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    4X4 Recovery Kills Two

    Hi Duncan Hope all is well . This was an unfortunate incident where proper rescue equipment was on stand by (JCB) to recover with hydraulic arm, but a few impatient competitors who were waiting to run took matters into their own hands as they did not want to wait till machine to weave through the crowd. There is no point blaming anyone, but surely it was an eye opener for those who organize these type of 4x4 events. It went to show that how things could go wrong within seconds and the consequences of the same. In Sri Lanka, the motor sports governing body (SLAS) permit need to be applied to have an event where it is open to the public, and with this document you have to apply for police permission, and with this approval you can get public liability insurance. The Governing body has regulations for the meet, so Insurance, Ambulance, Fire Fighting Squad, are mandatory. Further a representative is sent to ensure the conditions are safe especially to ensure the spectator area and track area is clearly demarcated. This system is in place for registered clubs only, and will be penalized or banned if this procedure is not followed. Only 2 such 4x4 clubs are registered in Sri Lanka. Sadly, the rest by pass the system and continue to organize such unsafe meets through political influence, and often get away with it.
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    4x4 Jamboree

    4x4 Jamboree at "MAS 4x4 Park" Thulhiriya. Two day family fun for 4x4. 27th & 28th June. Rainforest Challange Malaysia Founder and Event Director will be present at this event to Start off the FWDC championship. Day 1- Sat 27th June 10: am- 1:00 pm– Prologue – Extreme Class SS1-4 Sat 27th June 1:00pm 2:30pm- Lunch Sat 27th June 2:30 pm -4: 00 pm – Novice & Ladies Event Sat 27th June 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Kiddies Quad Bike Event Sat 27th June 7:30pm -10:30pm – BBQ Nite and Video of the Days Action Day 2 – Sunday 28th June – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Extreme Class SS5-10 Sunday 28th June – 1:30 pm -2:30 pm – Awards Ceremony followed by lunch. Attractive Residential Packages at MAS Fabric Park Chalets.
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    4x4 Action In Kandy

    Taem L/R - Ranga R- Range Rover 2nd, Indika - Defender 90 4th, Sathy Watson 6th Range Rover.
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    4x4 Action In Kandy

    FWDC club trophy - Deepthi Perera 1, Suresh Chathuranga (Ranga) 2, Ravindra Ratnasiri (Allawa Malli) 3. www.####/events 3 rollovers - Osanda, Shenal & Anton Viraj. Fortunately no serious injuries.
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    4x4 Action In Kandy

    Team Entries: Team LR (Indika, Ranga Sathy), Team Jeep (Sam, Deepthi, Ajith) Team 4x4 Negombo (Ranjan, Ravindra Osanda) Team Kandy- (6 entries) Individual: Saranga LN36, Shenal LC 70, Roshan LC 80, Denson, LC70, Viraj Pajero, Nishan BJ43, Pubudu BJ43, Kumar BJ40, Lahiru CJ7, Vidharshan BJ 43. & few undecided.
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    4x4 Action In Kandy

    Hantane Kandy will start off the 4x4 calendar. FWDC club trophy 8th Feb 2009. More details on the 4x4 web. www.#### Cheers
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    Mercedes Benz Unimog

    This was a road development project handled by a Canadian (I think) firm that brought this vehicle down with a trailer and a PTO for the brush in the front.
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    Mercedes Benz Unimog

    I heard about the new ones so that confirms it. The gangaramaya one should be the one that owned by D P Jayasinghe, orignally came for the JR project. The 4 are privately owned. They will be great vehicles to find trails for 4x4 competition but not sure whether they can compete, as the older ones maximum in 6th gear is 50 kmph. I guess you can walk faster when it is low gear. The Portal axles are great. Cheers
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    Mercedes Benz Unimog

    7 x 411 1955 - Only 4 are traced. 1 x 406 - very nice 6 cyl job with trailer.
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    Mercedes Benz Unimog

    Did you know that we have 8 Unimogs is Sri Lanka Cheers
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