A Decade Long Wait is Over: Popular Rally is Back

KOCHI:
Popular Car Rally, a passionate event among motor sport lovers in Kerala is back after a short gap. The Rally is scheduled to flag off on 13 th May 2017 from Marine Drive Kochi. Popular Vehicles & Services Pvt Ltd, a Kuttukaran Group Company, is the title sponsor of the event while Mobil and Axalta Coating Systems joins as Associate Sponsors. The Rally will be executed by Southern Adventures and Motorsports (SAM).
The Rally will feature only 4-wheelers this year. The Rally ends the next day with the Prize Distributipopular rally press meet photo captionon ceremony at the Marine Drive itself. John K. Paul – Managing Director, Popular Vehicles & Services Ltd. & President – Federation of Automobile Dealers Association said, “Having made Popular synonymous with motor rallying, we
hope to carry on its rich legacy, for its sheer adventure and the passionate enthusiasm we all share for Popular Rally.” Blue Timbre Music LLP, a part of the Group, has come up with a theme song exclusively for the Popular Rally 2017. The group which had its origin in 1940 as an entrepreneurial venture started by the Late K P Paul, has successfully conducted the Rally for 21 years. Members having 15 to 20 Years of experience with a relentless passion towards motorsports, led to the formation of SAM.
Dr. Bikku Babu – COC (Clerk of the Course for Popular Rally 2017), Noufal Sayed – Managing Partner,
Southern Adventures & Motorsports, Bonnie Thomas – Dy COC, George Varghese – Chief Safety Officer, Milen George Cherian – Competitor Relations Officer, Biju George Thomas, Asst. COC, Paul Mathew, Media Relation Officer and Dilu Anachira Hospitality Officer comprises the core team of SAM. Kuttukaran Group having a legacy of 78 years in the automobile sector has a combined turnover of Rs.3,500 crore, a 7,000-plus strong workforce combined with a network of over 200 units in different parts of the country.
Popular Vehicles and Services Ltd has one of the largest networks for Maruti in t
he country consisting of 7 dealerships, 3 NEXA outlets, 38 service centers, 10 used car outlets, 6 driving schools churning more than three lakh of car sales, three million car services and one lakh used car sale. From Kuttukaran Group, Paul K. John,
Megha Abraham and Gloria Mahesh took part in the Press Meet along with all core team Members from SAM.

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