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Old 12th April 2010, 13:15   #31
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Thar pics won't be uploaded, sorry bout that!
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Old 12th April 2010, 13:40   #32
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Well I do see a mahindra thar in post no 12 by motocamp , in pics 9 and 10.
Its black or green(not able to make out) in colour and its parked next to allen's gypsy.
I think the same thar's pictures have been posted in this thread earlier by Mr.Dabhar Behram himself.

May be i'm wrong!

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Guys, you can post pics of the Thar. Go ahead.
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Thanks for the pictures Prashant..

Lets start of the list with names n roll numbers
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Different Approach:

Sat and Sun (From my 'hisab' list).

Also please excuse if there is a 10 added or missing to a 550.

Tejas + Paras (Classic)
Mohan + Rahul - (Gurkha)
Alok +1 (Gypsy)
Prasad +1 (Classic)
Prashant +1 (Along with David + 1) (Kutty Pajero)
Kunal (Jeep MM540)
Amit +1 awesome lady driver (Jeep 550)
Devang + James (Monstar Gypsy)
Allan + 3 (Baleno Gypsy)
Ibrahim (Gypsy)
Soumya (Innova Support Vehicle!!)
Alibag Prasad (Yamaha Dirt Bike)

Sun (From my photos)

James's Cousin (MM550)
Imran (Gypsy)
GSFerrari + Srikanth (Gypsy)
Gogi (CJ3B)
Mohan's friend (New Gurkha)
Prithpal (Trax/Gurkha)
HVK (Scorpio)
Behram (Thar)
Alibag Prasad - Gypsy

@Imran: Tejas checked with Dhabar and it is okay to post pics of the Thar now.
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Old 12th April 2010, 13:59   #35
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great pics and report soumya, keep it coming.....

once we reached the resort i saw the bunch of mad people just like me with some newbies.....

@ prasad hope you had fun..
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There were atleast 15 cameras there! Where are the other pics guys?
I am still struggling to find the words to share my first OTR experience!!

You guys ROCKED!!! I'll take a moment to thank a few rockstars before I write about our experience later this evening!!

@Soumya - I'm gonna use your pictures and writeup to share my experience with everyone I know - Just because its too good!! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you!!

@Devang - I'm hooked mate!! You'll be seeing a lot more of me in such events.. Its a promise..

@Tejas - I can't thank you enough for supporting me and guiding my classic and myself through the event - Not to mention the pushing (to jump start the vehicle) and the towing ..

@Alok - Now I know the secret to your buldging biceps ;-) Small diameter steering wheel with no power steering!!

@Ibrahim - Love your enthusiam buddy!! You boldy go where no man has gone before!! - thinking is such a waste of time huh???

@Allan and James - You guys are just extreme & wicked ;-) !! Plus with all the knowledge and expertise makes you'll even more hardcore!! Thanks for all the assists and tips guys!!

@Kunal - you're a true 4x4 enthusiast and I'd like to thank you for all the tips and assists..

@Mohan - Thank you for a perfectly executed event... We loved it!!

@Gogi - you and your little hurricane power outdid yourselves..

@Mr Behram - Sir, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you - I too, will be pestering you from this day on ;-) Thank you for the last minute appointment with Prashant!! The THAR felt phenomenal!! Thank you for the sneak peak ;-)

@Renuka - You rock girl!!! I got a video that you'd love - hint: "I did it, I did it"

I'd like to thank each and every one elase who was present at the event for making this one of our most memorable weekends..

I'm hooked to 4x4's and I owe it all to you'll - Now, to fund this madness, I'd appreciate some CASH donations towards fixing the bugs on the classic..

I'm looking forward to the next one already!!!!

Thank you once again...
Snigdha & Prasad

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Old 12th April 2010, 14:11   #36
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What pictures and write-ups. I desperately wanted to be there as a passenger but was tied up for this weekend. Hope to be able to join you people in the future. And may be someday with my own Jeep too. Great to see Gogi's CJ3B doing its first off-roading.

