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ZigDrive 5: Show off your 4x4 Off Road Skills on May 22, 2016

ZigDrive 5: Show off your 4x4 Off Road Skills on May 22, 2016

ZigDrive 5: Show off..

  • 17 May 2016, 12156 Views

Roshun

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  • 17 May 2016, 12:56 pm ( 1 Photo )
UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND WRITE UP FROM ZIGDRIVE 5
All you off-roaders out there in the Delhi-NCR region, here's a chance to show off your off-road driving skills. ZigDrive 5 in association with Terrain Tigers brings you an off-road drive with a difference. Not only do you get to drive your four-wheel drive vehicle off-road, but we've got some activities also lined up for you. A small set of challenges, which we promise will be exciting!
When: May 22, 2016
Time: 5.30 am to 9.00 am
Venue: Golf Course Extension Road (Terrain Tigers' Tiger Den). SEE MAP
Track: To be disclosed
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It's going to be a pretty hot day and hence we will start early. The activities involve teams of three off-road vehicles together (Thar, Gypsy, Scorpio, Safari, Endeavour, Pajero, Fortuner, Gurkha, MM Series). Any off-road vehicle with a four-wheel drive and low-range transmission should do just fine. Spectators are welcome to tag along with the participants. (Check out the fun we had on ZigDrive 2)
Do bring your recovery equipment (tow strap / winch) and plenty of drinking water. Refreshments and a light breakfast will be organized post the OTR activities.
Looking forward to a fun-filled Sunday morning. RSVP below.

CorsaVeloce

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  • 17 May 2016, 4:34 pm
Not missing this OTR for anything. I will be there.

NikilSJ

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  • 17 May 2016, 4:41 pm
Can't contain my excitement. I hope the track will be more challenging than the last time on ZigDrive 2. Looking forward to meet Neeloy and the gang soon and hopefully take some better pictures too.

MotuSid

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  • 17 May 2016, 7:53 pm ( 3 Photos )
Does the Zen count as an off-road vehicle? No? Okay.
Anyway, I will be there.

Also

Umph Umpff Umphfff UMPHFFFF

Ben

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  • 20 May 2016, 3:50 pm
Now we're talking! Will have to call shotgun till I get a Thar some day So anyone looking for a navigator?

Roshun

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  • 20 May 2016, 4:53 pm
We have got plenty of confirmations also coming in via Facebook. Listing those here (including the Terrain Tigers Group members):
Neeloy Sarkar - Gypsy / Landcruiser
Heman Sabharwal - Gypsy
Soumyarup Chatterjee - Thar
Sandeep Bansil - Bringing a Polaris ATV
Jatin Raliya - Gypsy
Sumit Katyal - Thar
Yogi Bajaj - Freelander
Tushar Chaudhary - Pajero SFX (Tentative)
Akshay Luke Titus - (Not bringing the Safari?)
Sahil Khanna -
Sunny Raaj -
Abhishek Sheoran - Thar
Abhilasha Singh - Thar
Udit Bhandari - Pajero
Amit Sehgal - Gypsy
Bobbie Bhogal - Gypsy
Dhruv Batra - Gypsy
Himanshu Arora - Gypsy
Rahul Gupta - Thar
Girish Gupta -
Ezjay Rao -
Yogesh Bansal - Pajero
Ashish Dogra - (Pajero?)
Yatinder Soperna -
Arun Gupta - Pajero Sport
Vikas Prabhakar -
Kushagr Agarwal -
Harry Batra -
Pawan Yadav -
Rajat Bissa -
Shrey Gupta - Thar
Suman Ghosh - Scorpio 4wd
Roshun - Endeavour 3.2 (else Scorpio 4wd)
Vidit - Thar
Motu Sid - Safari Storme
Prakhar - Thar

Roshun

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  • 20 May 2016, 4:55 pm
"Originally posted by Ben"
Now we're talking! Will have to call shotgun till I get a Thar some day So anyone looking for a navigator?
You are welcome to hop on board. We'll have space for you. Pick your choice of offroader

Adeel-faraz

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  • 21 May 2016, 8:39 pm
I will be joining with my 2 offraders PAJERO & GYPSY

Ben

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  • 21 May 2016, 11:42 pm
Great! Looking forward

Ben

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  • 21 May 2016, 11:46 pm
"Originally posted by Roshun"
You are welcome to hop on board. We'll have space for you. Pick your choice of offroader
Great! Looking forward Can I have your or the number of the coordinator?

