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    Thumbs up IJC Rally Team makes history, Thar Mithi Desert Rally 2012

    Alhamdolillah, IJC Rally Team is back after a very succesful participation in Thar Mithi Desert Challenge.

    We are extremely proud to announce that both the vehicles of IJC rally team finished on the podium with 2nd and 3rd Positions behind none other than Mir Nadir Khan Magsi!

    The participating team consisted of

    Pajero V6-3000 - Vehicle # 411 (Category A) 2nd Position
    Driver - Asad Marwat
    Navigator - Shehzad Hamid


    Nissan Patrol Pickup - Vehicle # 412 (Category A) 3rd Position
    Driver - Nadeem Naeem
    Navigator - Zohaib Jadun (weight balancer!)

    We are all extremely grateful to Almighty for bringing us back safely and for his eternal blessings upon us!

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    By Desert Devil:

    Going, not going, annuals leaves applied, withdrawn, applied withdrawn and finally didn?t apply till only 4 days were left for the event. This time there was lots of confusion with the organisers owing to one issue or the other, which resultantly put us all at a very tough spot. In the last 3 days NN went extremely ill and was on double dose of antibiotics. Alhamdollilah he recovered a bit few hours before the flight and hence decided to go. Till that time, Pinks and myself were nothing but totally lost on how to handle the situation if at all NN and Jadoon can?t make it and we had to proceed alone. We were relieved when we got a call from NN at 3 pm to pack and let?s go.

    We had sent our vehicles to Karachi in the trailer a week in advance as the roll cage had to be installed there. We had our flights booked for Thursday night, 29th Nov 2012. Osman Bhai had arranged for our pick up, boarding and lodging (Thanks Mitsu).

    Left for Mithi in a convoy of 4 vehicles early morning on Friday 30, Nov. The day was a strike called by all parties so practically all the roads were deserted. We made it to Mithi just after lunch. After putting our stuff in the designated lodging area, we had our vehicles inspected for ?tech?. After registration we left for reccee of the track in 3 vehicles and returned after sun fall. Osman bhai joined us late night from Karachi as he had to take care of some issues at his office.

    The qualification round was very interesting and balloting was done for the firing order. NN had to go as the first participant, MitsuMan on 7th and I was on the 20th. By the time my turn came, the track was in shambles with deep ruts and extremely bad bumps. Anyway it went well and after qualifying we went in Hassan?s Vigo for yet another reccee.

    The next day was ?the day?. Nadir Magsi came first in qualifying hence he started his run at 9 am. NN time was at 9:25 mine was at 9:45 and Mitsu was at 10:55. The track was not what we saw a day earlier and the vehicles were all over the track. Bouncing, sliding, drifting? u name any stunt and it was there.

    The first round of odd 95 kms was done fine by both the vehicles, however the 2nd round one was real tough one owing to deep ruts created by racing vehicles. I gained few mins in the first one whereas NN did pretty well in the 2nd one. I can still hear the echos of Shehzad (pinks) laughter when we would go off track hitting ?bana? bushes, and at one time a very big bush and would then curse either the track, the tyres, the animals on the track and sometimes myself . He proved to be a true Pink Panther pushing and pushing and pushing me to the limit in driving with his excellent navigational skills as well as sense of humor (cough cough)

    The result was a blessing from Allah Almighty, something never to be forgotten and has been posted already.

    Many thanks to the entire team for making this one never to be forgotten event.

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    @ nn

    where are the videos????
    "Roads ? Where we are going we don't need Roads.....! "

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    Quote Originally Posted by fobak View Post
    @ nn

    where are the videos????

    Fahad, the two qualifying vdos have already been posted, the most intersting bit of us missing the tree has also been posted. The rally itself otherwise cannot be enjoyed or even comprehended by few short clips. And to be honest editing these huge vdos (i think approx 5GB for each run by one camera, total 25GB including qualifying!!!) takes enormous time and patience, which is rather difficult, with work n other commitments + Jhal is approaching fast (2nd week next month).

    IJC celebrated the podiums on weekend gone with pics and vdo watching on projection screen with live commentery and comments!

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    Great shots NN, lovely stuff
    4x4 for life!

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    Mazak mazak main... you people are in serious business now....</SPAN>

    IJC double podium positions of a national most prestegous event.... you are national heros... no doubt about it....

    </SPAN></SPAN>Congratulations to you and your families.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaq View Post
    Mazak mazak main... you people are in serious business now....</SPAN>

    IJC double podium positions of a national most prestegous event.... you are national heros... no doubt about it....

    </SPAN></SPAN>Congratulations to you and your families.......
    Many thnx Ibad

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayzin View Post
    Great shots NN, lovely stuff
    Thnx Hasan

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    Mitsuman in action on his Gen 2 Pajero with 4M40!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
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    MashAllah, mabrooks Team IJC.... keep it up.
    Marwat Sb, technically you should have the name and the blood group on the body panel/door & not the glass. The glass can shatter in an accident, taking away the very purpose for valuable information.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmadqureshi View Post
    MashAllah, mabrooks Team IJC.... keep it up.
    Marwat Sb, technically you should have the name and the blood group on the body panel/door & not the glass. The glass can shatter in an accident, taking away the very purpose for valuable information.....

    Many thnx!

    Point noted for future.

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    Abbas Akbar's 4.0 Vigo!


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    Thank you Sir, however this was intentional.... There was a story behind it but now that has been resolved so will change it to the body panel.
    Quote Originally Posted by sarmadqureshi View Post
    MashAllah, mabrooks Team IJC.... keep it up.
    Marwat Sb, technically you should have the name and the blood group on the body panel/door & not the glass. The glass can shatter in an accident, taking away the very purpose for valuable information.....

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    Cool Here comes the Safari Supra, (Nissan Safari with 2JZ-GTE)

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    Default The devil in action!

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    Our support vehicle drviver Hasan on his Vigo...................goes on a self test run on the qualifying course after the event!

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    its more like you guys have made a history and challenged the future
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    @nn : please post the full results for a fuller analysis!
    There are many a scores to be settled outside the podium here
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    Excellent pictures from all friends
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    Many many congratulations team IJC, awesome stuff!

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    @ All, many thnx......................it was a truely memorable experience!

    Eternally grateful to Almighty for the infinite blessing upon us all!

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