4guna4 – A photologue – Part I
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
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.
The organisers explaining the rules and regulations, details on how the event will be carried out, penalty system, safety points, etc
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
Others were all set to go
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.