NAZIR HOOSEIN MEMORIAL DRIVE
1981 HIMALAYAN RALLY ROUTE
The Memorial Drive is a non-competition event.
It is a tribute to a legend, Nazir Hoosein who put India firmly on the map of International Motorsports. There is a huge community of ex-participants, volunteers and officials of The Himalayan Rally, not forgetting the fans who remember with fondness their involvement in the Himalayan Rally from 1980 to 1990. This is a tribute to the participants, officials and the volunteers of the 11 Himalayan Rallies.
This event is brought to you by Team Firefox, who have 20 Himalayan rallies between them and endorsed by IARC - the founding club of Nazir Hoosein.
We are truly overwhelmed by the initial response. The Himalayan Rally community and fan base is agog with excitement. The Drive is open to all, not just past Himalayan Participants. You are invited to take part in this Déjà vu Adventure. The entry list will close at 100 and will be strictly on first come basis.
The Pre-Event Registration form is available here and we request you to fill it in at the earliest and book your slot. The pre-event registration fees is Rs.10,000 and is refundable in case you withdraw your entry before 1st August 2021. The deposit amount will be adjusted against your balance entry payable latest by 8th August 2021.
7 - 13 NOVEMBER, 2021
Registration & Dinner
As advised, above is subject to change and the final route will be announced after the 2nd route survey in September 2021.
Entries are now closed.
The event was successful and is now complete. We thank all our patrons and participants for generously contributing in making this event successful!
Your entry fees include the cost of a Hotel stay in the best 3 or 4-star properties available at the night halts with breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Included is invitation to the Memorial Dinner on 7th Nov.
Exclusions – You have to bring your own car, cost of fuel, en-route tolls, items of personal nature, repairs to vehicle, any snacks or beverages, insurance, tips, laundry, etc.
With only limited slots available, please reserve your slot by sending the pre-event registration form and advance, details available on the website.
7 - 13 NOVEMBER, 2021
After the Gala Memorial dinner on the 7th we will have an easy start by 0930 on the 8th to reach Lansdowne via, Haldwani, Ramnagar and Kaladhungi, skirting Corbett Park by 1900 hrs.
9th Will see us tackling one of the longest runs hence a very early start will be order of the day and if you can get to see the sunrise of the snowcapped peaks near Tilwara or Chopta, you will capture the selfie and bragging rights for the year! We are going to host you at The Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels The Savoy Mussoorie, where the Himalayan Rally had overnight halts at Mussooorrie and Fortune Resort Grace. Ballroom dinner and tales is on the cards.
10th We are following the route and an easy run to Kufri via Herbertpur, Paonta Sahib, Nahan, Kumarhatti, Solan, and Simla Bye pass.
11th Get ready for the Jalorie pass climb enroute to Manali. We may encounter snow on the road today. Scenic route via Narkhanda is on the cards .
12th Manali to Rohtang Pass and Back via the Atal Tunnel subject to route being open. Farewell Dinner in the evening.
End of Drive .
Free run back to Chandigarh or Delhi or option to extend your stay at Manali .
The route will take you through three high mountain passes over 10,000 ft high with scenic mountain views, many selfie stops and a mini treasure hunt to spot clues on the way to keep you and your team enjoying the drive in a once in a life time experience.
Bring the vehicle of your choice although we might see some classic cars, best car choice would be a SUV / MUV for the event. You can have 2/3/4 in the car as long as the vehicle is in excellent shape for the journey. We will have a sweeper car following the last vehicle to help out with any minor repairs or puncture tyre changes.
Nazir Hoosein (16th October 1940 – 12 May 2019) was an Indian racing driver and motorsports administrator. He was the President of the Motorsports Association of India, Vice President of the FIA for Sport, chief steward of the World Rally Championship and a member of the World Motor Sport Council.