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Old 12th November 2010, 14:05   #1
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Hi Folks,

Glad to be part of community in 2nd attempt.

I'll start with my first driving lesson
Using the plate serving chapatis from kitchen to dining table as my steering wheel at the age of 4 or 5.

My first car was second hand (my elder brother got it new) 2 seater (fore and aft) paddled car, which I used to only drive and my cousins would push. My age 6-8.

My first engined car: Ambassador MK 4, which again I would steer and my cousins would push taking turns. Age 10-12. Would never get keys. Luckily the key wouldn't lock the steering wheel.

My first real drive was our tractor Ford 3600 which I drove in our fields at age 12. That was the first time I realized, the steering has to be brought to center after a turn because tractors don't self center in fields.

Then came the Mahindra MM540. More time spent in workshops than on road. Drove it for 1L kms.

Replaced by Gypsy : Another 50K kms.

Zen : Drove for 1.8L kms with original engine.
800 AC : 1.2L, Half engine replaced at 70K.
WagonR : 50K (Current)
Ford Fusion 1.6 : 70K (Current)
Logan 1.4 GLE : 42K (Current)

The in between vehicles I tried my hand on were various tractors eicher, escort, mahindra, John Deere, LCVs Tata 407, Swaraj Mazda, Matador, Loaded Trucks : Tata 1210 SE, LP and Excavators : JCB, Combined Harvestors: Sonalika

Its been a great journey so far.
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Old 12th November 2010, 15:46   #2
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Hi and welcome to Team BHP!

You seem to have had a really great journey so far, driving a whole gamut of four-wheelers, from the ones which needed to be pushed to the ones which many of us would not be exposed to (tractors, excavators and harvestors). Looks like you spent (maybe still spend) a lot of time on a farm.

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Welcome to Team Bhp....how come you have driven so many tractors? Do you own farms?

Your portfolio of vehicles driven / owned by you are indeed impressive. The only vehilce you now need to drive is a T-72 Armoured Tank !!
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Yes, I have farms in Haryana that is where I have been driving tractors and even doing wheelies on tractors :-)
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