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|31st October 2009, 21:42||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: INVERCARGILL - Land For Speed
Telling you about Myself
I'm Kartikeyan . An IT HR by profession - 30 Yrs in Chennai .
Vehicles I own - 1974 - Royal Enfield ( War horse ) 1984 - Ambassador - 2006 Accent Crdi - 2008 Innova G4 8S .
A small history about me, My search for Jeep and how I ended up in here.
Dad ex-chief engineer highways Govt Highways MM540 ( 2 wheel drive ) jeep with Roplas top
My first love for jeeps started there . used to go out at night and weekends and when my dad goes out of town using a duplicate key which I had made with the help of my dads jeep driver.
2005 - Dad retired and she left me. The day when I realized the value of vehicles. Quickly restored my Bike and Amby but something was missing.
2006 - Accent Crdi comes home with all satin tapes . Happy tour cursing at 160 and 170 . days when I used to suddenly start and go to coorg , Bangalore , comibatore . felt like suddenly towns and cities came closer .
2007 thirst for power , tricks in cars , drifting , bet games and finally Girl loves me and my driving ( bird of the same feather )
2008 July Marriage Same girl Pollachi Udmalpet - Family man Innova arrives as marriage gift from DAD and Sisters
2008 Diwali first diwali Big party Me and relatives in Innova to Topslip . Vehicle cruses ( me first ) and finally hills i see my relatives overtake me What vehicle
1 Ford Jeep , 2 Willys Jeep , MM550 modified for hunting .
That the day the JEEP BUG bit me or rather amputated me.
To my dismay all my uncle had a jeep which was short chassis and old models willys or petrol versions or LHD or whatever name it.
2009 January finally convinced my family and brainwashed them for an additional vehicle JEEP
Jeep for Chennai , already home is like cab office and so on from family .
Gave my AMBY to mother-in-law , and made the room for Jeep
Team BHP enters my life . registration done but no reply . Ego hits me hard and I try again but not able to get through.
2009 February 15 first classified ad for Jeep Perambur Chennai Willys Short Chasis Big tyres badly maintained did not have a good feeling because of Accent speed and Innova softness .
2009 March Travel to Bangkok Jeep chrokee Offroad with my guide
wow wow wow first time offroading but as a passenger .
JEEP bug follows me and bites me harder
2009 - May - Onwards the search continues with vigour
2 vehicles at Kilpauk Done up in HYD , good but costly
Avadi Ex Army MM550 Jeeps have to be towed and restored ? Oops no time and no mechanics
Mahindra Customization - Major 5.5 Lks and 2.2 Lks for customization !!! No way
All above leads from Team bhp & Hindu still trying but now ego gone desperately trying for membership .
2009 July - Travelled to HYD Barat automobiles MJ Market guy says Get a body for 30 to 50 K put in 2.5 LKS more and I would do it for you and what time 6 months ???
More jeep ads in classifieds and keep visiting all jeeps and checking the prices Annanagar , Kulathur ,Thiravanmuyur .
Finally a Guide arrives Sreedhar from Annanager and Basker from thiravanmuyur . Turning Point
Plan changed to buy a short chassis to whatever jeep and modification . look for old jeeps , compromised on 2 wheel drive and so on and on and on.
2009 August Still searching Now to Border thottam based on inputs from relatives None good again .
MORE JEEPS SEEN & THE MORE YOU WANT FOR LESS MONEY Torture starts in name of NUMEROLOGY from parents after shorlisting one
birthday arrives and astrologer too says that change in career would happen and first time he had something I like he would do good if in automobiles and land.
Plans to quit HR and L&T and get into automobile but where - how when Thanks to team bhp , was in the site almost 4 to 5 hrs per day reading and reading
Spoke to many members for their jeeps and about the garage .
2009 September travelled to Vettakarain pudur and pollachi again this time for jeeps alone Too costly again but excellent jeeps but under the HOOD nothing the differential removed because driver dont know to drive for 2 WD all the way from Chennai and at 3.5 lks 1958 models NOT ME
Sreedhar shows me 4 more jeeps , looks good , performs good , money OK but NUMEROLOGY Kills
2009 October read about GD Naidu institute in combatore . they teach end to end of vehicles dont know what is it all about .
But strongly focused now have been loving cars for long but now going to live with it .
I believe with Team BHp'ians expertise and support i would be a nect DC or TATA or Bajaj or Mahindra Or Karthi ( its me )
This is me PROPELLER Vehicles keeps me moving
|31st October 2009, 22:23||#2|
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I can only wish you the best with your career. Great intro man! I can really feel your passion for cars.
|2nd November 2009, 10:25||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Welcome to TeamBHP Karthi. That was on hell of an intro.
If not done already, do remember to pay a visit to the Rules section to know how things work at TeamBHP.
Enjoy your stay here!
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