There is a long story behind this one, but to cut it short, Ghulam Hussan Sharr is a veteran rally driver on the Pakistan rally scene. He along with Ronnie Patel participated in the first rallies in the mid nineties organized by Morven Gold with Agha Sb. spearheading the sponsorship efforts. During those days, he raced a 3 speed 1978 Toyota FJ40 powered by a 2F which he had purchased brand new himself. Today he mainly races in the very competitive Jimny Category D where he is always a lurking candidate for the podium and owns a Jeep Wrangler TJ which he raced to a 4th positin category A position in Cholistan 2010 behind Nadir, Ronnie and Ahsan's VTC Nissan. Hailing from Sadiqabad, Ghulam Hussain is also a crowd favourite at Cholistan where he is somewhat of a local hero despite having a reputation for being the proverbial grumpy old veteran ustad.
Ghulam Hussain was one of the first people to approach us in Jhal 2011 on our FJ40 Concordia and offer some invaluable suggestions on the suspension setup and driving technique. This year at Cholistan, I approached him and requested him to give us some time after qualification to test drive our car and offer some tips and advice on how to go about this year's track. It was quite late when I got to his camp and we set out on the track going into it for some 10 kms before we headed back. I drove the initial 5 kms to give him a feel and then Sharr Sb. took the wheel. We had the windshield down and the rear diff locked and the car was in full race prep. After getting into the driving seat Sharr Sb. took off his helmet saying, "mein helmet ke baghair chalaoon ga!"
I'll leave the rest for later and let the driving do the talking. The GoPro is fully boxed and mounted on the roll cage and seems to be picking up more rall cage and body rattle than other sounds.