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ZigDrive 2: Discover your 4x4 on March 18-19, 2016

ZigDrive 2: Discover your 4x4 on March 18-19, 2016

ZigDrive 2: Discover..

  • 15 Mar 2016, 12544 Views

Roshun

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Member: 13 Oct, 2015

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  • 15 Mar 2016, 12:02 pm ( 2 Photos )
UPDATE: Photos from the Off-road session with Terrain Tigers
UPDATE: Link to the Discover your 4x4 presentation slides
UPDATE: Photos from the Classroom Session
UPDATE: More photos form the OTR session
A sneak peek of the line up (click the links above to go directly to the posts with more photos):
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The original event invite:
Calling all folks in the NCR region who are passionate about off-roading. Here's a chance to get to know the mechanicals of your 4x4 vehicle, be it a Mahindra Thar, Maruti Gypsy, Skoda Yeti, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari, Toyota Fortuner or just about any four-wheel drive. See details below:
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Here's a two part program that has been chalked out just for you. A big shout out to Hitesh Madhok of Made 4x4 Concepts and Neeloy Sarkar of Terrain Tigers for helping put this together.
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Made 4x4 Concepts WorkShop, Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj (See Map)
Program: 4x4 Classroom
> Understanding how a 4x4 works
> Types of 4x4s
> Looking at the parts of a 4x4 vehicle
> Basic theory on how to use a 4x4 vehicle off-road
This will be followed by coffee, snacks and conversation at Cafe Connect, Vasant Kunj.
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time: 7.30am - 10.30 am
Venue: Golf Course Extension Road (is the meeting point)
Program: Join Terrain Tigers on an Off-Road Drive in Gurgaon. Those with 4x4 vehicles can bring them as well. Tackle obstacles, try out various techniques for off-roading, and if you get stuck, some recovery techniques too :-)
Bring a tow rope, plenty of drinking water and an open mind to fill with loads of fun! Don't have a 4x4? No sweat, hop on with any of the others. We're sure at the end of it, you will definitely want one!
Please RSVP in the thread below.

manchandap

First Gear

Member: 15 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 4

  • 15 Mar 2016, 12:46 pm
I am interested in joining this event. Please provide the contact details of the organizers with whom I can get in touch. thanks.

Speedzilla

First Gear

Member: 10 Dec, 2015

Total Posts: 30

  • 15 Mar 2016, 1:27 pm
Im in with my Skoda Yeti. Any chance I can be there only on Saturday since I'm likely to be at work on Friday?

MotuSid

Hot Hatcher

Member: 02 Nov, 2015

Total Posts: 319

  • 15 Mar 2016, 1:40 pm
Oh man! I so want to come (though I do not have a 4x4 vehicle), going to Pune for 10 days. Next time maybe. *sniff

NikilSJ

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Member: 02 Nov, 2015

Total Posts: 2354

  • 15 Mar 2016, 2:01 pm
Yay! can't wait to get my boots muddy and get some good shots of these 4x4s in their element. I'm in.

Nikhil Kalra

Zig Admin

Member: 05 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 132

  • 15 Mar 2016, 2:37 pm
+1, Count me in.. Ride: 4x2 Mahindra XUV500. I Hope this is not the Show stopper :P

Rhythem Raswant

BassHead

Member: 04 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 139

  • 15 Mar 2016, 2:40 pm
I am in. Nikhil Kalra I hope I can ride with you?

Nikhil Kalra

Zig Admin

Member: 05 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 132

  • 15 Mar 2016, 2:51 pm
Rhythem Raswant Sure thing.. T&C: Bring in supplies, for the journey :P

Roshun

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Member: 13 Oct, 2015

Total Posts: 2035

  • 15 Mar 2016, 2:52 pm
"Originally posted by manchandap"
I am interested in joining this event. Please provide the contact details of the organizers with whom I can get in touch. thanks.
Stay glued to this thread for updates and contact information. Will also be getting confirmations from Terrain Tigers OffRoaders as well.

AshishGarg996

First Gear

Member: 15 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 1

  • 15 Mar 2016, 4:25 pm
I am interested, will be coming. Please provide the contact and even details whom to get in touch with. Thanks! Range Rover V8 inbound

Roshun

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Member: 13 Oct, 2015

Total Posts: 2035

  • 15 Mar 2016, 4:54 pm
"Originally posted by AshishGarg996"
I am interested, will be coming. Please provide the contact and even details whom to get in touch with. Thanks! Range Rover V8 inbound
Great! You can post here or on the event page on Facebook, or send me a private message. I'll share contact details on this thread shortly.

