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4guna4 – A photologue – Part I

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

This sunday the 24th of October 2010, I attended an event and as the title says it all, the 4guna4, translated in English 4×4 or four wheel drive or a fun filled, all day event.

Its not that I have never attended any  4×4 event previously, I must have attends countless of them but this time it was different. Me and Ashish Bhatia were here today not as mere spectators or as officials but as participants. We couldn’t believe it ourselves but just a couple of days before the event we decided that lets participate and have fun. So it was Ashish as the designated driver and myself as the navigator, mustered the courage and decided to go for it.

Now I am not much of a writer, so I will just write narrations and let the pictures and videos do the talking.

A little more about the event. This event was organised by none other than Northern Motorsports. The name Northern Motorsports shouldn’t be new for anyone who’s even slightly familiar with motorsport’s in India but for the less aware here a brief intro

In 2001 a team of well known automotive enthusiasts, some with over 30 years experience in motorsport, came together to form an Association with the objective of revitalizing motor sport in India.

Today, over 20 events later northern motorsport is the leading motorsport organization in North India, organising highly technical National Championship events and Rallies like the “Rally of the North” and the “Rally Desert Storm”, India’s first international cross country rally.

More info can be had from their website


and their Facebook page

Northern Motorsports on Facebook

We were at the event location the Leisure Valley Grounds, Gurgaon at 7am

Here’s a picture from far end of the grounds


The lineup of the vehicles, participants affixing stickers, meeting, greeting each other etc.

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The organisers explaining the rules and regulations, details on how the event will be carried out, penalty system, safety points, etc



Another picture

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After this all the participants started to line up and get prepared for the start of the event.

I do not remember the exact count but I believe that the number of participants was around 30+ vehicles with all the vehicles competing in two categories. The Extreme and the SUV.

The event was being organised in two parts and half of the vehicles were sent to complete the nature trail while the remaining set of vehicles competed at the Man Made Trail

  • The Man Made Trail
  • Nature Trail

Further the above were also broken into further sub sections and each section was to be completed in a specific amount of time, with the least amount of penalty. If the participant got stuck or was not able to complete any obstacle there was a rescue team on standby.

So  below are some pictures of the participants at the line-up

Some were just having a nice stroll


While some watched the organising team try hard in getting everything inline and maintaining the time schedule


Some checked their vehicles IMG_4352

Others were all set to go


While some just stood there and happily posed for the shutterIMG_4354

Me and Ashish were part of the group that was suppose to compete the Nature Trail first. Around 9AM is were out of the Leisure Valley grounds and waited for all the participants, officials to come along and get set to go.






This is the end of the first set of pictures. I will update the next set of pictures and videos soon.

  1. venkat
    October 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    woa!! a treat again as usual!!!

  2. Ashish Bhatia
    October 26, 2010 at 5:46 AM

    Great capture! Carry on, buddy!! Cheers.

  3. October 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Super Start Harjeev! I am looking forward to the Nature Trail pics. Missed all the action there.

  4. November 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    harjeev bhaji!!
    i love the way you write your blog.everything in so much details.so again salute from the country of rising sun.

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