SHILLONG, May 26: The 111th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape, one of India’s most popular off - roading adventures, will be held in Shillong. This season will see Mahindra customers from Shillong, Tura, Jaintia Hills, Guwahati, galand and other neighboring Northeast states of India participating in the event.
The event is scheduled to flag off on May 30 from Siloam, UCC Road, Umiam, Ri Bhoi district. The event will see participation from vehicles including the Bolero, Scorpio, Legend and the extreme off roader. These iconic Mahindra SUVs will negotiate the arduous hilly terrains and en-route, the convoy of vehicles will discover unexplored trails as part of the event.
Speaking to newsmen about the event, Ashwin M. ik, Indian Motor Sports Club Partner, said, “This is an event that has been happening for the past two decades. The event in Shillong is the season opener for the Mahindra Adventure.”
“The Great escape is an event for our customers to show case their talents,” said ik adding that “this is a one day event and every Mahindra owner can come and participate with family and friends.”
He also informed that there are two classes in the event one being the fun drives which is for family, friends and kids who can register themselves and experience the thrill of being part of this event and the second class is the trophy event where there will be 4 to 5 obstacles in which the driver will be tested for his driving skills.
“This is a great opportunity for the people of Northeast because such kind of exposure has not been given by any other brand so far other than Mahindra,” said ik.