After all the brainstorming and debates, Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd has finalized the schedule and venue of the 1st edition of the India 4×4 Week. The first ever India 4×4 Week, which the organizers like to call as the IXW, will be held in Goa during 22nd to 24th July! We are pretty excited about this event as it is a first-of-its-kind event which is focusing exclusively on vehicles with 4WD capability, their owners and everyone with an interest in the same.
While announcing the schedule of the 1st Edition of India 4×4 Week, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport said that the Indian 4X4 community has seen an exponential growth over the last few years. The fact that all auto majors have been aggressively launching and marketing vehicles with 4WD capabilities is a testimony of this. With the launch of RFC India three years ago, they have successfully brought to the country an international level off-road motorsport event which brings hundreds of off-roaders to Goa annually to compete in and witness the event. However, till date there is no established national platform for manufacturers of vehicles with 4WD capability, their owners and everyone with an interest in such vehicles to interact. Hence, with IXW, they plan to bridge this gap and establish a credible annual convention for 4X4 and off-roading enthusiasts and industry.
The India 4×4 Week is being organized in association with some of India’s most prominent 4X4 clubs and institutions including BODA Offroaders Bengaluru, Charminar Off Road Adventure Club Hyderabad, DOT Goa, Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, Northern India Offroad Club and Pune Pathfinders. The dates that have been set for the event are coinciding with the initial days of the Force Gurkha RFC India 2016. The RFC is in itself India’s biggest and toughest off-road motorsport event and also organized by Cougar Motorsport. It would be very difficult for the off road maniacs to choose between the two.
What to expect in the IXW? Well, it is definitely going to be an action packed event. There will be so many things to amuse the visitors and participants that they will go berserk. It will have displays with participation expected from leading 4X4 vehicle manufacturers, off-road equipment manufacturers and distributors. Apart from manufacturers’ test tracks, a number of off-road tracks and trails will be created for visitors to drive their own 4WD vehicles on. Apart from the off road experience, the best part of the event will be the the knowledge, training & certification sessions on off-road driving, vehicle preparation, restoration and many other intriguing aspects of 4WD vehicles. And that’s not it. After a busy and tiring day, there will be evening entertainment which includes live performances by A26 from Goa, Motherjane from Kochi and Vinayak Gupta with Kamakshi Khanna from Delhi.
So, interested people, off road lunatics and enthusiasts and adventurers, don’t miss this event. Although, most of the interactions in the event will be open to visitors but knowledge sessions, evening entertainment and inclusion in the 4X4 directory to be released will be against registration and payment of a fee. Also, the registered members will receive event merchandise. The registrations for the event will be live (online) very soon and in order to get more information regarding anything related to the IXW you can visit their website.