Sandy

First Gear

Member: 27 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 5

  • 16 Mar 2016, 12:18 pm
I am interested , will join with my Thar

rhea

First Gear

Member: 16 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 3

  • 16 Mar 2016, 3:07 pm
Guys just joined the Forum...Im interested in the event...will be joining in with a friend

Nicky Sharma

First Gear

Member: 16 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 3

  • 16 Mar 2016, 3:09 pm
Oh cool! this will be fun for sure... I'm in \m/

Sukhpreet Singh

First Gear

Member: 22 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 4

  • 16 Mar 2016, 5:38 pm
I'm in... Most likely with one of my friends... I would, however, want someone to speak with Terrain Tigers as I don't have an SUV and would want to drive for this event....

Rachit Wadhwa

First Gear

Member: 16 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 1

  • 16 Mar 2016, 9:08 pm
I'm in with my friend my name Rachit Wadhwa and my friend Abheet Mathur will be there on both the days. We are bringing our own jeep that's 4x4. See you there.

Varun Seth

First Gear

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Total Posts: 1

  • 17 Mar 2016, 3:32 pm
I m in for both.
Otr n the meet at Vasant Kunj.

Roshun

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  • 17 Mar 2016, 4:56 pm
Lovely to see the confirmations pouring in here as well as on the Terrain Tigers and ZigWheels Facebook pages. We're going to have a good time! Tomorrow, evening at 6pm we start with a Classroom session at Made 4x4 Concepts workshop in Vasant Kunj (Map in first post). There's not much parking, so you'll have to park on the road leading into Kishengarh, near A-block car market. Hitesh, who runs Made 4x4 Concepts, and I will conduct the session - it's very informal and we're looking forward to loads of questions and interactions - on just about any 4x4. You can see some of the parts as well of a 4x4 at the workshop. We'll then take our discussions to Cafe Connect, just a few metres away from Made 4x4 Concepts.
Then, on Saturday, we assemble at Terrain Tiger's den - at the end of Golf Course Road, opposite Hilton Double Tree Hotel (SEE MAP) at 7.30 am. The Tigers will take us along for an OTR where you can experience the practical side of 4x4ing. It's a moderate track - any 4x4 can do it, so bring your SUVs, all-wheel drive crossovers, whatever. Let's have some fun, folks!

manchandap

First Gear

Member: 15 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 4

  • 18 Mar 2016, 11:40 am
Roshun I am interested in joining tomorrow's event. Can I have contact numbers of relevant people for coordination purpose. Thanks.

Roshun

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Total Posts: 2035

  • 18 Mar 2016, 12:16 pm
"Originally posted by manchandap"
Roshun I am interested in joining tomorrow's event. Can I have contact numbers of relevant people for coordination purpose. Thanks.
Sure, we meet at 7.30 am at the end of Golf Course road. Today, we are doing a 4x4 workshop at 6pm at Vasant Kunj, do come if you can. It will be fun. Take my number: 9810209783 in case you need to call.

Gajanan Chitale

First Gear

Member: 27 Feb, 2016

Total Posts: 1

  • 18 Mar 2016, 2:07 pm
Any plan for such event in Maharashtra ?

Ameer Ol

First Gear

Member: 19 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 1

  • 19 Mar 2016, 1:43 pm
i didnt got the sticker today :-(

Sandy

First Gear

Member: 27 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 5

  • 19 Mar 2016, 2:22 pm
Funfilled saturday Morning , Enjoyed throughly , Thanks Team TT and Roshun Povaiah for organising the event . looking forward to more fun in future .

Roshun

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Member: 13 Oct, 2015

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  • 19 Mar 2016, 8:22 pm
"Originally posted by Ameer Ol"
i didnt got the sticker today :-(
Ameer, I'll ping you as soon as the next set is printed. Will get them to you next weekend. Sorry about that. They got lapped up!

Nikhil Kalra

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Member: 05 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 132

  • 21 Mar 2016, 12:18 pm ( 6 Photos )
Here are some jpeg's from the event.
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Rhythem Raswant

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Member: 04 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 139

  • 21 Mar 2016, 12:23 pm ( 6 Photos , 1 Video)
The 70 degree descent of the Gypsy.

Glimpses from ZigDrive.
The first thing I saw when we entered Made 4x4 Concepts.
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Graffiti on the walls.
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People were welcomed with customized cupcakes : ZigWheels and Made 4x4.
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Classroom Session taken by Roshun.
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Meet and Greet at the meeting point.
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The Entire Convoy being put up on display.
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More Pics and Videos coming soon.

