You must have seen stunts, races and rallies on the roads of city, but there are some youngsters who choose the destinations in the outskirts of the city for the adventure feels. With this in mind, forty (40) youngsters of Jaipur have introduced a club ‘Rajputana Classic Jeeps Club’. The group of 40 people has twenty five jeeps out of which ten jeeps are classic. For adventure activity, the group selects the place which has sand dunes, meandering ways, and deserted paths. The convoy of these adventure lovers leaves from the statue circle at a speed of 50 kmph. Organiser of OTR, Mr. Amar Singh Rathore said that adventure activities like drifting, Reverse and forward tug of war, driving over sand dunes and through lakes, climbing the soil mountain are performed.
The founder of the group Mr. Shiv Raj Singh and Mr. Ravi Pratap Singh Mehroli told that they have classic jeeps of year 1950, 1954, and 1956 d modern jeeps of 2016. When we saw our friends with classic jeeps, we had an idea to initiate this club, and today the group has 40 members. In this group, there is a girl as well named Ms. Jyoti Shekhawat. After every month OTR (Off the Road) adventure drives are organised for which senior members of the group searches for the places where riding jeep is not easy.
The only girl member of the group, Ms. Jyoti Shekhawat has an old classic jeep from the year 1980. She told us that in 1980, her grandfather used to have a jeep, which was sold out later on. From childhood she has heard many stories related to the jeep and when she grew old, she stubbornly asked for the same jeep from her brother. Her brother re-bought her the same jeep.
Mr. Shiv Raj Singh told us that before year 1900, his great grandfather Mul Singh Shekhawat was superintendent of police of Jaipur State during British Raj. He used to have ford jeep. From his great grandfather, the tradition of keeping a jeep started in his family. Other members of the club told that they have jeeps of their father and grandfather.