Friday, October 9, 2015

4th CanKids Car Rally Day Two Reportage





Day Two Reportage



The thrill of back road driving, mixed with continuous calculations, kept the participants on their toes on Day 2. The TSD kicked off at Country Inn and Suites and via some superb country roads, wound its way to Kumbhalgarh. Much action was seen at the TC points along the way where competitors were timed. Some were penalized for minor infractions too. Many braved on despite getting lost along the way. However, in a rally, that is counted as “All in a day’s work.” The Spirit of Competition was high and all participants vied for the ever elusive perfect timing.
Some amazing countryside vistas opened as all drove through the lush green Aravali Hills. Water bodies, lakes, dams and quaint villages added to the thrill of competing and Western Motorsport’s in-house team of professional photographers managed to capture some amazing moments. Naturally, the rally generated a lot of interest among the villagers and the participants managed to stop at several places and spread their message of awareness about Cancer.
Followed by a relaxed break and lunch at Kumbhalgarh, everyone headed towards Udaipur — the final destination for the day.
Come evening, all the cars had lined up in the parking space of GBH American Hospital, Udaipur. Another round of presentations and felicitations followed and eminent representatives from the Hospital and the Rotary Club participated in the gathering.
The day ended at a beautiful lake-view location—The Hilltop Palace—where all participated in several games hosted in the lush garden of the hotel. Dinner followed and yet no one was ready to call it a day. Everyone soaked in the cool invigorating breeze and the view of the absolutely mesmerizing Lake Fateh Sagar.
The conclusion of an action-packed day generated much excitement among the participants towards the final day of the competitive stage of the rally.