Roshun

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  • 21 Mar 2016, 12:26 pm ( 19 Photos )
What a weekend it was! Starting off, with the classroom session on Friday evening at Made 4x4 Concepts Workshop in Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj. Hitesh Madhok has a really nice set up with a basement full of off-road equipment and seating area, and a workshop on the ground floor. The evening started off with a whole bunch of 4x4 enthusiasts meeting up - around 25 odd folks. We had a presentation on the basics of 4x4s. That presentation is in the slides below. Those who missed it, take a look you may find it useful. It was great to have Sumeer Tandon, the man who built the RFC Challenge Force Gurkhas come in as our special guest to share his experiences too. Please feel free to ping us for any questions you have on the PPT below.
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NikilSJ

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  • 21 Mar 2016, 1:38 pm ( 49 Photos )
After Friday’s classroom session on off-roading at Hitesh's Made 4x4 Concepts workshop in Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj on Friday, all of us couldn’t wait for the next days OTR session with Terrain Tigers in Gurgaon.
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The day started off early with Roshun and me driving towards the meeting point. The meeting point choc-a-bloc with off road machines of all kinds and what a sight it was. Soon after the whole group arrived, the ones who didn’t have off-roaders hopped into the many Mahindra Thars and Maruti Suzuki Gypsys that chaps from Terrain Tigers had brought. I hopped into abhimanyu’s almost-new Mahindra Thar.
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We soon, headed to the trails we were supposed to devour that day. As we reached the trail, the group broke off into two - one for beginners and one for the veterans. After switching to 4L, we soon found a sandy patch and a couple of steep inclines to let the machines flex their muscles a bit. Neeloy from Terrain Tigers immediately took the role of a spotter and started guiding the Thars, Scorpios, Fortuners and a Pajero through ruts and inclines. We kicked up quite a lot of dust and most of the cars fared well on the obstacles that were lined up.
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Neeloy Sarkar with his Gypsy
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Then Neeloy came up and asked abhimanyu to take his Thar up a very steep incline. abhimanyu lined up the Thar and gunned it, but right at the top the Thar lost grip and couldn’t climb no more. We were told to roll back and attempt the incline again. Now, rolling down a slope the opposite direction is no easy task. I was scared to death as I couldn’t see one bit of where we were going and the fear of toppling over was overwhelming. After a long discussion on the right way to tackle the incline, we were off again and this time Abhimanyu gave it everything he had and soon we were over the incline. At this point I realised that nothing beats the sense of accomplishment and the adrenaline rush you get when you go over an obstacle without toppling over or hitting anything. What a rush!
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Right next to the incline that Abhimanyu had negotiated was another one where the Pajero, a Fortuner and Roshun’s Red Beast Scorpio were trying to negotiate. After many attempts, the the Pajero got beached and Roshun had to take out his tow strap and rescue the beached SUV. Later, he took a couple of shots at the said incline but somehow none of the SUVs would go over them. So we backed off and went in search of more trails and obstacles to tackle.
Lining up to tackle a steep incline. There were steep inclines of all kinds to test the capability of the machines that took part.
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The Pajero's rear differential got beached and had to be pulled out by...
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...Roshun's Red Beast. That's Sukhpreet bolting the tow strap to Roshun's Scorpio.
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Two veteran off-roaders (Neeloy and Roshun) at the helm, the rescue was a fairly easy one.
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A crowd looks on...
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as a Thar takes the plunge...
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...and makes it back in one piece.
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Neeloy and his Gypsy defy gravity!
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The Thars cool their heels...
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...while a crowd gathers.
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Sukhpreet's long-term Tata Zest made it this far...
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...which sent the goats into a tizzy!
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Pajero gets beached again. Stud that he is, Sukhpreet goes to help.
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Gypsy goes airborne!
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Flexing muscles OTR-style!
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Lining up for the group shot.
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Rhythem Raswant

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Member: 04 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 139

  • 21 Mar 2016, 2:27 pm
NikilSJ Thanx for the picture man.

Nikhil Kalra

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Total Posts: 132

  • 21 Mar 2016, 4:17 pm ( 2 Videos )
Adrenaline rush GUARANTEED :O

Rhythem Raswant

BassHead

Member: 04 Jan, 2016

Total Posts: 139

  • 21 Mar 2016, 5:03 pm ( 1 Video)
A clip of Roshun, the super-mod, with his Red Fox

shubhang

First Gear

Member: 20 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 4

  • 22 Mar 2016, 3:51 pm
Just about managed to get this on camera.

manchandap

First Gear

Member: 15 Mar, 2016

Total Posts: 4

  • 23 Mar 2016, 9:16 am
Looks like I missed the fun and adventure. It seems to be a well organized event and nice to see people helping each other. Keep it up Organizers.

Roshun

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Member: 13 Oct, 2015

Total Posts: 2035

  • 20 May 2016, 3:23 pm
Guys, another OTR is here. ZigDrive 5 - a drive to show off your 4x4 skills is taking place this Sunday, May 22, at 5.30 am. Here's the link: http://www.zigwheels.com/forum/posts...on-may-22-2016
Don't miss the fun!

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