step of the entire procedure is to let the water out.
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My partners in crime... Roozbeh, Dr. Barkat and Aamer.
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It's time for the master to wade in.
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And he comes thru with a fierceness in his eyes.
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The master, Hari Singh is happy at the end of it.
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....while the occupants in his Jeep seem to be scared out of their wits.
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Doc brings in the sweep car.
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Together with James and Mahesh,
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they diligently sweep up the forest
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....to leave it as virgin as it was when we entered it.
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The team that made it happen. Sorely missed in this pic is Shams who had to be in town for an important task.
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Great pictures of the Mahindra Great Escape! I so wanted to attend one but missed it .

Anyways were 2wd vehicles also allowed?
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Nice pictures and a well written captions for the same. The Green 540 looks awesome.
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Great pictures of the Mahindra Great Escape! I so wanted to attend one but missed it .

Anyways were 2wd vehicles also allowed?
Yeah! There were a lot of 2wd entries. It was quite a daunting task to make the terrain challenging for the 4wds and passable for the 2wds.

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Nice pictures and a well written captions for the same. The Green 540 looks awesome.
*****Thanx Beejay!*****

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Mazda - amazing pictures and well written captions to go along. I just relived the moment again!

I thought the whole Mahindra team did a fantastic job of organizing the show and guiding the vehicles through the tracks. Ofcourse they were ably assisted by people like yourself and the rest of the Jeep Thrills Hyderabad gang.

Loved the pictures of giving the Jeep a wash. Brings new meaning to the phrase "car wash" (The 4WD owners should read it as - Let's play ).
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@ Mazdayar: How does one participate in a Mahindra Great Escape. Would like to be part of one
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Amazing pictures and write-up! And more amazing to see you behind the wheel already!
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