Madras Sterling Round Table 123 (MSRT 123) and Madras Sterling Ladies Circle 62 (MSLC63) concluded the ninth edition of the Lanson Toyota Car Fun Rally here on Sunday. This rally was organised to generate funds for the community service projects, especially for the initiatives of building classrooms under the nationwide ‘Freedom Through Education’ project of Round Table India.
Ace Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman, flagged off the rally from the Lanson Toyota Showroom in Koyambedu at 8.30 am and it concluded at the Lanson Toyota Showroom in Pallikaranai. Popular film actor Arvind Swamy was also present to cheer the participants. There were two legs of the rally — the first leg, a traditional Time, Speed and Distance (TSD) format and the second leg was a Photo Hunt. The participants completed the rally distance of around 80 kilometers within three hours.
The event saw more than 80 car registrations and above 100 participants, who enjoyed the ride on Chennai’s roads, as the teams were split up into six categories — Novice, All ladies, Experts, Toyota owners and general category. A special category for corporate professionals was introduced to encourage co-workers to participate in the rally and improve on their team building and strategy skills while having fun.
Winners of each category were awarded with a number of prizes and most participants claimed that this rally gave them an opportunity to support a good cause and have fun simultaneously.