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Old 7th March 2006, 18:20   #1
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Default The Official Your Spy Pics Thread.

Hey Moderators,

I was wondering the possibility of starting a new official thread where people could post the spy pictures of the mules/test cars/prototypes that they spot.
I think many people would appreciate it (I certainly would) as it will enable them to view all the spy pics directly.

I have also seen it on some other forums and thought it would work on India's only worthy automotive forum.


Thank you very much...

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We can have this thread as the Official Spy Pics thread (obviously taken by members). However we cannot have discussions about them in one single thread. Although if they haven'e been discussed elsewhere we can discuss it here.

So guys go ahead and post ur spy pics here. Also post details like where u took the pic, how u took the pic, did anyone object to takin pics etc etc. Share ur experiences here.
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Default The Tata Indica Station Wagon Spy Pics

Well I'll start with my pics.


The Tata Indica Station Wagon (as it was referred to before its launch).
The first spy pic taken by me. We were on our way to our Panvel house through the Mumbai-Pune Expressway when suddenly a camouflaged car passed us. And before I could tell my cousin and my dad this was the "to-be-launched" Indica Station Wagon, we could see 2 more cars approaching us from behind. Off came by camera (was a roll camera then) and I took a pic when this car passed us. The driver saw us taking pics and asked what I am upto. I just replied that I am taking pics. The cars then sped off and I could just manage another pic of both the cars from the rear. The above picture was published in on of the BSM issues.The other test car (white) is also visible in this pic.
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Hey Thanks V12,
how about this as template for information:

Car Name (If Known):
Manufacturer (If Known):

Date (ddmmyyyy):
Time (hrs):
City:
Exact Location:
Direction In Which The Car Was Headed:

Type Of Car (Hatch/Sedan/MPV/SUV):
Colour:
Description:

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The driver saw us taking pics and asked what I am upto. I just replied that I am taking pics.
Nice pic V12....... i have see these on the e-way too along with the City rover, the TL4x4, and a couple of load luggers......

How can the drivers object if we take pictures? They bring the car out in the public eye and expect to go un-noticed!! You were taking a pic of the scenery and he came in the way..... he's at fault!!

Recently i snapped a high-profile Bentley Flying Spur on MG Road and was almost picked up by the hefty security..... we rode off..... he kept screaming...delete the pic!!! hahahaha

I was like.....wats your problem dude....i was snapping the tree!!! hahahahah
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Post Chevy AVEO Hatchback













Car Name (If Known): Chevy Aveo
Manufacturer (If Known):
Chevrolet

Date (ddmmyyyy):
21/06/2005
Time (hrs):
1330
City:
Delhi
Exact Location:
Ring Road (Pitam Pura)
Direction In Which The Car Was Headed:
Shalimar Bagh

Type Of Car (Hatch/Sedan/MPV/SUV):
Hatchback
Colour:
White (Black Strips)
Description:
This was first time i saw the car and took pictures with my Nokia 6230. I also saw a chequered car again on Outer Ring Road few days later and took some quality shots with my dig camera. The engineer objected and we almost had a fight with him. have got his picture shouting at me. He came out of the car in the middle of the road many times just to stop me from taking the car's pictures. Those pictures are in India so cant post them at the moment, but if I get a chance I will.

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Hey,

I managed to find one of the pictures of the second Aveo that i saw..








Car Name (If Known): Chevy Aveo
Manufacturer (If Known):
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Date (ddmmyyyy):
22/06/2005
Time (hrs):
1745
City:
Delhi
Exact Location:
OuterRing Road (Jahangir Puri)
Direction In Which The Car Was Headed:
Peera Garhi

Type Of Car (Hatch/Sedan/MPV/SUV):
Hatchback
Colour:
Silver (Black Checks)
Description:
Got this picture as i sent it to someone, so dug it out of the sent mail..... the quality is much better... Notice the couple of minor dents under the number plate, looks like somebody has hammered it once from inside and once from outside. But on a test car?

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Question Sticky????

Moderators,

Dont you all think that this thread should be made sticky???

V12, Dippy, GTO???
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I guess I have see this car in NOIda
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Why only pics that we have taken why not any other interesting pics(of cars which are not yet launched but might be launched soon) which we have found elsewhere ?????
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Why only pics that we have taken why not any other interesting pics(of cars which are not yet launched but might be launched soon) which we have found elsewhere ?????
I would second that.....

but strictly the cars that are confirmed to be launched in India. Half of the cars repoted to come to India, even in the magazines, never actually come here.

also, the idea for the thread was just spy pictures and scoops, but i really dont mind pics of " to be launched cars"

What do you think?

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Hey Mods,

Dont you think this thread could be made sticky???

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Hey Mods,

Dont you think this thread could be made sticky???

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Not really, as most of these cars are now in the open market.
If there are spy pics of something new, they can be in a new thread and i'm sure they will get the attention they deserve for as long as the car remains unseen...

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Default All new Wagon-R!!!

Yesterday i spotted 3 Wagon-R's with their face and rear masked, they were headed to ARAI........Didn't have my camera with me....

The cars were HR registered, which means they were straight off the assembly line.......looks like we're gonna get an all *new* Wagon-R soon!!!

Has anybody else from pune spotted the trio?
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Doesnt the ARAI have a holiday on Sunday? Once every few days I wait outside the ARAI gates in the evening to catch a glimpse of yet unreleased vehicles, but all I manage to see are some three wheelers, lotsa trucks and the occasional bike.
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