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Old 25th April 2008, 16:41   #16
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Great stuff Kiran and whats with the toyotas???
Loved the Mustang though
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Old 25th April 2008, 16:59   #17
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I just received my digi cam and its been a long 3 day wait for it. As soon as I got it, I went click click and all pics that follow are from the time I left office till I got home (say in about 15 minutes).
Nice pics Kiran. Keep 'em coming.

I visited the US on a business trip way back in 2000. Corvettes were as common as our autorickshaws. So were vipers and porsche's and mustang's. Honda's and Toyota's were the obvious choice with most indians.

Back then, digicam's were bulky and very expensive. My VP bought one (3.5 MP) for 350 USD. I however managed with the conventional film roll camera. Used to be the first to get out of the hotel and the last to walk back in. Spent loads of time in parking lots clicking away much to the amusement of everyone. Have over 12 rolls of pics from that trip stashed away in my collection.

My colleague there had a red mustang manual tranny and was a car freak herself. I got to drive it around too. Car was a convertible. Sadly she crashed and totalled it soon after i returned.
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Old 27th April 2008, 01:28   #18
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Guys today has been a very interesting day. I met up with a friend here who has a dozen Fiats that include a couple of 1100's and the best of the best Fiats. I picked up a lot of spares for him from India, and he was so delighted since finding Fiat parts here is a nightmare and dealing with Italians to import spares is equally as bad as it is for us due to communication and shipping issues. My friend recently picked up this Jag X-type 1987 for $ 500, and I got a ride in it to guess where? the VW parts dealer in El Camino. What I saw there is what you see below errr may be just 25% of what he had . Enjoy the pictures:
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Old 27th April 2008, 01:33   #19
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I have to head out for lunch with fellow member Stratos now. I will do a quick upload of a few interesting ones right now and continue later (If you guys want more?)
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Nice Pics MF seems like you have hita jackpot withe th Fiat collector guy. Btw I was expecting fiat pics after that narration on his collection.

Keep posting nice ones
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Old 27th April 2008, 05:56   #21
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Just came back from lunch with Stratos at Zafran. It was a wonderful experience meeting a team-bhpian in CA. Continuing pictorial for fellow VW enthusiasts:
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Old 27th April 2008, 06:31   #22
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Nice Pics MF seems like you have hita jackpot withe th Fiat collector guy. Btw I was expecting fiat pics after that narration on his collection.
Keep posting nice ones
Hey thanks Techno. Glad you liked it. I will be going to my friends house next week since he lives in Vallejo and we are going for the Nor Cal Bus show (circled in the pic below). He will be driving me to the show and we will be going via Vallejo. 31st May we will be at Infineon Raceway for the Vintage and Classic Car races - Infineon Raceway | Schedule | Wine Country Classic


Lots of things planned. Lets see how they go.
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Cool pics MF. Some members from bombay must be squirming in their seats after viewing the VW pics.

So have you noticed uptil now? What IS with californians and their love affair with chrome rims!! I have to keep my sunglasses on almost all the time here in SD. The flash is just too much for me.

Infineon raceway would be a cool getaway. I'm sure of that. Any plans to visit Laguna Seca perhaps? Or San Diego/Los Angeles?? Do let me know if anything forces you to come the SoCal way..

Cheers dude.

p.s. Corona is the only beer worth having in this country though. All others are not even worth looking at!
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Old 27th April 2008, 08:38   #24
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Nice pics Kiran. I never knew you were in California.
BTW, that's a Series 3 Jaguar XJ6. The X-Type is a smaller car and was not made in 1987.
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Nice pics Kiran. I never knew you were in California.
BTW, that's a Series 3 Jaguar XJ6. The X-Type is a smaller car and was not made in 1987.
My bad, pardon my ignorance Addy. Btw I saw an E-type as well. It was driven by an old couple but it was a later model according to my friend. Nice looking car.
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Nice pics Kiran! Thanks for sharing.

So this is why you've been up at al odd hours. Jetlag my foot!

Keep em coming.
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Old 27th April 2008, 17:10   #28
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Awesome stuff, im green with envy! Let the pics continue.
Im expecting you to bring me back many goodies for my Beetle.
Pick up as many "Dune buggies and Hot VWs" magazines as you can. They're awesome.

The NorCal Bus show will be amazing. You will see such levels of restoration on lowly busses, it will drive you mad! The parking lot will also be full of interesting VWs not taking part in the show. Is there a swapmeet as well?
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Sweet pics Kiran
Keep em coming.
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Old 27th April 2008, 20:58   #30
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Great pics Kiran. Thanks for being so thoughtful and sharing them with us.
However we are still very patiently and anxiously waiting for our share of FIAT pics?
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