Waiting for more ...

-Biju

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Soumya, how could you forget happy singh? he'll become sad singh now!

PS: thanks for letting me use your innova as storage space!

So, genesis, what happened next?
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I had a blast in my first OTR as a driver and I must thank a few people right away!

Tejas – for constantly goading and taunting me about the “new and minty freshness” of my Gypsy (#14). It isn’t so fresh anymore!
Mohan – for organizing this on such a grand scale. Everything was taken care of right from the essentials to the obstacles. SUPERB experience!
Imran – for leading me through the obstacles so I could watch and learn
Sriku – for being the cameraman, passenger, waterboy and motivational speaker through the day
HVKumar – for being a great sport taking the scorpio into what was quite simply 4x4 territory, getting stuck…towed…and getting stuck in the same place again 
All the other guys/girls – for the discussions, timepass, laughs and display of driving skills – amazing!

I managed to get through this OTR with minor damages. I’ve lost a Hella shield (white) and thumped my rear bumper hard into the ground. This has dislocated it and shifted it up so it blocks the rear door. Will hammer this back into place. If someone has spotted and picked up my Hella shield – please let me know. If anyone knows where I can get a replacement (new) – please let me know.

What I take away from this OTR experience:
1. The Gypsy is a formidable off-roader
2. Any 4x4 can do a lot more than you think it can do. I climbed a steep shelf of the riverbed to get on the bank and had I not seen Imran do it before me, I wouldn’t have imagined it possible.
3. Fording water is FUN!
4. My ice-box is more than up to the task. I’d filled it with 3 kilos of ice on the morning of the OTR. As of this morning there was still ice left in it!!
5. Carry LOTS of water/drinks – there are those who forget sometimes and it is nice to be able to help out
6. Need stronger sun-block, bigger hats and better footwear
7. Need grippy and protective gloves for driving and for handling the towing cables
8. Must not forget sunglasses at home!!!

I have a million high-def videos to share. Will sift through them and upload shortly.
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Guys, you can post pics of the Thar. Go ahead.
Thanks Doc, Behram gave the green? Guys please, cant wait to see Thar in Action.
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THAR, THAR, pleas, please. I need an upgrade from the Classic.
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Great Pics Motocamp, thanks.
To begin my report,

Firstly thanks to Dr. Mohan and his entire team of helpful friends, for organizing this great event. That includes the gentleman (Dr. Mohan's friend) who so graciously lent his huge piece of land and his JCBs to entirely ruffle it for our OTR. Thanks very much sir, we all appreciate your gesture.

To all you guys who initiated this OTR, Tejas-Devang-Allan and all of you, you guys rock!!

This small print on the fender is not only Alan's blood group, it also stands for his attitude!!

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-allan.jpg

Coming to Soumya who is the resident photographer and scriptwriter, have you considered Bollywood as an option?
Seriously you are damn good at your narratives and pictures, keep em coming. P.S. Why did you leave so early the next day?

Thanks to the ultimate Jeepster and "Bhai" of Jeeps, Mr. Behram Dhabhar fondly refered to me as Behrambhai, and Pinky Paaji for pushing me to points where i would have never had the confidence to venture. Thanks for all the driving tips Behrambhai, explaining nuances of the 4WD and visiting the Garage to guide Me and Razak in the right way of building a Jeep. It was great meeting you Pinky Paaji.

Thanks to Viper for taking my pics and for giving me a ride back home in his jet, in air conditioned comfort.

Thanks to inputs from UBS sir who helped my in the right direction whenever i did not know what to do and Arka for answering my green-hornish and stupid (first time) queries on the CJ.

Thanks to my Mechanic Razak for all those sleepless nights building my Jeep and bearing with me at odd hours. You didi a great job as we found out.


