any sponsors out there?
I say we go in the same time as the jeep rally...for one, we will have Nadir along that way. 2 it can be amazing fun entering the bugs in a category of their own even if not official and only for fun. after the 4X4s are done with the track maybe?
speaking of which...why not build a Baja bug and enter her in the rally and smoke all the 4X4s..maybe in the in the years to come sometime? provided they will let a rear wheel drive CAR enter in any category at all...
@ mujeeb sounds like a plan. And v can enter the baja in the modified class.
perfect!! theres a particular white 1600 bug which was once loved and driven by its owner but now hardly ever gets out...maybe we can lift her up and cut up the fenders for the Baja? she has a strong engine...or so i hear..
We are not even decided yet whether we are going in for a rally or not. The moment we are decided and the number of participants is declared, I will arrange Pepsi Cola sponsorship for our event. We've recently launched STING energy drink only last year which needs lots of market uplift. I am sure Pepsi would spend fat bucks to send out the message.
I am sure other companies like in industries of Lubricants/Tyres/Batteries etc. can be contacted as well for sponsorship with all this time till the rally to arrange even more sponsorship.
Once (and if) we do it, we'll do it the right way by appointing a rally director and all. Time is at our side, we have almost three months before we actually hit the road so lots of .
Joining in and representing VWCOP in 4x4 jeep desert rally with a Baja/Dune Buggy is a great idea but I dont think a 1600cc would do on the sand for racing. Talk 2100+cc and I am on your side.
i think the time is rather short for building a Baja bug for this year...maybe next year we can enter her...get a feeler for what she will face this year in our road cars... and sure! the bigger the engine the better !!
Ok ppl here is the latest on the VW desert rally;
Just got off the phone with Nasir Bhai, Billo will be joining us on the desert rally in March! Secondly, Nasir bhai is of the view that we join hands with 4x4 jeep desert rally as it would be convenient for us with their logistical support and all.
Upon his go ahead, I talked to Mr. Faiz Abbasi (Leading Organizer of 4x4 jeep desert rally in BWP) on phone and he has assured complete support of his team to our rally. We're meeting in a few days' time to discuss the co-venture.
Please share your inputs on what kind of support we should be looking at, when we seek 4x4 jeep enthusiasts' help. Any other inputs are welcome.
well they naturally have sponsors and to us too, sponsors to share the cost would be a great help...maybe they can include us when they go talk sponsorship?
specially if its oil/ tire sponsors...
logistics and recovery is another factor they can help us with...
thats all that comes to my mind now...will update if something else comes to mind...
Great input, already had that in mind.
I know someone in the tyre/lubricats as well as battery industries I will tap onto those contacts in the coming days but only after we've talked to the 4x4 jeep desert rally organizers on the subject of sponsorship.
Please do share whatever other points that pop up in your mind later.
So whts your verdict? Are you in with rest of all for some dune bashing?
The number of VWs is increasing everyday...we now have 06 VWs confirming to join the VW Cholistan Desert Rally in March: