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    Default 4x4 Community 2011 Bridgestone Fundi Challenge Team

    Hi All
    The 2011 Bridgestone Fundi Challenge is coming up. In the past there were some of the members here in various teams, but 2011 is going to be different!
    For the first time ever, there will be a 4x4Community team entered.
    The Bridgestone SA 4x4 Fundi Challenge is about the 4x4 enthusiasts displaying various driving skills in standard production vehicles.
    The team will comprise of active members of the SA 4x4 Community Forum (that’s you!) and is for the fun of the challenge! The Team will have to subscribe to TOS and the rules and regulations of the Bridgestone SA 4x4 Fundi Challenge.
    How the fundi works:
    A competitor will be judged on four events (of their choice) and based on their performance will receive an invitation to the Final Event upon qualifying for it. In the event that a competitor decides to do all the events, the top four scores will be used. National individual teams can enter and drive for both the “Individual” and “Club Spirit” prizes simultaneously. The national competitor stands in line to win the “Daily” event’s prize as well as the “National Series” prize. (very nice prizes are available)
    The club scoring will be pro rata to the number of attendees out of five (5). The individual score will count towards the clubs score with a 50% weight of the total club score. The remainder 50% of the score will be made up with attendance by club competitors.




    The National competitor’s fee includes a once off registration fee followed with event fees. Fess still to be determined and I will notify you as soon as possible of the costs. When entering as a national competitor you may:
    • Take part at any of the Challenge events with priority at the start over regional event entries
    • You also qualify for the different regional event prizes offered on the day as well as the main Series prize when you qualify
    • You drive for your club as well as your individual team
    • Your team will receive one set of Bridgestone magnetic stickers which must be displayed at all events
    • Your team receives two sets of competition clothing
    • Have a greater chance to be invited to the Final adventure Event
    The dates have been fixed but the venues are still to be confirmed (please find attached)
    More information can be obtained from http://www.bridgestone.co.za/content.asp?PageID=360. I will update you as soon as I receive information from Bridgestone.
    Entries will open on 15 January 2010. Please let me know if you want to join the 4x4Community team, adriaanaucamp @ Cybersmart (dot) co (dot) za.
    One of the problems the team will be facing will be the expense of competing, and we will be actively looking to source sponsors to help us to successfully compete in this event, if you are interested in assisting us with this challenge, or sponsoring a vehicle please contact me.




    Final team:
    • Andre Benson and David Maritz
    • Marius Dreyer & Cecilia Muller
    • Dirk Louw & Yolande Louw
    • Adriaan Aucamp & Gerrit van Wyk
    • Regardt Marcus & Wayne Harvey
    • Marcell Fourie & Martin Viljoen
    • AJ du Plooy & Adelle du Plooy
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    Last edited by RangeRover; 2011/02/28 at 06:28 AM.
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    Georgethegreek also wants to enter with us?
    He's away now so no net connection.

    Do you need sponsors?
    George is with SABC,sure he'de know who to talk to.
    Reckon I can get Mnet Supersports and Minitou Machinery interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post
    Georgethegreek also wants to enter with us?
    He's away now so no net connection.
    Do you need sponsors?
    George is with SABC,sure he'de know who to talk to.
    Reckon I can get Mnet Supersports and Minitou Machinery interested.
    Hi ROb

    I will add the Greek!

    Sponsors will always help! We must just get approval from the Forum (as we are representing them) and Bridgestone (as they are arranging the challenge) if we may use them.
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    So in a ideal world,what would the sponsors need to do,supply equipment,money,stickers?
    I'm asking this so I know what to approach companies for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post
    So in a ideal world,what would the sponsors need to do,supply equipment,money,stickers?
    I'm asking this so I know what to approach companies for?
    You are asking me a terrible question! I do not know how to answer!

    I do not think the idea is to make money out of driving, it is to have fun! But as you know cost are very high (petrol, maintenance, entry fees) and anything can help!

    I am sure (approval pending) we can display sponsors on our cars and maybe at the event.
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    Please add me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    Please add me too.
    Bly om te sien die Toyotas is nie bang nie!!!!

