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Old 21st August 2016, 14:52   #1
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Hi BHPians, I am Kishore and has completed 40clicks of my life. I am working as a Branch Head with a reputed private bank and has been in Vijayawada for circa 3 yrs now. I was in Hyderabad for 14yrs before moving in to the new Capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Grew up watching cars in our garage and got the driving techniques observing the chauffer we had then. Tried my hands with our car parked in our garage when I was around 7yers old. Was successful in starting the car, engaging the gear, but the clutch slipped and car crashed into the wall . Was lucky as the car was parked in a closed garage and the distance between the car and the wall about 4 feet. Lost the bumper, both headlights and the grill of our ambassador. Now what would happen after such a debacle, nice beating and was not even allowed into our garage anymore. Who can stop nut cases like us, who go mad when we see a car and that too with the keys in our hand!!! Its said that History repeats itself and so, at the age of 14, my parents were out of town and I slipped out with our car, this time a M800 on a jolly ride at about 11PM, came back home after an hour and parked the car when it was. Felt proud, a job accomplished. But my happiness was short lived as my parents were back and starting asking me as to what I was doing with the car in the midnight on the road. Seems that my Dad's brother caught me driving on that night and he gave the complete story to my Dad...sigh!!! you can guess what would have happened. That's how my childhood has gone. Now coming back to my present, I had driven, owned a M800, Indigo LX, Manza Aura ABS, Eon Magna and i20. Currently am driving a XUV500 W6 named RAPTOR and a Nano XT.

Been a follower of TeamBHP since 2006 and was a regular visitor as a guest for all these years. Have tried once last year to register and couldn't get through as I had not clearly gone through the registration process. I sincerely thank the moderators for accepting my registration and giving me an opportunity to be a part of this quality based wonderful forum.

Will be around enhancing my knowledge and sharing the little bit of what I know with all you fine auto aficionado's.

Keep Reeving and Drive safe.
Kishore
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Old 22nd August 2016, 17:17   #2
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What a story you got there! I could barely stop smiling reading the whole debacle. This seems like a plot to a movie story, and your luck couldn't have been worse. On a serious note though, underage driving must be avoided, and I hope you'd agree now that you have passed that phase.

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I had driven, owned a M800, Indigo LX, Manza Aura ABS, Eon Magna and i20. Currently am driving a XUV500 W6 named RAPTOR and a Nano XT.
I must say, that is a decent number of cars you have driven and owned.

You have named the XUV as Raptor, I'm guessing after the F-22s? Those were amazing and I'm guessing you are enjoying the XUV500 as well.

A warm welcome to you Raptor-XUV. Look forward to reading your posts on the forum.
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Thanks Omkar, Yes it was indeed after F-22 which is my favourite amongst the fighter planes and stealths. My XUV wicich is Black gives a menacing stealth look and hence have chosen the name. . Have picked up car as soon as I crossed 18yrs and was into second hand car business and was a partenr with a engine swapping garrage before the RTA rules changed. We used to get Nissan and Toyoto engines from Chennai and plonked them into an Maruti 1000/Esteem and sell them for a profit. Was into that business for about 3yrs till I completed my Graduation.

Will be posting my experiences with all the cars I owned. I am thoroughly enjoying driving my XUV
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Welcome. This is the bible for anything on wheels. Many of queries and thoughts have been cleared by reading the forums and from other members. Your story was very interesting to read. I have too been a guest first for a few years before I became a member.
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