Vlog #15 – Porsche Desert Nav Rally

30 Sep, '05
The Porsche Club Desert Nav Rally
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This is the first driving activity I participate in at the Porsche Club of Bahrain and it was very enjoyable. Arif was my navigator and I only managed to get lost once, but that wasn’t the issue. The real issue was that it was a timed event which we really didn’t understand, but as it is a Porsche, it was pedal to the metal all the way, only to arrive considerably early that penalised the bejeezus out of us!

Still, was a good day out driving through the back roads of Zallaq village, up-and-down strips of asphalt in the desert, and trying to solve clues and shoot a video while doing all of these things…

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  1. [deleted]0.18665800 1099323648.207 says:

    … the other side of the nav disk!

    VERY nice! But I wanted to see MORE cars! Very cool to see, what I’m calling “the other side of the nav disk” … 🙂

    I posted a link and these pix on the Porsche Forum I frequent …



    Thanks for sharing … always enjoy your Vlogs!

    [Modified by: Sandee (Sandee) on September 30, 2005 03:16 PM]

  2. mahmood says:

    Re: … the other side of the nav disk!

    thanks Sandee, you’re a star! On the next one I’ll make sure that I shoot the cars too. The next even is a Drag event at the Bahrain Int’l Circuit at night and all Porsche Club members are welcome. That should be a “real” pedal to the metal deal, with timing too.

    October 21st, (Friday), ‘05
    Event 2: PCB First Annual Drag Race

    Who: Sports cars; Cayennes
    Where: The Bahrain International Circuit
    When: 9pm to 12 pm
    Cost: BD 95 / car which includes registered guests. Additional visitor cars are BD 5. – each (sold to participants’ friends only)
    Contact: Fawaz Algosaibi. Tel: 3969 8811 / Elie Semaan. Tel: 3945 2929
    F&B: Soft drinks and water will be for sale on location.
    FYI: The evening you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Cars will be categorized according to power to weight. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category and for overall best reaction time.
    Payment: Please send a check made out to Porsche Club of Bahrain and mail to PO Box 11480, Manama, Bahrain or contact PCB Admin or tel: 17564 531 to arrange cash drop off. For those whose money is still with us from the canceled event last year, we know who you are so please drop us a line!

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