Sunday, January 29, 2023


Bhubaneswar:  A international auto fest was organised by ETV news in association with Jyoti Group in IDCO Exhibition ground  unit 3 was concluded on Monday. Panchayati Raj and Law Minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahu joined the closing and award distribution ceremony. Head of ETV news network Jagadish Chandra presided over the meeting.  The expo displayed various models of manufacturers in various segments.


Three new models cars in different sectors was showcased by Tata Motors i.e. genxnano, bolt and zest.

Nexa Bhubaneswar showed two models i.e. S Cross  1.3L and 1.6L in petrol and diesel variants.

Other brands like Audi, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi were also there in International Auto Expo 2105.



This expo also showcased some of leading bikes in the market. A separate segment was given to display super bikes which includes Triumph Bonneville, Triumph Tiger, Intruder, CBR Repsol, Vmax and Honda Goldwing.



Major sponsors associated with this fest are:

Main sponsor- State bank of India

Powered by- Ambruta

Supported by- Kalinga Motot Sports Club

Telecom partner- Airtel 4G

Food partner- Greenchilly

Outdoor partner- Torrent advertisers and Ajanta advertisers

Hygiene partner- BG  cleaning system

Ambulance partner- Kalinga hospital





Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) in partnership with leading motorcycle racing team Ten10 Racing has brought its coveted Honda Ten 10 Racing Academy to East India for the first time in at Bhubaneswar, Odisha supported by Kalinga Motorsports Club.

The Honda Ten 10 Racing Academy aims to introduce racing to young interested aspirants from the eastern part of India who are interested in taking up motorcycle racing as a career option or even as a hobbyand to open the window of opportunity to the international racing platform. Before this, Honda Ten 10 Racing Academy has successfully completed 6 racing camps and trained over 150 aspirants across Chennai, Coimbatore & Bangalore.

Present at the inauguration of the Honda Ten10 Racing Academy camp were Kalinga Motorsports Club owner Ramesh Mahapatra with special guests – Shri Pushpendra Singh Deo, Minister – Housing & Urban Development, Odisha Govt. and Shri Sudam Marndi, Minister of State (Independent Charge),Sports & Youth Services, Minister of State,S.T. & S.C. Development (Tribal Welfare).

The inaugural Honda Ten10 Racing Academy camp in East India saw 22 biking enthusiasts converging from various parts of India including Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hubli, Rewari, Mananthavady, Bokaro Steel City, Mumbai, Latur, Indore, Warangal, Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Mizoram, Bilaspur and Bhopal. The rising interest in racing and increasing popularity of this sport received interest across age group for the camp which includes younger participant of 17 year and oldest being 30 years old. At the academy, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd provides the motorcycle and technical support for the academy with the Honda CBR 150R first time riders and Honda CBR 250R experienced riders.

With the legacy of Honda Racing in the world championship HMSI provides the best of the production class racing equipment for training and racing in India. The camp has been designed to share basics of racing with aspiring racers and focus on rules & regulations, safety, discipline, sportsmanship, fitness and mental strength that is a must know for a racer. During the camp, the aspirants underwent theory classes and riding sessions inside the stadiums peripherals roads which are apt for quick manoeuvre skills and required for racing.

The camp also taught basic methods of riding a bike fast around the racing circuit along with braking methods, leaning the bike into the corner, throttle control and many such basic exercise that is important to be followed in the race. The camp acquainted aspiring racers with the required rules & skills and are confident on the racing circuit from day onewhile participating in the Honda One Make Championships or National Championships. Honda Ten10 Racing issues Level 1 certificate which certifies the rider/racer is racing circuit ready. The certificate is mandatory to enter the 2 wheeler road racing championships organized by Madras Motorsports Club.

203 Teams from India took part in an Online Mock Test organised by BAJA Tutor in collaboration with Autosports India. The test was intended to help the student participants to prepare for the written round Virtual ATV event giving them a prior idea and edge over the written test.

The Winner among 203 teams who took Mock Online Test is – Team Predators followed by runner up Team Crescar & Team Sparkx.


The Top  10 Teams result are as follows –

Rank Participant Name Team Name     Score (Out of 50)
1 Kamesh Jagtap Predators 43
2 Shahul Hameed Javed Crescar 42
3 Vishal Pitroda Sparkx 41
4 Anurag Hatkar Stallions 41
5 Prasad V Predators 41
6 Mohit Garg Avishkar 40
7 Sarnab Debnath Conquistador 40
8 Rohit Taggarwal Jatayu 40
9 Vaibhav Gupta RPM 39
10 Bhavya Poddar Yantriki 39

A big congratulations to all the teams !!

