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Old 20th August 2008, 13:06   #76
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Hi Vinod & Vikram,

You guys are the winners of TPC2008.

Now tell the members who could not attend, about the Special Stages and the pictures.

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Congrats to the Winners and to all participants.

It is a bit of an irony that a "Gypsy" is used to win in the category of "Most Performing 4WD" in a "Jeep"thrills event.
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_GT_, What is ironical in that? It is a PERFORMING 4WD!!
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_GT_, What is ironical in that? It is a PERFORMING 4WD!!
No question about that! Does it need to be a Gypsy in a "Jeep"thrills event ?!
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No question about that! Does it need to be a Gypsy in a "Jeep"thrills event ?!
boss, i dont understand whether you are chiding yourself in saying that.

This was a proper 4x4 event for serious off roaders who knew their machines and how to exploit them.

BTW, can you elaborate what a true jeep is, for the betterment of fellow bhpians?

In your Opinion, is the MM540 DP or XD, a true jeep?
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@-GT-, just saw your profile. You own a TLC 200 4.7 V8 in Chennai? Guess you should'nt be asking me silly questions.
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Hey headers, I think he is just looking at it purely from a nomenclature point of view. As in, isn't JeepThrills supposed to be about Jeeps ? How come something like a Gypsy figures there, for it is not a Jeep (ie.Mahindra Jeep) ?
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Hey headers, I think he is just looking at it purely from a nomenclature point of view. As in, isn't JeepThrills supposed to be about Jeeps ? How come something like a Gypsy figures there, for it is not a Jeep (ie.Mahindra Jeep) ?
SB, kindly define a "true" jeep.

Jeep thrills is the name given to the offroad group that was started by Anjan Cariappa, Arkaprava Datta and one more person [I think Srivardhan]

I am sure these guys know and understand what a true jeep is - but due to unavailability of these rare machines, they included the Mahindra Jeep and its variants in it as well.

With time, the gypsy though is not a jeep was a part of the group as well.

Yeah, I did get the nomenclature point as well, especially after looking through his profile. -GT- owns a V8 TLC and we are yet to meet him in any C-TBHP meet. Sir, you hear me, please do attend the next C-TBHP meet! Please!

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boss, i dont understand whether you are chiding yourself in saying that.
I am neither chiding myself (?!) nor chiding anyone else.

Given the often hidden (and sometimes quite open) competitiveness between Jeep fans and Gypsy fans, I was just pulling the legs of Jeep fans in lighter vein.

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This was a proper 4x4 event for serious off roaders who knew their machines and how to exploit them.
I fully appreciate that and am amazed by their capabilities.

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BTW, can you elaborate what a true jeep is, for the betterment of fellow bhpians?
In your Opinion, is the MM540 DP or XD, a true jeep?
Obviously, a true Jeep is the one manufactured by the owners of that brand. However I consider the MM’s as Jeep’s since they are from the same pedigree (though the name itself is not licensed to MM for these models) – don’t you think so?

My post was not intended to ruffle the feathers of any Jeep fan – neither do I want a war to start between Jeep fans and Gypsy fans.

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You own a TLC 200 4.7 V8 in Chennai?
You should be kidding; no way can I afford to buy one in India. As long as I am in Middle East, I can as well enjoy the luxuries. The day I return back to India, I will start a new thread “Which 4x4 to buy?”
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@SupremeBaleno and @Headers:

By the time I managed to put in my reply to headers to his previous posts, I see two more posts.

@headers: Until I return to India, I can only envy you guys having bash at the Off-road sessions.
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Nice pics and i'm happy to see Vikram getting recognition for his efforts. And to all who participated, my sincere congrats!.

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Congrats Vikram. You indeed have a " jeep in a gypsy's body"
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Congrats Vikram. You indeed have a " jeep in a gypsy's body"
Ha ha, Ranjit, I take strong offense to that statement.
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now thats what i call a "jeep's" day out!

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