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Old 17th July 2010, 23:05   #1
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Default Hello everyone! TheStig from Trivandrum..

Hello everyone!

First of all it is a great privilege to be a part of this community.

I'm 23 years old and I am currently studying Medicine here in Trivandrum. I did my schooling in Dubai, U.A.E, where got a few opportunities to drive many great cars. So since my parents are in Dubai, I get a chance to go there once in a while.

I first started driving when I was in Dubai. I still remember how I was jumping to turn 18 so I could go and register myself for driving classes. And so the big day arrived and eventually I obtained the Driver's License in 2005.

My first car was my father's 1998 Mercedes S320 (W140). He had bought the 2005 Mercedes S 500 (W220) and decided to keep the old one so I could drive it.
Its a beautiful car, the S320. Its got a super smooth 3.2 liter straight 6 engine. We still have the car and I really don't want to give it away because of the emotional value.
The latest addition to my garage in Dubai is a 2010 Mercedes GL500 4Matic. This is one monster of a SUV. A huge 5.5 liter V8 engine producing 388 bhp and 530nm of torque! It weighs around 2.8 tonnes and will go from 0 to 100 kph in 6.5 to 7 seconds! Took delivery of the beast on my 23rd birthday, last month actually!

Here in India I drive a 2010 Honda City VMT, which i bought in February. Other cars in my India garage include a 2005 Toyota Innova and a 2005 Skoda Octavia. We also have booked the Toyota Fortuner.

I enjoy taking long drives with some friends. I consider myself a safe driver, although at times the speed bug does bite me. I use all the three mirrors besides looking out of the front. I find great pleasure in driving a car for no matter what the distance. So I can assure you that you will never see me being chauffeured around!

Other interests besides driving are reading, gaming and listening to music. I also very keen about football and of course, Formula 1.

I hope make the most of the forums and the members of this community. I will attempt to share my experiences in the motoring world whenever possible.

I am also adding a few pictures of my cars for your viewing pleasure. Please do post your comments!

Once again, glad to be a part of Team-BHP!


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Old 17th July 2010, 23:20   #2
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That is what i call a Grand entry and a Great introduction.

Welcome to the forum TheStig

i am sure with your cars and hobbies, you would be very popular here.

Drive safe, have fun, see you around in the forums.
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Old 18th July 2010, 09:07   #3
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Hi Young Man

It is great to have you on board. Nice snaps of your Merce. Keep on posting about your experiences.
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Old 18th July 2010, 14:39   #4
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Welcome man. And great pics of that tank.
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Old 18th July 2010, 16:18   #5
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Hey TS,
Nice meeting you.
You got some awesome rides there.!
Now about some pics of your rides that you use here in TVM.
Will get to meet each other soon.

Enjoy your ride here.

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Old 18th July 2010, 20:37   #6
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Hey thanks for the warm welcome guys!

@ naveen.raju: Yeah I'm working on putting up some pictures of my cars in TVM. I will post them as soon as possible
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Old 19th July 2010, 00:31   #7
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Welcome to the forum TS. Some nice rides you have got. A Merc fan? Anyway you have come to the right place. Hope to meet you when in Tvm.
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Old 19th July 2010, 01:59   #8
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welcome. I'm afraid the dufai mallus are going to outnumber the garden variety version soon enough.
Nice wheels btw !
Care to post some lap times ?
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Old 19th July 2010, 02:19   #9
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What a great way to post an intro. Welcome aboard.
Here's a thread running & waiting to post a little more info - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...-residing.html (Kerala Guys, where in Kerala are you residing?)
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