Roshun

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  • 22 May 2016, 4:13 am
Ben We are meeting opposite Double Tree Hilton, Gurgaon at 5.30am. Call me on 9810209783

Roshun

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  • 23 May 2016, 6:49 pm ( 42 Photos )
ZigDrive 5 was an off-road drive with a twist. We again tied up with Terrain Tigers, like we did in ZigDrive 2, to get the off-road enthusiast community together. The aim was to not just drive off-road, but also throw in some fun and games that would test the skills of the off-roaders. We had about 40 vehicles in all, with over 60 people attending! That was quite a crowd and just to make it more manageable, we split into three groups for a while to explore the terrain and then reassemble.
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The group consisted of a whole mix of 4WD vehicles such as Mahindra Thar, Maruti Gypsy, Mahindra Scorpio, Mitsubishi Pajero SFX, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota LandCruiser, LandRover Freelander, Tata Xenon, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Ford Endeavour (old), Renault Duster AWD, Toyota Fortuner and a Polaris ATV. The folks from Isuzu also came with two Isuzu MU7 (4x2) SUVs to just try them out. The aim was to meet our group, as they are planning to launch the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross very soon.
We had two games planned - Stumped and Van Damme's Ball. The first was a game where teams of three off-roaders got together for a relay event. Three stumps were placed at different points on a pre-defined off-road course and the off-roaders had to go one at a time, pick up the stumps without getting out of the vehicle, tackle the obstacles on the course and get back to the start/finish line. Then they handed the stumps over to their team mate in the next vehicle and they had to go put the stumps back in the pre-defined spots and return, while tackling the obstacle course. The third member had to then go and pick the stumps up again. Each of the runs were timed, giving each team a total score. (I shall post the list of participants and their scores in a bit, in the next post). We then had some packed breakfasts, exchanged stickers and pleasantries and signed off. Van Damme's Ball had to be cancelled due to the sheer group size and paucity of time (as it was getting too hot).
Let the photos do the talking:
Assembling at 5.30am, we reached the off-roading spot a 6.10 am.
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The Royal Enfield Himalayan also came along for the ride to try out some off-road stuff. The two Isuzu MU7s were there to check out the terrain and recce the place for a D-Max V-Cross event to take place soon.
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Spot the odd one out. The Renault Duster AWD is the only one in this mix without low-range 4WD. But still the AWD is pretty capable, if you give it some momentum.
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The old 4WD Ford Endeavour is quite a beast. The Maruti Gypsy is a rabbit. The Thar means business. And a Pajero peeps into the pic.
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Terrain Tigers' Neeloy Sarkar and I doing a recce run for the stumped game in his Toyota LandCruiser. Note the off-road bumper, snorkel and light bars. And that's a functional CB radio antenna.
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This was the rough pattern of the course we set up.
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The Renault Duster AWD driven by Yogesh Bansal was the first to go out for the "Stumped" game. That's MotuSid in the photo, guarding the first stump that the driver has to pick. The Duster needed some momentum to power up that incline, owing to the lack of low-range which would have given it more torque and less speed. Still, pretty capable.
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The Duster approaches the second stump, manned by Rhythem Raswant.
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A moment later he signals for help. The Duster has beached itself. Right rear wheel in the air.
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Some tugging and pushing later, the Duster is freed.
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He goes to pick the third stump, before the steep 60 degree drop.
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The Duster's team-mate in a yellow Gypsy returning the stumps on his run. The Gypsy made it look all too easy, flying through the course.
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The Thars were really dramatic, lifting a wheel at stump No. 2, like a dog trying to take a pee on it :-)
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A Mitsubishi Pajero SFX blazes through the trail.
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This Gypsy asked for the stump. Driver's were supposed to reach out and pick it up. It's an MG410W - one of the earlier lot.
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The steep drop after taking the third stump.
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This Thar gets a funny angle at Stump 2. Took the turn a bit too sharp.
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This Fortuner makes it look too easy and perfect. "That was a stretch," with the Fortuner behaving like a see-saw.
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Picking up stump No. 3 the right way. All too perfect.
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The Pajero drops the stumps back, before taking the 60 degree drop!
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And then races to the finish. That's me in the yellow tee.
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A Suzuki Grand Vitara powers up the first incline towards stump No. 1 (No, not MotuSid - the stump is to his right!)
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The GV cocks a leg before the second drop after collecting Stump 2, as Suman and Rhythem look on.
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A yellow Mitsubishi Pajero Sport makes the run. It did really well on the course. Made it look too easy.
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Tushar and Anchal race through the course in their Mitsubishi Pajero SFX. He set a pretty good time for an SUV of 1 minute 27 seconds or so. The fastest for the day was a 1.02 set by Heman of Terrain Tigers in a Gypsy.
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The Pajero racing up the first slope. Didn't put a wheel wrong on the course.
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An axle twister for this Thar.
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The Pajeros were pretty solid on the trail.
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Breezing through the inclines.
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A nicely done up Thar.
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Raises a wheel while going down the 45 degree drop near Stump 2.
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Makes a perfect pick up of Stump 3, before dropping down.
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The Pajero gang looks on: "Stumped".
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Eric Benny make a run for it in his shortened Gypsy. He blew a tyre on his second run.
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Heman set the fastest time of 1.02 in his Gypsy.
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Yogi powers through with his Land Rover Freelander. He lost a bit of cladding at Stump 2 though.
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The Isuzu guys also wanted to have some fun with their Isuzu MU7. They were there to recce the place for a D-Max V-Cross demo. The MU7 being a 4x2, spun a lot, and lost a small plastic piece behind the step.
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A small spin in Fox while we line up for a photo op.
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Red Fox and Black Fox. The black 4WD was the food truck for the event.
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Some of the ZigWheels team - n00b, MotuSid, me, Konark, Vaibhav...
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And a groufie with my old friend, Suman Ghosh. Three generations of Scorpios together in one frame - an LX 4WD (2013), a CRDe DX 4WD (2006) and an S10 4WD (2015).
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That's all folks! A good day, a warm day. Share more photographs if you have them. I'll post the timings of all the participants soon.

