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Old 20th July 2006, 11:15   #1
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Default Invitation to the JEEPTHRILLS - PALAR CHALLENGE 2006

Hello JEEPers & 4WDrivers,

Jeep Thrills has been going strong in many ways. Be it healthy
discussions on Jeeps or regular off road trips. Now its yet another
event to celebrate!!! Jeep Thrills announces it's annual event

THE PALAR CHALLENGE 2006! A chance to push you and your machine to the limit!

This three-day NON-COMPETITIVE event involves driving on the Palar
riverbed and the terrain ranges from sand and rock to mud and water
crossings.

The event starts at Vellore (Tamil Nadu) on 12th August 2006 and ends at Mamallapuram near Chennai on 14 August 2006.The event covers roughly 110 kms Off-the Road. This event is open to all 4X4 vehicles (with 2 speed transfer case) irrespective of model or make.

All are welcome to participate. For more details and discussions on
this topic please visit the link:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Palar_Challenge-2006/

recce#1 -http://jeepthrillsindia.fotopic.net/c945364.html
recce#4 -http://jeepthrillsindia.fotopic.net/c945364.html
recce#5 -http://jeepthrillsindia.fotopic.net/c945364.html

The vehicles have to be in top condition since the terrain involves
very difficult sections.

Please read the instructions to owners and
drivers in the `Files' section of the Palar Challenge site.

So, if you have been waiting to take your 4X4 to where it really
belongs, here's your chance to to live it up!

We at Jeep Thrills welcome you all to THE PALAR CHALLENGE 2006!

Cheers on behalf of all the members at JEEP THRILLS,

ARKA

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Kudos to you, Arka for taking the initiative in organising an event of this scale. I wish you and all the participants the very best.

For us in Maharashtra, it was restricted to the Great Escapes until a bunch of us started doing our own independent off-roading. Much more fun, and a success each and every time.

All the best again.

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Hi Rushabh,
Thanks a lot for your support. We at JEEP_THRILLS sincerely apologise for
not informing Team-BHP earlier about this event and hope that you guys can make it down next year onwards.

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What does this sort of thing do to the ecology of the riverbed? Even though the river bed may be dry right now, Im sure there are consequences to the ripping up of the river bed by 4x4 tyres and leaking oil etc etc?

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Hi Epijay,
You have raised a very good point about the ecological impact this event will have on the riverbed.
1) The Palar River Basin in perenially dry
2) The Palar River is mainly subterranean
3) The River bed has been used for sand quarrying. Any driving will flatten those quarrys .
4) We believe and promote ecologically / environmentally sound 4WDriving........and not tearing across any terrain.

http://www.hindu.com/2006/07/21/stor...2108400400.htm

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Hi Arka

Hope to pick up a 4*4 by then. If yes will definitely join, anyways will buzz u once u reach b'lore
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hi arka
would have definately participated in the event but.. unfortunately the banglore round of the INRC is on the same weekend,
wishing you all the best & i hope to take part next year

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Default Palar Challenge 2006 - Pictures

Hello TBhpian's,

The JEEP THRILLS annual event - The Palar Challenge 2006 came to an
end on 15 August 2006. We had 2 days of OTR driving on the Palar River bed.

The event was well attended we had the following JEEPs & 4WDs
M&M CLASSIC - 6
M&M CJ3B - 4
M&M MM540 - 4
Maruti Gypsy - 2
Ford Endeavour 4X4 - 1
Trax JUDO 4WD - 1
M&M Scorpio 4WD - 1

Enjoy the pictures

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PS - The links
1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/javedsh...39239628/show/
2 http://rajesh4376.fotopic.net/c1053842.html
3 http://rahuldubey.fotopic.net/c1054856.html
4 http://palarchallenge.fotopic.net/
5 http://deepakbhojraj.fotopic.net/
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