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.....finally gogi was there after long long time, we must have spoken him so many times and he was just waiting for his CJ to get ready, Gogi i hope you enjoyed.
Thanks Devang.
Finally my CJ3B is OTR ready. Also initiated to its first OTR. My earlier few OTRs before mainly as a spectator but involving yourself with your own machine is something else. Thanks to all you guys, i loved every bit of it and cant wait for the other one. Count me in for the next one already!!

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Gogi, did your Jeep loose that huge number plate, thanks to any steep obstacle?
Actually that huge number plate is an A4 sized paper, laminated printout. The actual numberplate sits perched on the front bumper. No loss of plate or anything else. Only gain of self confidence and respect for my vehicle.

See, Proof Proof the numberplate is there after the slushfest!!

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@Gogi - you and your little hurricane power outdid yourselves..
It was great seeing you again Prasad. I could see you have been bit by the OTR bug.

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Great to see Gogi's CJ3B doing its first off-roading.
Thanks Biju. It was a great experience.


Now for the report. Sorry i have no pics of others as there we so many cameras and i was busy getting initiated for the OTR.

We arrive together in the heat of the day sloshed with kilos of sun block

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Viper tries his hand at my CJ. He didnt tell me but i could see him imagining what this CJ would be if there were some mods on it!!

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We reached when the old hands were already up to Slushing

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My turn to drive down the line and move towards my first climb,

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Expertly directed by Behrambhai all the way. (Pics courtesy : Viper)

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After the slushing

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Noticed a funny thing, when we stopped for lunch. Our tyres turned a blue shade almost like a blue white wall. And disappeared when we drove towards our next destination. Maybe some chemical in the slush?

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P.S. It was great meeting all you guys for the first second and umpteenth time.
Gsferrari, just love the burble your gypsy fires upto. Would love to know what youve done to it.

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^^ Gogi bhai, Amazing 1st pic. This pic looks more charecter'y than the few ones outside BehramJi's home inside the city roads!!! Plz dont get it cleaned for a few days

The bluey thing is also present in south, on rainy days. Hmm!! Must be chemicals.

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Hey Thar's (or at least its tyres') 1st pic the bridgestone tyre with the low hanging cat-conv, am i right?

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Superb guys, this is just awesome terrain and great bunch of vehicles. Am sure you guys had a great time.

Gogi bhai you need to give us a detailed report regarding how the CJ3B performed! Technically you seem to have overtaken me with offroad experience on a CJ3B
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Gogi, beautiful picures of the newly born CJ3B and its off-road driver. It was a baptism by slush and mud and rocks. Great going. Seeing the MP-09 number plate, I was reminded about some of the great looking CJ3Bs I have seen in Indore. I have often felt like going into the owner's homes and asking them, if their CJ3B was for sale.

Also thank you for sharing your impression about the Thar. Did you also drive it? Where are the Thar picures??

-Biju

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Soumya, how could you forget happy singh? he'll become sad singh now!
At Tejas's gentle reminder:

Introducing Honey Singh (aka Happy Singh), Ibrahim's copilot, gypsy pusher, confidante, overall nice guy and (a little known fact) a finalist at MTV stunt mania.

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-honey_singh.jpg


While Ibrahim was showing Honey around the lake, the slightly more conservative one's demurely lined up to cross over a section where they could actually estimate the depth. (A novel idea!)

Tejas joined Alok

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-classic_fording.jpg

Followed by Prasad and GS (still with 2 hella caps)

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Prashant craftily handed the keys of his kutty Pajero to his his wife in the hope that she would sanction mods along with the repairs for the slush episode

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-kutty_pajero.jpg

Soon there was a cluster of vehicles on the other side taking a breather

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Until they started fording back

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-alok_back.jpg

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-tejas_back.jpg

Alibaug OTR- Just what the good doctor ordered-imran_back.jpg

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To meet some distinguished gentlemen who had just arrived from Mumbai

HVK
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Prithpal (with his son in tow)

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and a very well known, slightly aging but strong gentleman (the CJ3B and not Gogi!)

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