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The Final Sprint: Driving South India to the Finish Line

"If you can drive an Ambassador in India, you can drive anything anywhere in the world." M. Gandhi

So close yet still quite far to go, the last couple of days of the inaugural India’s Cup posed plenty of challenges for our teams, involving visits to ancient temples, driving to mainland India’s southernmost point and tackling Chennai’s nightmare traffic. But not everyone made it back to Chennai to […]

Kochi: Kerala’s City of Spice and Chinese Nets

Chinese fishing nets in Kochi

Ancient Chinese nets and India’s oldest Jewish community, Kochi is a city that both seduces and fascinates. One of our stops on the inaugural India’s Cup route, we decided to see what this famous Keralan city was all about. Up bright and early, Hindipendent Racing and the Sarriors were impatient […]

Driving to Kochi: Police and Media Attention on the India’s Cup

Rabbit Adventures keep smiling despite the dent in the car. Photo courtesy of Viktória Vitányi from team Rabbit Adventures.

The drive to Kochi might have been uneventful on our side, our teams somehow managed to get in a tangle with the police and attract enough attention to get a story in The Hindu. It appears there is no such thing as an uneventful day on the India’s Cup. Looking […]

Stopping for Tea: India’s Cup Winds its Way Through Ooty and the Nilgiri Hills

Tea plantations in Ooty

The morning after Mysore, our teams decided to head out to Coimbatore taking different routes and at different times. Hindipendent Racing were keen to get on the road early to head up to the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills to explore the land of tea, while the Sarriors wanted […]

A Maharajas’ Palace and Incidents with a Corrupt Security Guard: India’s Cup Does Mysore

Mysore Palace second most popular place to visit in India

Despite the winding roads swerving up into the Western Ghats, our journey to Mysore turned out to be the shortest on the road yet. We even made it in time to explore Mysore’s famous palace, although not without incident since we had an unpleasant interaction with one corrupt security guard. […]

Going Goa Gone: India’s Cup Rests Up in Goa Before Heading South Again

Palolem Beach Goa

From swaying palms and sandy beaches to Panaji’s winding colourful streets, our rest day in Goa saw the fellowship of India’s Cup part ways. The Sarriors went down to the sandy beaches of Agonda, while other teams opted for neighbouring Palolem for their beachside paradise before we continued with our […]

An Ancient City, Surreal Stepwells and a Market of Prostitutes: Discovering Hampi

Day4_pic3_Stepwell

Day 4 on the India’s Cup Southern Xpress, we explored enigmatic Hampi, one of India’s most impressive archaeological sites. From ancient temples to stepped tanks, we only scratched the surface of this impressive place before continuing onto Goa for the trip’s half-way point. Waking up with bruises after bumping along […]

Minarets, Forts and Terrible Roads – Day Three on the India’s Cup

Golconda Fort in Hyderabad

After our troubles with the Ambassador cars, we decided to reroute to Hampi

More Car trouble. Traffic and Cave Temples: Pushing on with the India’s Cup

India’s Cup

The GamingZion India’s Cup Southern Xpress got off to a bumpy start, but can we push our classic Indian cars to our next destination, Hyderabad?

A bumpy start for our first India’s Cup Ambassador rally

Ambassador rally

A couple of hundred kilometres out of Chennai and things are off to a rough start on the GamingZion India’s Cup Southern Xpress 2015.