@ALL IJC members and Friends
, It was a super duper weekend and a super duper event. All of us had an amazing day full of fun with lots of driving + dust + heat + breathtaking 4x4 action. Looking at the pictures, I must say that these pictures don't convey even 5% of the hipe of the event. There are 1000's shades of 4x4 action but one can only see few in just one frame. In terms of organizing, I believe the IJC group has an awesome team. Aamir Bhai (Captain IJC) who is an absolute ace in terms of mobilizing people. There is Hassan Bhai aka male_dude, Rizwan bhai aka cotec, ehsan bhai, salman, jahangir, the champions on the ground who are masters in getting things done.All these gentlemen shouldered mutually agreed to responsibilities admirably and ensured everything worked smoothly.
As we drove to the event, throughout the journey Aamir bhai, Hassan bhai, Ehsan bhai, Salman, Jahangir were in constant contact with the other organizers making sure the plans were executed timely like refreshments, flags and banners being posted along the way so no one gets lost, tables and chairs for the participants with an over head canopy, plenty of drinking water, on site mechanic, on site doctor :), on site rescue teams and a lot more.Its the small details that made it so impressive. They were very clear from the start that making the event broad based is the key to participation and popularizing the sport, and what a success they have engineered. Ensuring everyone was comfortable and the event conducted safely seemed to have been a paramount concern. There are many many more who helped in making the event a grand success. Its not possible to mention all the names but events of this scale do require a large army of volunteers.
Its a totally different ball game and I cannot but respect what has been achieved by these highly accomplished offroader's. I just mentioned this because whole exercise of comparing old with new, one brand with another is a totally futile exercise, at least in my humble opinion. I like them all, old and new, from Jeeps to LR's, Unimog, LC's, Willys.... The world of offroader's is only richer thanks to all of these machines. Hope you guys got to enjoy them as much as I do.
My heartiest congratulations to the IJC team.
P.S : I'm one of the team member