The Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive Event Announcement

   Apr 11,2022

Team Firefox has officially announced the Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive that will take place between November 7-13, 2021.


Nazir Hoosein (16th October 1940 – 12 May 2019) was an Indian racing driver and motorsports administrator. He was the President of the Motorsports Association of India, Vice President of the FIA for Sport, chief steward of the World Rally Championship and a member of the World Motor Sport Council.

n 1980, Hoosein founded the Himalayan Rally Association and started the Himalayan Rally, run through the world's highest mountains in the north of India. He founded the Indian Automotive Racing Club as he was unhappy with the way that motorsport was organized in India, and then helped in the forming of the Federation of Motor Sport Clubs of India (FMSCI). He became President of the FMSCI in 1984.

Hoosein put India firmly on the map of world motorsports when the First of 11 Himalayan Rallies was flagged off at Mumbai on 18th October, 1980. This 4000 Km rally was based on the Safari Rally format. The first edition received a record 30 foreign entries out of a total entry list of 90. Millions lined the streets in Mumbai to watch the flag off. Sadly the political agitation by disrupted running of the event at many Legs although and he got a lot support by way of entries from the Kenyan Rallyists. Jayant Shah was one of them and he became a household name when he won 4 editions of the same. Another popular Rallyist was Ramesh Khoda who took part in 10 editions and won in 1981.


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