JOY MRC

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  • 24 May 2016, 12:03 pm
"A Suzuki Grand Vitara powers up the first incline towards stump No. 1 (No, not MotuSid - the stump is to his right!)"- ROFL

MotuSid

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  • 24 May 2016, 1:28 pm ( 8 Photos , 1 Video)
I had a fun (albeit dust-filled) day at ZigDrive 5, I would have loved to bring the Safari Storme 4x4 long termer we have in office but couldn't bring it because reasons (%$#&*@)
If there was a reason that I may not have been interacting much, it was because I was very tired after driving Roshun's Red Fox with a trailer attached carrying two superbikes from Delhi to BIC to Gurgaon, reaching back very late, not having slept much and having a little too much beer. Apologize for not being too friendly.
Anyway, here are some of the photos from the drive
You get the idea! This was an event meant for off-roaders, though the message didn't reach everyone
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Praveen brought the Himalayan - it did garner a lot of attention I think
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Ha!
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It was a big gathering, the brotherhood of off-roaders was out for everyone to see. People were curious!
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The calm before the storm
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The Renault Duster is one of my favourite vehicles of all time, especially the AWD variant. This one did not disappoint - though the owner seemed to be a bit concerned about its capabilities
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I was going to take more photos - but I was a bit concerned after seeing this Pajero barreling towards me at the first checkpoint in 'stumped'. My itch to take photos/videos had to tamed today.
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Roshun had a lot of fun, after the event was over he was offering rides to the 'crew' and anybody else who was interested. Red Fox took it all in its stride in spite of suffering from a slight over-heating problem.
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Those are all the photos that I have. Here's a video I took of konarktyagi trying his hand at riding the Himalayan at the venue - the sandy surface and the bike's lack of power were not helping at all

