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Old 28th August 2007, 20:32   #91
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Sri Ram, I know a couple of owners with some really nice cars that never see the roads. I am comparing with such people. You own an exotic doesn't mean you keep it in vacuumized chambers or nanny them around town in 1st gear. You buy these to either drive them hard or to show off. But when you do neither, owning such cars is........ Well, you get the drift. I really do not want to argue on this topic. Your views may not be on the same frequency as mine. But then not everyone is the same.
Point taken Rahul.... By the way, nice pics from the tower. Glad you guys had fun.
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Have a friend whom I am trying to convince to let it be used for drags here in Gurgaon - is there any way to get sponsors & stuff for building it up - as he will surely not spend the kind of money it takes, Its 15 acres - so my guess is one could toy with the idea. A track or a drag strip or a racing tarmac - any ideas ????? I really wish we could have events like this in Delhi / Gurgaon..maybe it is wishful thinking. But someone has to start the thinking bit


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Old 28th August 2007, 21:05   #93
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15 acres?
No offence,man. But, IIRC, the Chennai track gobbled up 300 acres.
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15 acres?
No offence,man. But, IIRC, the Chennai track gobbled up 300 acres.
Nitrous please check with your real estate agent ASAP. I really don't think the area on which the track is built is 300 acres. Maybe the whole land owned by the trust may be.
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You love them (TV) anchors don't you? Now, is Ten Sports going to be the most popular channel around here?


O-T but since many ppl have spoken about the TV anchors also....even the chennai round of the formula races in beginning of aug, had a hot looking anchor....( and somesillly looking JK TYRE umbrella girls though !! )
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Here comes the first series, now that rahul has posted most of the on track action stuff, here are few off-track moments.

lady on the bridge

slick tire




Is he the MRF muscle man?? i doubt...



young pretender


Sideways chided the boys, telling them to go straight...

navaz

sam - an excuse for you to have a look at this thread.

horse power vs man power

solomon (tbhpian) - official commentator

our own charles whiting C-of-C (Clerk of Course) - was operationally responsible for entire event. Hats off to his enthusiasm and energy.


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Since my net connection seems to have gone bust and I am unable to upload anything, I shall continue with my report.
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spend some money on ur net connection also !!! after all U cant complain of all ppl of a "slow" connection
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thats a nice shot narayan we sure have quite a few pro photographers in our midst.

Nice pics and report guys. Keep 'em coming.

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thats a nice shot narayan we sure have quite a few pro photographers in our midst.

Nice pics and report guys. Keep 'em coming.

anna - not my photo - just quoted from another persons post - anyway thanks !!
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spend some money on ur net connection also !!! after all U cant complain of all ppl of a "slow" connection
Narayan baba, I used to spend 1400 on a 256kbps connection from Tata. Now I spend 900 on 256kbps unlimited connection from BSNL. Its not about not spending more money, its about the service you get.
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Nitrous please check with your real estate agent ASAP. I really don't think the area on which the track is built is 300 acres. Maybe the whole land owned by the trust may be.
Entire land rey,dubukku!
Like I said, I might be wrong....and also, some of the land was for sale ,sometime back.
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The Kari track is about 49 acres or so. I have a farm in Hubli that is 35 acres and I have a rough indication of how big it looks. For a good track one would need about 100-150 acres. I mean the track will be huge, maybe you can run a dragstrip alongside it as well. In a 30 acre land you can surely make a good dragstrip and maybe a good to use track too.

With 15 acres at disposal one should be able to build a good drag strip I guess. Will have to verify with my dad, he is the one who is good at these land conversions.

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Final standings in the Indian and Foreign Opens? I hear Chico won 2nd in Indian Open.
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if its a vintage, let it remain in the showcase.. but this is a Supra ur talking about man, this baby needs to hit the road..
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With 15 acres at disposal one should be able to build a good drag strip I guess. Will have to verify with my dad, he is the one who is good at these land conversions.
If the and measurements down south are the same as in most of the North .... then 15 acres in lay mans terms wud mean a plot size of about 3000 ft X 3000 ft ( approx -- on accurate calculations it wud be more ) !! An acre is roughly 210 ft x 200 ft .


to break it down into meters .. ull have to remember that 1 mtr = 3.3 ft !!!

Now go see if you can get a drag strip in there !!!

As for th epics ... i wonder what camera you using man -- some amazing work !!! Love the caption ' Man power vs machine power '
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