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Old 20th May 2009, 18:20   #1
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Hello!

I've been lurking here for a while, and made a few posts, so I thought it was about time that I introduced myself.

My name is John, I live in the Nilgiris near Masinagudi, am married with three children (all of whom live in the UK), and I'm a retired web site producer.

My businesses have been many and varied, from import/export (working in china and Hong Kong) to telecommunications (supplying wireless broadband in rural areas), as well as a long spell in the music business and web site production. Although I retired when I was in my 40's, I still produce web sites as a sideline.

I have owned and driven many cars over the last few decades including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Bentley, Range Rover and Audi.

I love old cars, but now only have one - a 1966 MG Midget (two-seater sports car) which is being restored by a motor engineer in Ooty.

My current vehicles are the Scorpio mHawk Vlx 2.2 and the Royal Enfield Machismo 500cc LB.

I'm looking for a 4X4 Jeep to make up the full set!

I will catalogue the restoration of my MG, which I imported from UK. This is a very rare vehicle here in India and I'm looking forward to joining a few car clubs and touring with other car enthusiasts, as well as taking it for day trips with a picnic on board!

My MG Midget - built in 1966
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Old 20th May 2009, 18:46   #2
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It is a pleasure to meet you sir, you are located in a strategic location, near Ooty
i am sure you will be very popular in this forum. hope to meet you some day in flesh
meanwhile, have fun, let us meet in several forums here.
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Hi John,

Welcome to Tbhp. We have a thread for vintage/classic cars in Ooty. You're welcome to post more details about your MG on that thread.

Here's the link:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...sics-ooty.html (Classics in Ooty)
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...You're welcome to post more details about your MG on that thread.
Thanks predatorwheelz!

I'll be taking a lot of photographs during the restoration work, and will share some on this forum!
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Hello sir welcome to Team-BHP. i am sure you are going to have a blast here.
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Welcome to the forum John. You live in one of my most favourite locations.

Do ping me if you pass by Mangalore anytime. We can find some time to visit the car museum in Dharmasthala. They have an unbelievable collection of old beauties there.
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Welcome. That's a wonderful car. Especially to be driven on Ooty roads with those climate. Man, I envy you!

Btw, why are you blocking the road

Your intro only remind me this
Helo, my name is Bond, James Bond
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Thanks pjay!

I was passing through Mangalore last Saturday... maybe next time I will get to see the car collection!

Hey mjoth!

That's MY road so I can park any way I want

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Hey,

Welcome aboard John.

Finally cool to meet someone who stayed in Hong Kong. So where exactly did you reside over here, and which cars did you own?
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Welcome aboard John.

Finally cool to meet someone who stayed in Hong Kong. So where exactly did you reside over here, and which cars did you own?
While the boy racers raced through the tunnel to Aberdeen in their Porches, Maseratis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, I was the guy in the taxi!

The MTR, Star Ferries and taxis were my only form of transport, but at least I didn't need to spend hours trying to find a parking spot!
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Welcome aboard Sir! eager to know more about your MG restoration project.
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That's MY road so I can park any way I want
I just thought so! Nice drive way you have there.
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Hey John,

Nice to see a fellow bhpian from my district. I guess there are a few of us here. Hope to see you around. Nice car. Give me a buzz anytime you are around Coonoor we could meet.
Cheers,
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Welcome to T-BHP John


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Hey John,

Nice to see a fellow bhpian from my district. I guess there are a few of us here. Hope to see you around. Nice car. Give me a buzz anytime you are around Coonoor we could meet.
Cheers,
It is time you guys met up.
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Welcome to T-BHP John




It is time you guys met up.
I have started a separate thread for meet ups in Ooty. I have got a few replies. We could also consider a joint meet from Bangalore and Mysore in Ooty, reason being there are only a few members from the Nilgiris.
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