BajaTutor is a group of ATV enthusiasts, most of whom are BAJA Alumni and some have been involved in organization of SAE BAJA previously. It is a non-profit group to support and assist aspirants of BAJA.

BajaTutor was established in 2014 by a group of BAJA Alumni, who in their experience felt the sting of inefficient mentorship and lack of proper study materials required for ATV making. Being bugged by queries of fellow aspirants over the previous years, they felt the need of having a database where fresh minds can find and enhance their understanding about ATV making; at the same time receive the much needed technical help which is very scare in this respective field. Thus BAJA Tutor provides a forum where young enthusiasts can find study material and discuss regarding a query, thereby facilitating there preparation and quality of performance in the BAJA event. Free article and mentorship provided by BAJA Tutor experts acts as a support for students who do not have access or lack the finance to afford the much needed study material and expert mentorship; required for sound ATV making.

The Mock Test for written virtual Baja was being organized considering the requests of hundreds of aspirants who just wanted a demo of how the written test might be before the finals and wanted a feedback from experts on their level of preparation. Since BajaTutor didn’t have the expertise to organize an Online Mock Test, it associated with Autosports India for the same.

BajaTutor intends to remain a non-profit group of ATV enthusiast, with the sheer objective of helping and assisting struggling aspirants for a quality performance in BAJA event. Baja Tutor acts as a platform for salvaging the experience of Baja Alumni and pooling it to the fresh participants.

Bhubaneswar, June 6th, 2015: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, called out to it’s customers and all Audi enthusiasts to take a break and live a little more this weekend with Audi’s finest cars and SUVs at the Audi Weekender held in Bhubaneswar on June 6 and June 7 2015. Audi Weekender is program designed to give customers an overall experience of Audi’s finest cars and SUVs as well as sportscars. Audi Weekender drives will be held across Audi dealerships in India. Each drive shall be for a duration of two and a half hours.

At Audi, we are very clear that we that we need to be close to our customers and we feel these unique drive experiences are a great way to connect with them. Audi Weekender gives our customers and Audi enthusiasts an opportunity to drive Audi’s technologically advanced and luxurious cars and appreciate the Audi DNA – Vorsprung durch Technik’ – Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India.

  • Audi Weekender  gives our customers and Audi enthusiasts an opportunity to drive Audi’s technologically advanced and luxurious cars and appreciate the Audi DNA – Vorsprung durch Technik’ – Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India
  • Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi RS 5, Audi S6, Audi TT available for drive experience
  • Instructors train customers on finer aspects of driving
  • Customers driving Audi SUV’s enjoy driving on specially made off-road track and enjoy maneuvering obstacles such as rumbler, chicken holes, axel twister and articulation.

The largest event of its kind in the country, the grand finale of Mahindra Baja SAEINDIA 2014 saw 125 teams representing engineering colleges from across the country congregate at NATRAX near Indore for 4 days of non stop action. In part 2 of our special coverage we meet the teams and take a closer look at the static tests.

Originally published in : Autocar India

BHOPAL: Go Kart Racing Competition for Students organised by Elite Techno Group in association with F1 Racing Marshalls held from 25th Feb. to 28th Feb.  2015 at RPM Go-Karting Circuit, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal, India . This was a national go-kart designing and fabrication competition with students participating from all over the country. The competition completed in multi-phases, started by a group of young budding engineers namely Mayank Arora, Kushal Singh, Rahul Ranjan, Kumavat Vijay & Madhup Sharma in the aforementioned name. They thought of training students in the field of Automotive skills and in the process organised Elite Karting 2014 (EK-14). The competition is a Go-kart designing and racing platform to impart opportunity to ambitious young students of graduating, under-graduating and diploma to expose them to have a hands on experience of making a Go-kart from the scratch to finally racing it on professional tracks.

The students learn to conceptualize, design, fabricate and test their own designs.
To win the competition, students had to abide by the strict rules and regulations of the rule book specially formulated for EK-14.

77 teams from all over India participated in the event with Top 10 Teams in following standings –






Tickets are now on sale for the eighth edition of World Ducati Week (WDW) to be held at the Misano World Circuit in Italy from July 18th to 20th. Join tens of thousands of motorcycle fans from around the world who will be heading to Misano to experience the World Ducati Week where days are hot and nights are red. Three days of pure Desmodromic passion, unmissable for Ducatisti, unbeatable for all motorcyclists.