That's all - please post your photos and write how your experience at the event was. Would love to see/read more. Cheers!

Roshun

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  • 25 May 2016, 11:18 am ( 1 Photo )
Here are the timings folks! These are the timings posted by participants in the "Stumped" event. Teams of three off-roaders had to do a relay and collect or deposit cricket stumps placed on the off-road course. (See two posts up for details and photos).
The timings (I kept time, Neeloy jotted them down):
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Here's what the group timings were (minutes / seconds):
GROUP 1
Sanjay: 7.17 (Duster AWD got beached at Stump 2 and had to be pushed free)
Nikhil: 2.17
Sandy: 1.51
GROUP 2
Adeel: 1.58
Nabeel: 2.32
Mudit: 3.43
GROUP 3:
Tushar: 1.36
Ameer: 1.33
Yatindra: 1.31
GROUP 4:
Udit: 1.59
Abhishek: 1.33
Jatin: 1:26
GROUP 5:
Sumit Katyal: 1.14
Harry: 1.26
Pawan: 1.14
GROUP 6:
Gaurav: 2.23
Bhupinder: 1.49
Anurag: 1.22
GROUP 7:
Shiva: 2.28
Vaibhav: 2.58
Vikas: 1.59
GROUP 8:
Bobby: 1.08 (Ford Endeavour!)
Dhruv: 1.04
Himanshu: 1.15
GROUP 9:
Heman: 1.02 (Fastest of the day in his Gypsy!)
Eric Benny: 1.06
Amit S: 1.10

MotuSid

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  • 25 May 2016, 2:23 pm
Have to give it to the fellow who was driving the Endeavour. I saw it coming like an Elephant on musth and decided to get the F88k away from the first check point. Too much fun he had muscling that thing around - great work.

Roshun

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  • 25 May 2016, 6:05 pm ( 11 Photos )
Some more photographs of the action at ZigDrive 5, courtesy Glax Graces of Terrain Tigers. Take a look at these nice action shots from the event.
Go Up, Go Down. Reaching for the sky, ploughing the depths of the Earth.
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The light weight of the Maruti Gypsy makes up for its lack of torque. It handles such terrain with ease.
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Bobbie's Endeavour is the elephant that @Motu Sid was talking about in the previous post.
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An elephant for which no obstacle was a problem.
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The Pajeros had a fun run.
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But the Maruti Gypsy's were quicker.
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The bright yellow Gypsy of Nikhil Devasar.
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Terrain Tiger Heman set the fastest time of the day for the Stumped event.
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Harry seeks the rough stuff.
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An easy climb for the Thar.
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Sumit watches on from a vantage point atop his steed.
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Thanks for sharing the images Glax! Great captures.

Vaibhav Sharma

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  • 26 May 2016, 2:55 pm
Hi every one... This was my 1st OTR experience i have been recently bitten by the offroading bug now i am in love with SUVs ((4*4) specially THAR & PAJERO dreaming/determined to own one of these two soon.

Vaibhav Sharma

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  • 26 May 2016, 2:59 pm
"Originally posted by MotuSid"
Have to give it to the fellow who was driving the Endeavour. I saw it coming like an Elephant on musth and decided to get the F88k away from the first check point. Too much fun he had muscling that thing around - great work.
Hats off to Endeavour guy as i saw him trying a steep incline which was scare considering the length & weight of the vehicle but surprisingly he managed to clear it easily.

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