Formula Off-Road

Mountaineers of Iceland are a proud supporter of the Icelandic formula off-road team, Guttinn Reborn.

The Icelandic formula off-road is a Motorsport invented in Iceland during the sixties with the first tournament being held in Reykjahlíð, 1965. A variation of this sport has since then spread to other countries as well. The formula off-road is set up with tracks that contain challenges to overcome, where the vehicle has to enter through a series of gates. A driver will receive points as he completes each track. Points are then also deducted as the driver violates the rules. E.g. stopping in the track, touching the gate, driving over the gate, reverses the vehicle, etc. A skilled driver can earn a “full house” of 350 points for each track. The least he can earn is zero.

Each tournament usually contains the one-time trial track, where the fastest driver earns 350 points. Each driver coming in behind him then receives his point relative to the fastest time, 1 point deducted for 1/10th of a second.

Guttinn Reborn

Mountaineers of Iceland support and sponsor Guttinn Reborn. Guttinn Reborn is the name of the vehicle driven by Ingólfur “Ingó” Guðvarðarson. Ingó has appeared in the formula off-road since 2010. He first competed in the street legal class and then moved onto the unlimited class in 2012. His first unlimited class 4×4 off-road competition vehicle was in Skien, Norway. He and his team, which includes his brother Kjartan “Galdri”, built a new beast in 2014. The new title worthy machine was renamed Guttin Reborn, with reference to the original car.

There are basically no restrictions in the unlimited class in which Guttinn Reborn competes. Gutting Reborn bears the number 77 when it appears in the formula off-road. It boasts a 936 horsepower Chevy LQ9 6 liter turbocharged engine, delivering 1173 lb/ft in torque. This makes it one of the most powerful vehicle’s in it’s class.

The chassis is custom built with a steel tube frame. The drive-train axles are a heavily modified Dana 60 front axles and a Dana 50 hybrid in the rear. The transfer case is then custom-built for the car by the team and their sponsors.

The formula off-road in Tennessee

Twelve cars from the Icelandic formula off-road are set to compete in the Bikini Bottoms offroad park, Dyersburg TN. Guttinn Reborn will be joining the pack and will be ready to tear up the hills in the upcoming fall. The Icelandic teams will be a part of a special formula off-road event which will take place during the weekend 5th – 8th of October, this year.

This is something that nobody should miss out on.

We, here at Mountaineers, wish our team the very best and we hope the return triumphant to Iceland.

 

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Varnir gegn smitsjúkdómum.

Íslenska

Okkur hjá Mountaineers of Iceland er mjög hugað að öryggi og heilsu starfsmanna og viðskiptavina okkar.  Það er okkur mjög mikilvægt að halda öllu hreinu hjá okkur.  Í einu og öllu förum við eftir hreinlætisplani sem er í öryggisáætlun okkar og tilmælum Landlæknis er varðar hreinlæti.

Þar af leiðandi höfum við gripið til þessa ráðstafanna vegna Covid-19 og annarra sambærilegra smitsjúkdóma:

- Áður en sest er upp í faratæki okkar þurfa allir að sótthreinsa á sér hendurnar. Einnig áður en komið er í starfsstöðvar okkar við Langjökul til að klæða sig í viðeigandi fatnað.
- Viðskiptavinir fá allir hrein buff (höfuðklúta) til þess að fyrirbyggja snertingu við hjálma.
- Við reynum eftir bestu getu að tryggja að það sé 2 metrar á milli viðskiptavina. Við biðjum einnig viðskiptavini okkar að virða 2 metra regluna.

Allir snertifletir eru þrifnir nokkrum sinnum á dag og einnig eru gallarnir og hjálmarnir spreyjaðir með hreinsiefni eftir notkun með efni sem heitir Virkon. Það er sótthreinsandi efni og drepur alla sýkla sem það kemst í snertingu við. Buffin og hanskarnir eru svo þrifin í lok dag og einungis notuð einu sinni á dag til að koma í veg fyrir smit.

Enska

We at Mountaineers of Iceland are very concerned about the safety and health of our employees and our customers. It is very important for us to keep everything clean. All in all, we follow a hygiene plan that is in our safety plan and the recommendation of the Medical Director of Health regarding hygiene.
As a result, we have taken these measures for Covid-19 and other comparable infectious diseases:

- Before settling into our vehicles, everyone needs to disinfect their hands. Also before coming to our local offices at Langjökull to dress in appropriate clothing.
- Customers are all given a clean buff (headscarf) to prevent helmet contact.
- We try our best to ensure that it is 2 meters between customers. We also ask our clients to respect the 2-meter rule.

All contact surfaces are cleaned several times a day and also the overalls and helmets are sprayed with detergent after use with a substance called Virkon. It is an antiseptic and kills any germs it comes into contact with. The scarves and gloves are then cleaned at the end of the day and used only once a day to prevent infection.