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Any race that bills itself as, "As An Amazing Race For The Clinically Insane" had better be pretty special. Special like a 24 Hours of LeMons where all the drivers freebase psilocybin special. Good news – the Rickshaw Challenge seems to be just about that special.

Serious: participants are taken "into the heart of India, where you'll traverse every possible micro climate; from metropolis, tropical jungle, arid desert, ancient valleys and the epic coastline." And the whole race is run on three-wheeled Auto Rickshaws (yes, that blue thing). Why? Oh, you know, like... charity. Or something. But no matter the excuse, this race looks like one hundred pounds of fun in a fifty pound bag. I mean, just read through the pimpin' section.The Rickshaw Challenge runs four events per year and the Mumbai Xpress 2009 starts this Friday, July 31. Man, we wish were were signed up.

[Source: Rickshawchallenge.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sign me up. Riding in a Rickshaw through some of India's crazy cities was some of the most fun I have ever had in my life.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe next year they should have a Nano Challenge.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the crowd that the Nano caters to. NOW YOU KNOW (Bill Nye).
      Anyway, I was wondering when something like this would happen, but this is awesome! Also awesome is the truly epic auto-rickshaw chase from Octopussy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks like a killer good time. Add this to my bucket list.
      • 5 Years Ago
      top gear should go to india for a special episode. tuk tuks, royal enfields, tatas, jaguars, land rovers, etc.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Make this into a movie and it'll be the next slumdog millionaire.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The picture is from Sri Lanka, not India.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, it is Tamil Nadu, one of India's states. You can see that the license plates start with 'TN'.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pifft!

      This race is for girly men.

      The real men race in THESE
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugaad
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or does the guy in the back seat look like River Phoenix?
        • 5 Years Ago
        now i know where TATA nano idea come from