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    Dakar is one of the biggest off road races in the world.

    January 2011 Nasser Al Attiyah was the champion driving for Team Red Bull and Volkswagon in Dakar Argentina.
    ... He is also an Olympic athlete for shooting skeet and a Rally racing champion



    If you play video games ,,,,,,,he drives the VW Race Touareg 2 in "Dirt 2 or Dirt 3 " which is coming out soon.

    Might not mean a thing to you,,,,,but he is one of the top off road and rally racers in the world.

    Yesterday he test drove our race buggies over in Qatar and loved them and their performance and looks.
    He says he will be ordering one and the number will be #1
    I may see if we can do a Red Bull Theme for the 2011 Dakar Champ
















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    That is great news and a nice complement to your design and fabrication skills.

    Once his rallye pals learn about the cars moer orders will come. I'm sure!
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    Congratulations!Protodie International!
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!

    And yes I am shouting.. amazing I am totally excited for you.
    I have watched Dakar for years.. as a racer the Dakar is the most challanging races in the world. Its like doing an entire season of our racing like the Baja 500, Baja 250, Baja 1000 and keep doing them for 7 days over all different terrains. The ultimate test of man and machine.

    I am very happy for Nasser as he could/should have won last year.. but did for his first time this year.
    I can't believe how good he is and I thought he had won it before but this was his first. He is an amazing driver and great at anything he drives or does. Just one of those kind of guys.
    So if he said he likes it and wants one.. That is huge. What a huge pat on your back and seriously you can't get much better acknowledgement for how great your buggies are then that. Wow to be able to say ya Nasser drove my mini buggy and loved it. Heck said he wants one!
    Wow.. simpley awesome.

    Just goes to show how well your cars are built and how well they handle and perform.
    Lets compare he just raced in a half million dollar VW company backed race car and now gets into your buggy and says he loves it. Seriously great job!

    You know there is a Rally class for mini buggies right?? Hmmm.. maybe one day we will see one of your buggies in the rally...

    Keep us posted on this please.
    Love to see the build and follow along on any more details or info you receive about it.
    Congrats!!
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    Good news!!! Damn nice car.....................
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    Thanks Guys,

    Yes, the only way I could be happier about this is if I was there to witness.
    No expectations of Dakar or Baja,,,,,just pleased an off road champion is enjoying one of our buggies

    We will see what kind of winding road in life this brings us down.
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    Nasser is THE MAN! Not a showman, a real driver. That is cool.
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    Very sweet! Congrats on that one.

    The single seater is absolutely stunning too.
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    Protodie, not knocking you, your buggy or Nasser Al Attiyah But I am sick to the back teeth of celebrities/superstars cashing in on promoting products that many people then feel the need to have because said celebrity/superstar has one which no doubt he/she has not paid for in fact is probably getting paid to be seen with it.

    I for one see it as if I buy one or parts for it then some of that cost will have to go towards the cost of the buggy given away and his payment.
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    Lee,
    While I do agree with you, this is not the case here and is not a paid promotional gig.
    I could never afford to hire him.

    Nasser was at the same International auto show in Qatar a few weeks back with his Redbull off road race VW Touareg.

    We also had a booth at the same show with our offroad buggies.

    Nasser along with many other potential customers was invited to come test drive our buggies.

    He was very interested at the show and wanted to drive our buggies.

    He had a blast & loved how light weight they were, how they handled and the power to weight performance.

    He plans on coming back for more fun,,,,and then ordering one for himself.

    He will not be getting any promotional discounts or anything for driving our vehicles,,,,,,,just a big grin
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