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Old 20th November 2009, 13:09   #151
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I always wanted to be a
-WRC lead driver or
-Auto journalist for any of the Auto magazines,Auto Shows or
-Dealer of BMW
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Old 20th November 2009, 13:23   #152
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Always have been eating drinking and sleeping automobiles and putting my passion on paper was always what i wanted to do. God was kind enough and i am pursuing my dream
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Old 20th November 2009, 14:10   #153
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Had my sights on the Auto industry from my childhood days itself. (like most of us here )
After Pre-university, decided I would take up Automobile engineering, but dad put me back saying 'I am making you study engineering and you want to become a auto mechanic'. typical Indian mentality.

To add ghee to the fire, dad's friend's son was as software engineer working in US earning in $$$$s.

Anyways here I am, 6 years in the Software industry and havent even managed to make one $ of the many $$$$s he used to make.
Anyways back to the topic, the itch to get back to where your heart wants is still there.

Hoping to get into auto journalism, print and media.

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Old 20th November 2009, 14:25   #154
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Ive always been keen since my childhood days, when you have access to cars, jeeps and trucks and a few good mechanics you tend to learn. Nothing ever interested me more. Lack of guidance, at the right time dint take me anywhere (auto wise). There has been a few years in my life,when I completely 'lost' interest in cars, bikes and anything with an engine and a set of wheels. T-Bhp, kind of brought me back. I thankyou GTO.
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Old 20th November 2009, 15:04   #155
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Well,
Here is my story, i do what i really like the most. Reading and researcing about automotive both technical and market analytics. I am lucky...touch wood!! Dont ask me how much iam paid...well peanuts i must say but the satisfaction to dream, think write about automobiles is immense!!

I always wanted to work with M&M and that was my dream believe it or not! After i did my MBA it was a god sent opportunity and i joined M&M as a management trainee. Couldnt continue there beyond a year due to reasons beyond my control and comprehension. Was the lowest point of my life. Then not minding the rockbottom salaries i joined one of thier largest delares in India in Hyderabad as manager customer care. Was happy there working on M&M vehicles handling customers and bringing about change at grass root level.

Money is important, got married couldnt survive in that miniscule salary, got into an global automotive consulting firm in chennai and continuing there. Now i talk about strategies, market entry, market shares , forecasts etc etc:-)))

Would like to work for Indian auto manufacturer again in corporate strategy department where product planning is done in line with market demand/trend....Amen!!

Alternatively would love to test 4wds for a 4wd magazine:-)))
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@GTO - I am living mine so far in my life, started of as a management trainee into automotive consulting specialising in market entry, feasibility studies, vendor development. Have visited almost all prominent and small suppliers in last three year. Shifted this feb to a new company, wherein i am doing daily analysis of Automotive news on worldwide basis. What is left is again a dream to start my own dealership of car and benchmark the sales and service aspects in the industry. Will sure get in touch with you GTO once I am up and running for the same.
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Old 20th November 2009, 15:34   #157
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Had my sights on the Auto industry from my childhood days itself. (like most of us here )
After Pre-university, decided I would take up Automobile engineering, but dad put me back saying 'I am making you study engineering and you want to become a auto mechanic'. typical Indian mentality.

To add ghee to the fire, dad's friend's son was as software engineer working in US earning in $$$$s.

Anyways here I am, 6 years in the Software industry and havent even managed to make one $ of the many $$$$s he used to make.
Anyways back to the topic, the itch to get back to where your heart wants is still there.

Hoping to get into auto journalism, print and media.
Irony of Indian Society, I too had to face the same, the reason for me closing my garage inspite earning more bucks. But then My family was supportive of my passion and I became Automotive Engineer.

Sorry to state, no offence to any one. But this mentality of the society has to be changed .
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Old 21st November 2009, 00:38   #158
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Good to hear these stories.

For me a regular advertising/brand management would also do. As far i am in there is sufficient. Engine will keep running as fuel will be there.
for me joined two ad agencies just to work on auto accounts. on joining, either they were handled by the other branch or the other team.

I was offered to work for the Toyota brand. but that would mean shifting to Bangalore and surviving there on a management trainee salary.
Anyways hunt is on. I know and I will someday.
Team bhp is certainly my daily dose.
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Old 21st November 2009, 15:49   #159
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Well, this reminds me of my first job. I started my career as a Graduate Engineer Trainee at the Tata Motors. Soon shifted from the Pune plant to the sales and marketing team and was appointed sales officer in the commercial vehicles' business unit. Not exactly into cars but into the big brutes, i.e., trucks. Left that job long ago but I maybe on the verge of going back
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Old 24th November 2009, 10:24   #160
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Kept contemplating for a decade but didn't take the plunge. The closest I can get there now is in a marketing role. However, it doesn't appear as vibrant/exciting/well paying/stable as compared to a FMCG Marketing career I'm in currently...sigh.
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Old 24th November 2009, 10:49   #161
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This may seem silly-of late my dream is to own and manage a junkyard for anything with wheels..then go through the yard and find bits and pieces from the best cars and soup up my own ride! Think I watched too many episodes of Junkyard Wars on the Discovery Channel.
Wouldn't mind auto journalism or photography or both.
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Old 16th December 2009, 17:06   #162
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Well I always wanted to be a car body designer. When I was a Kid I use to build car body around the platform of old/broken toy cars that I had!!!

But then I also wanted to be a rock star, Air Force pilot, Merchant Navy, Architect, Rally driver and what not, so finally landed in front of computers!!!
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i wanted to work on autotronics. During engineering used to read lots of articles on automobile electonics etc.

During IT expo in Bangalore visited Bosch stall and gave my resume too ... but never got a call

some of my engineering friends who scored well got in to auto electronics companies. They tell me stories about they working on new ECU, ABS , testing new BMW in Germany, working on new Accord model in Japan. and the feeling they have is " oh some work man. i have to do something with ECU".

i feel so hopeless and jealous.
Oh GOD, if i was given such an opportunity, it would have been my dream job. even after 4.5 years sitting with service industry on some previous generation technology, i follow automobile electronics closely.
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Old 2nd January 2010, 00:22   #164
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Mech Engineer cuz i was never good at anything else !!
Parents wanted me to get into banking, -- NO way !

Today i am in a MNC manufacturing Gear and Gear Boxes for various equipments from Car ( Indica to Maserati),Jeeps, Trucks, Tractors etc.

Being in product development the job has taken me places and has enriched me which i never thought was possible when i was slogging out in my practicals.

Yet the drive and motivation to learn and archive more has not gone down, perhaps that's love for job. I must thank my luck and my parents for letting me follow my heart.

Life is a climb, there is always a new mountain waiting!!
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Old 3rd February 2010, 18:43   #165
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When i was a little younger, i was big time in PC games and i loved Formula One racing games. In fact i was playing them till i finished my college!! But i guess i enjoyed watching F1 right from a pretty young age. At that time we were living outside India and these events were aired on TV. So i decided to be a race car driver! Hah ha, it sounds stupid, but i would dream about giving interviews after winning races and once i pictured me having a verbal fight with Michael Schumacher in the pits as well! Loong time ago! But then i woke up to reality!
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