During the three-day event, daytime, on-circuit attractions will be sure to entertain participants looking for excitement and an adrenaline kick. And when the sun goes down on Misano, evenings will come to life around the track with an interesting programme of events.

WDW is also a time to get out on the racetrack and get in a few laps during the track sessions. Back in the pit lane, you will have a chance to meet your favourite MotoGP and World Superbike riders and for the most curious Ducatisti, there will be plenty of opportunities to get to know the technical features of each motorcycle thanks to special sessions held by Factory Engineers at the Ducati University, ready to give that extra insight into the heart of the Ducati brand and products.

Visitors will be able to see all the new models released this year as well as a full range of Ducati motorcycles. The Factory Store will be at the circuit, packed with Ducati apparel and merchandising to make a very special gift or souvenir of the WDW experience. Food, live music and a variety of attractions will be there to ensure you have everything you need to make this an unforgettable three days. Last but not least, don’t miss Friday and Saturday nights. In true Ducati style, the Misano World Circuit will come to life to make your weekend a once in a lifetime experience.













International Geneva Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at the Geneva Palexpo, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport.

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the biggest events in the global automotive calander. Packed with major new production and concept car unveils, it gets the undivided attention of the world’s car fans for a fortnight every March.
Each and every year, it throws up its fair share of amusing and interesting concept cars. Some see the light of the day and make it into production, some don’t.

Let’s look at some of the cars which were on display this year-

BMW Tourer

The 2-series Active Tourer is BMW’s first front-wheel-drive car. Power comes from three motors- a 1.5 liter. 3-cylinder, turbo petrol; a 2 liter, 4-cylinder, turbo petrol and a 2 liter, 4-cylinder, turbo diesel. Has BMW cheated on us with going forward with a front- wheel drive ?

BMW Tourer

Barchetta Sport roadster

This concept car uses a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from Renault-the Renault F4RT RS. The car manufacturer, Ermini, is a sportscar maker out of Florence, Italy.



California T

Ferrari is back with its new turbocharged engine with the all new California T housing it. Ferrari claims that this new 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 suffers no turbo-lag issues and produces 552 bhp and 77 kgm of torque. The retractable hardtop retracts 14 seconds. Ferrari promises it’ll have the most ‘exhilarating’ soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded

California T

Audi S1

A car which is clearly for the Indian market. Powered by VW’s ubiquitous 2-litre TFS four cylinder engine, making roughly 220bhp. With a six-speed manual, it shoots to 100kmph in less than six seconds.


Rolls Royce Ghost

The Ghost series II gets new headlights, redesigned bumpers and a slightly changed bonnet. Addition of a new infotainment system and onboard wifi along with a satellite-aided transmission are the other minor changes.
Quant e-Sportlimousine

Spawned by an energy company called nanoFLOWCELL AG, the Quant e-Sportlimousine was one of the concept vehicles. The Quant apparently promises to a very advanced battery pack to power the electric drivetrain. Claimed performance from the concept is pretty impressive with 100kmph arriving at a blistering 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 380kmph!

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes Benz has announced that the S500 will be locally assembled at its facility in Chakan, Pune. A benchmark in automotive luxury and refinement, the S-Class is going to be assembled locally within two months of its launch. Good news- it’s going to cost Rs 21lakh less, thanks to the local assembly

Other cars which made way to the show-

Mercedes V-Class

Mini Clubman

Skoda VisionC concept

Volvo Concept Estate
Volvo concept

Alfa 4C Spyder


From futuristic designs to energy-saving technologies, the New York International Auto Show is something of a who’s who of automotive geniuses.The show opens to the public on Friday, here we bring you some of the most dazzling concept cars of the year — in terms of their capabilities and in terms of price.It’s obvious some of these cars are not quite aimed at the average consumers — after all, price tags start at $800,000 for base models. But take some time to daydream a little and swoon over some of the most expensive cars we could find at this year’s show.

downloadBugatti Veyron: $2.5 million

 The Veyron accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds. The manufacturer produces fewer than 40 of these cars each year.  The standard Veyron can reach a top speed of 253 mph, a speed it can maintain for 12 minutes before all the fuel is exhausted.


Koenigsegg Agera R: $1.6 Million

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