    Waar is die Jeep mense?
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    Is daar geen ou Fundi mense wat die Community span gaan join nie? (Oom Sakkie, Oom Willie ens)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeRover View Post
    Is daar geen ou Fundi mense wat die Community span gaan join nie? (Oom Sakkie, Oom Willie ens)
    Nope, sorry, been there done that. Cja at the Reg Raid in Swaziland though
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    PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME !!!!!!!!!!!

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    The team looks interesting; 2 setpille, A TOYOTA, a dustbin, a Gelandewagen, Mazda/Ford and oil leakers!

    This is just going to be fun!
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    I am interested in competing next year but i have a conflict of interest between the 4x4Community and the 4x4Offroad Adventure Club of which i am a member.

    Also looking for a Navigator & Team Mate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DougN View Post
    I am interested in competing next year but i have a conflict of interest between the 4x4Community and the 4x4Offroad Adventure Club of which i am a member.
    Also looking for a Navigator & Team Mate.
    Ooom Doug, You will have to compete with us, as your car is branded so heavily 4x4 Community!!! AND WE GOT THE SPIRIT!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeRover View Post
    Ooom Doug, You will have to compete with us, as your car is branded so heavily 4x4 Community!!! AND WE GOT THE SPIRIT!!!!


    still need a navigator/co-driver.


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    Make sure your vehicle is as close to factory standard as possible. If you've got an engine fitted which wasn't standard for that specific vehicle model, the penalties are huge. You can fit as many branches, turbos, intercoolers etc as you like, the engine must just be one that came in that model.

    Suspension mods as much as you like, bumpers as you wish.

    Vehicle height as measured from the floor to the chassis under the B pillar must not exceed 14.9% of the wheel base (the straight line distance between the centres of your front and back wheels)...penalty applies even if it was factory issued like that.

    Tyres as you like, non Bridgestone/Firestone carries a penalty

    Front lockers come with a penalty, factory fitted or not, used or not. So does traction control. Rear locker carries no penalty.

    Basically you can drive what you like, modified as you like, but if you want to be competitive, avoid the penalties.

    Pencil me in for the time being, I'll probably need a co-pilot as Marius will probably compete himself. Christo

    We will NOT be doing Swaziland as part of the Fundi series this year. I might be doing it anyway. It is great fun!!! Between Kai and myself we were 1st and 2nd in 2010.

    If you want to go do the challenge, forget all about your ability to bliksem up any hill.....it will count for very little. This goes about control under very testing conditions.
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    Sakkie ons kan gesels, my lorrietjie sal nie kan deelneem nie, want te veel penalties, maar ek is game vir Navigator...
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    Is the job still available?

    Quote Originally Posted by DougN View Post

    still need a navigator/co-driver.

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    Some info.......


    Herewith the Calendar for 2011. We still have to confirm some of the venues.

    Other information:

    We are in the process of aligning the Fundi Challenge with MSA(Motorsport South Africa) under the club event section. The rules and event format will remain the same but we will comply with the regulator of Motorsport in South Africa opening doors for competitors and Marshals partaking in other MSA events. Due to this we are planning to keep the registration and event costs within reason at the same level, as an individual club license needs to be obtained for next year.

    When the entries open I will email everybody directly with all the information. (Clothing, rules, Final calendar, Your team number, Fundi Club @ MSA etc.)

    Next year promises to be even more exciting with a few new concepts that you will be tested on!!!

    PS: Planning for the final event has already started.

    Tentative Calendar for 2011
    Date
    Proposed Venue
    Province
    1
    05-Mar-11
    Launch event incl. track driving
    North West
    2
    16-Apr-11
    Venue to be confirmed
    Gauteng
    3
    14 & 15 May 11
    SA Reg Raid + GPS
    Mpumalanga
    4
    11-Jun-11
    Night 4x4 Challenge
    Gauteng
    5
    30-Jul-11
    Venue to be confirmed
    North West
    6
    27-Aug-11
    Venue to be confirmed
    Limpopo
    7
    17 & 18 September 2011
    By Qualification + GPS
    North West & Gauteng Final 4x4 Event
    8
    23-Sep-11
    Prize Giving
    Evening Ceremonial event
    Please note the venues & Provinces may change but the dates are final.



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    Nou wat kos dit om deel te neem aan die events?

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