Discover Smart Drive Season 2
What is Discover Smart Drive (DSD) Season 2?
From December 5 to 12, 2011 four teams will drive across India in Ford Figos, performing challenging tasks and collecting points and pieces to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The missions range from fun (like persuading at least 20 people to dance at a beach shack) to difficult (making frothy lassi at a roadside dhada), and teams will get points based on how quickly they complete their tasks.
The winning team will get a chance to drive the Figo in Nepal, and go for a helicopter ride over the mighty and scenic Himalayas (depending on weather conditions).
Teams and routes
Team Gaadi: Bunny Punia and Bobby Roy (mentor team):
The duo are auto experts who have participated in numerous rallies around the country and are bringing their enriching experience to DSD Season 2 as mentors to the participants.
They drive from North to West, Jammu-Amritsar-Chandigarh-New Delhi-Jaipur-Jodhpur-Pokhran.
Team Backup Backpackers
Nishant Biswal is a post-graduate student from Kozikode, while Iti Aggarwal works at a production house. Both Iti and Nishant love travelling, music and reading.
They will drive from North to East: Lucknow–Allahabad–Varanasi–Hazaribaug–Durgapur– Kolkata.
Team Bhai Giri
Gunjan Juyal is a software engineer who loves travelling, while twin brother Gaurav hosts TV show for children.
Gunjan and Gaurav Juyal will drive the West to South leg, Mumbai-Pune-Kohlapur-Goa-Kozhikode-Kochi.
Karn and Kunal are professional mountaineers and spend most of their time in Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh. Karn used to work as a journalist and Kunal used to work as a language expert before they quit their jobs to follow their passion.
Karn Kaushik and Kunal Bedarkar will drive from South to East, Chennai-Tirupati-Nellore-Vijaywada-Vishakapatnam-Bhubaneshwar.
You can follow the teams on Facebook, Twitter and Driving Ford blog, as they share their stories, photos, videos and experiences online and talk to Ford Figo fans.
Be part of DSD Season 2
Follow the DSD Season 2 teams on Facebook, Twitter and Driving Ford. Extend your support and share your suggestions, advice and tips on the Discover Smart Drive app. And remember, there are daily prizes to be won!