Goa: The 149th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape, one of India’s most popular off-roading adventures, concluded successfully in South Goa with over 50 vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvring the challenging route.
The event received an overwhelming response from the off-roading community with Mahindra vehicle owners from all parts of Goa and neighbouring areas participating in the rally.
The rally was flagged off at 9:00 AM from Club Mahindra Varka, Salcete, South Goa. Participants entered the event in Boleros, Scorpios and Thar 4X4s- proving yet again the ruggedness of vehicles from the Mahindra stable. These iconic Mahindra SUVs negotiated the arduous terrain and en route, the convoy of vehicles passed through the slushy rain-soaked terrain and streams. The rain-soaked terrain ensured that there were ample challenges for all off-roading enthusiasts.
Dattaraj Lawande and Krishna Bhobe were declared winners in the Stock Category. Earl Braganza was declared the winner in the Modified Category, while Tejas Prakash Shindilkar emerged as the First Runner-up. In the Ladies Category, Maithili Bhobe was declared the winner.
Perfect Opportunity to Enjoy Monsoon
Wrapped in a blanket of green, with gurgling streams and rolling hills, Goa offered a picturesque setting for a day of fun-filled off-roading. As a hub for off-roaders, Goa gave auto enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to enjoy the monsoon and tackle the challenging routes the state has to offer.
The Mahindra Great Escape was first conceptualized in 1996 as a non-competitive, off-road rally meant to encourage Mahindra customers to test the strength and performance of their vehicles on terrain other than tarmac. Over the years, the Great Escape has developed the reputation of being one of India’s most thrilling off-road events with each edition seeing enthusiastic participation from die-hard Mahindra fans and customers alike.
The first season of the Off-Roading Trophy, Mahindra’s all-India off-road championship was held in Goa in 2012. The best off-roaders from around the country fight for top honours and to win a new Mahindra Thar CRDe 4×4.