Petrolheads. A single word which defines an entire community of people who have high octane fuel running in their veins; who prefer burning rubber to most other aromas, and those who love their machines more than anything. We love speed, power, and the crazy noises that go with it. We love the fire-breathing beasts that reside in our garages. For there is no place where we could unleash them given that the roads are filled with pedestrians, animals and public transports, all coming together as one large congested chaos. We are forced to live in a world where the cars´performance are rated by fuel efficiency and safety rather than adrenaline-pumping speed; where people are more bothered about 'kilometre per litre' rather than 'power-to-weight ratio'. By now, you might have guessed that we too are among the petrolheads mentioned above. Not for us the banality of a life where a car´s sole purpose is to transport people from point A to B. So where do we go to push the limits of our beloved machines?
Welcome to The Valley Run (TVR). In its sixth edition now, the 2018 TVR has been a safe haven, a temple of speed for the thrill-seekers to rev their engine on a quarter-mile drag strip. There are no pedestrians, no unwanted potholes and no restrictions. Just a bare strip of tarmac to test the limits of man and his machine.
CarWale was part of the 2018 TVR with not one, but two cars. You can read about them over here. Organised by Elite Octane, the 2018 Valley Run also saw many sponsors in the form of Pirelli (tyre partners), Motul (lubricant partners). along with pace cars sponsored from Mercedes-AMG. The co-sponsor was Nissan and we saw the GTR go down multiple times on the drag strip in all its glory as a part of Nissan GTR Experience. Also on display at the event were Jeep, Suzuki Motorcycles, Kawasaki, MV Augusta, Norton, BMW Motorrad and Nissan Terrano.