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Old 23rd September 2008, 20:57   #16
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Pics of the Ford Formula III cars.
I thought these are Formula Rolons with Chevy Engines?
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Old 23rd September 2008, 21:05   #17
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Here are some pictures from my side, the same afternoon.
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Old 23rd September 2008, 21:21   #18
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Hey nickatnite somehow we crossed each other I guess. Here are more pictures to feast your eyes peeople....
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Hey nickatnite somehow we crossed each other I guess. Here are more pictures to feast your eyes peeople....
Great pics!. What a difference a camera makes!. All my pics were taken with my N95 phone cam. Post more pics, if you got them.
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Nice photos. Compare the grid with this one from the 70's and everyone will agree that Indian motorsport is not what it used to be. I feel sad and dejected that my generation (including myself) has not experienced the awesomeness of being on track at the same time as a contemporary F1 car, with homebuilt machinery no less:

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No problem with "hijacking". Who "owns" a thread?. Thanks for posting this retro pic. It reminds me of Sholavaram near Madras, where all motorsports events took place, before the current track was built. Is it?.
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Great pictures, but how about a report of the happenings on track?
Thanks!. I wish i was more descriptive. I will try to recollect the day's events and post my impressions soon.

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No problem with "hijacking". Who "owns" a thread?. Thanks for posting this retro pic. It reminds me of Sholavaram near Madras, where all motorsports events took place, before the current track was built. Is it?.
It was taken at Sholavaram. I do not know the year. My mentor Sowcar Srinath's No.47 Formula Indian special can be seen just forward of the large formula car, presumably an F5000 Surtees-Chevrolet.

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That Surtees is probably from the house of Gondal. The Porsche is being driven by the King of Good Times himself, believe it or not. The Fiat is being driven by B Vijaykumar of Rolon, and I'm willing to believe that there is a Jayaram somewhere amongst those drivers.

To be a spectator on that grid!
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The Porsche is being driven by the King of Good Times himself, believe it or not.
I heard he overtook everyone at the start only to crash out at the first corner (not sure how true this is).

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That Surtees is probably from the house of Gondal. The Porsche is being driven by the King of Good Times himself, believe it or not.
Is this the same infamous 911 that he crashed on the Mysore Highway? Was talked about in one of the vintage threads


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To be a spectator on that grid!
Ask me, I was there riding on my dad's shoulder to get a better look.
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Hey Dude, I did not see King of Good Times car in any of these snaps.. are you referring to any other snaps?
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I'm willing to believe that there is a Jayaram somewhere amongst those drivers.
Even if he is not, Jayaram Senior is responsible for the design of atleast two cars on that grid. Bobby Jayaram can perhaps shed light on this.
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Hi Guys, a n00b question...

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What are those two push rods that extend towards the front of the car ? The Formula Rolon Chevys have movable aero or are they for anti-roll bars or something ?

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@ananthkamath.. awesome photo. Is this from the sholavaram track ? (Just saw that answered) A long time back I remember seeing all kinds of cars being driven/carried to sholavaram.

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It is interesting to compare sholavaram and today's racing, to begin, most of the cars that you see in the Sholavaram were home made, there were no safety regulations etc.., notice people wearing t-shirts !!! Also the more money you put in they more the gap was.. if you see current races they will all finish without too many people getting lapped.. those days people got lapped in the 2nd or 3rd lap.

I personally feel todays racing is the future, Sholovaram was just a track day were people turned up and showed off their hard ware, there was no driving talent or development in racing 2 long straights and 4 corners.

Wish we could get a track in the North, that would really bring more awareness to the sport.

Also the Number 88 bike (white with blue and black strips is me, I qualified 5th overall and finsihed 4th overall and 2nd in the 600cc class.)
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