Ed Speak

We are one! But first, a con­fes­sion

Evo India - - Front Page - Sirish Chan­dran Ed­i­tor sirish@evo.in | @SirishChan­dran

I LOVE FER­RARI. YOU CAN UN­DER­STAND the in­fat­u­a­tion, grow­ing up as I did with an F40 poster on my wall, go­ing to bed at night dream­ing of driv­ing a red Fer­rari in the Alps. But even that kid wouldn’t have dreamt up our cover story: five Fer­raris lined up at the base of Nandi Hills, a med­ley of all those dreamy de­tails: pop-up head­lamps, side strakes, quad pipes, red cam cov­ers, Momo ’wheel and that clas­sic gated shifter. I’m still not sure if that was a dream, and that sum­marises per­fectly what the Thrill Of Driv­ing is all about. Giv­ing our in­ner four-year-old some­thing to dream about; mak­ing that kid go “wheee...”

Con­fes­sion done, let me wel­come you to the off­beat spe­cial. As you will have guessed from the cover, we are go­ing to do things a lit­tle dif­fer­ently. While cars and bikes will re­main at the core of ev­ery­thing, we will do even more fun stuff. Sto­ries like the bor­der chal­lenge se­ries, where to kick things off, Ouseph and Ab­hay (not quite) scaled the Mana Pass – the high­est (sort of) mo­torable road in the world. We will bring in more petrol­heads, guys with great sto­ries like film-maker San­jay Gupta. We will find roads that lead to off­beat ad­ven­tures and in­ter­est­ing food. We will get muddy with a bunch of off-road­ers. And we want you to be a part of it via the Thrill Of Driv­ing Ex­pe­ri­ences.

Off­beat is a theme that we will build on in the is­sues to come – sto­ries that will tar­get that child. Be­cause, deep within, what are we if not four-year-olds, loving cars and bikes and shar­ing our ex­pe­ri­ences with any­one who’ll lis­ten?

En­joy the is­sue, and once you are done, write in and tell us what the Thrill of Driv­ing means to you.

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