Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Eleko Motor Race.............20th February 2016

To most of you who missed the "For The Love Of Cars" event, I posted about it here (check old posts), and on the 20th of February another beautiful car event took place in Lagos, it was the Eleko Beach Race.
 Lagos Eleko Motor Race is the brainchild of young Nigerian motorsport enthusiasts, Mr. Bamidele Fadimiluyi and Mr. Edward Osakwe who brought together a team of like-minded people who share their vision. It primary aim is to use the platform of motorsport to enhance knowledge of automobile science and engineering and educate the general public as to the automotive potential of everyday off-road cars and SUVs, as well as specially-modified/created racing vehicles. The last race was held on the 20 th of February and with this the Eleko Motor Race has established a framework for the growth of motorsport in Nigeria. In co-ordination and with the full support of local community and their leaders in Eleko, the Eleko Motor Race has been able to host mixed rally events with rally stages on public roads and dirtracks, and time trials on Eleko Beach and Igando. The events, featuring a variety of surfaces including asphalgravel, sand and red dirt, have been designed and set up to highlight the variety of condition faced by Nigerians, and showcase the vehicles (and their features) which are best suited for the climate. The events also focused on the driving skills of the racers (including driving safety) and their ability to deal with the varied conditions they face.
The first race was held at the end of 2014, and since then the organizers have been able to host more events in the 2015. On the 18th of July 2015 featuring the second driver for Team Effiong (a team featuring both a husband and a wife) became the first woman to win the race, posting a new record for the 800 meter time trial special stage. The first race held this year on the 20th of February had fisrt clissifed a Mr Kingsley Onome Oritsejolone Uwatse on Jeep Wrangler followd by Mr. John Adetokumbo Micheletti on his Hummer H3. In the third place Mr. Mackanjuola Ayodele Fadimiluyi on the Land Rover Devender 110 300tdi.
Appreciation of support goes to all the participants their families and friends. Also well appreciated was the Technical support of the IMAB Workshop, Jeep Campers Club of Nigeria, Motorsport Club of Nigeria, Lagos Motorsport Club, M-B Place, EvronGrill,, OMP Racing, Sickrabbit freestyle apparel, Pitstop-Yokohama Nigeria, JBrothers Production and the Choscaris Group.    
fore more information:
IG and Twitter: @elekomotorace
FB: Eleko Motor Race

Some photos after the cut




  1. Really cool to see that there is growing awareness for these sort of events in Nigeria and Lagos especially. We do not just exist to pay bills and then die...

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