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Old 7th January 2006, 16:29   #1
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Default Forget pubs, let's go drag racing dude!

Just saw this in the Economic times..http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/1360868.cms but it really feels funny saying "Hormazd Sorabjee, one of the pioneers of the drag culture in India".. Read on though.
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Old 7th January 2006, 16:33   #2
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haha the article is good but need to get the prices right...a zen swap with baleno engine for 50k????? get real...
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Old 7th January 2006, 17:29   #3
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very very interesting reading and very surprising too!! never knew this existed in india.
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the biggest joke is 700 or 800 sbks in bangalore
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There wont be a better circuit like Khargar in Mumbai compared to Banglore and other places in India

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well guys i know that each city has its own race culture..guys from bombay feel that its the most happening place for races and so do guys from bangalore..so lets not compare
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it really feels funny saying "Hormazd Sorabjee, one of the pioneers of the drag culture in India".. Read on though.
Its not really far fetched. Sorabjee who heads Autocar India really organized the first drag race in Mumbai and then Bangalore. The sport has really taken off ever since.

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well guys i know that each city has its own race culture..guys from bombay feel that its the most happening place for races and so do guys from bangalore..so lets not compare
thats right.
the jakkur airstrip is just about right for the drag races...crowd control seems to be the only major worry as we saw.
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i dont think sorabjee did the first race...at least not in bangalore..the first drag race held in blore was in 1998..not done by him as far as i can remember..
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well guys i know that each city has its own race culture..guys from bombay feel that its the most happening place for races and so do guys from bangalore..so lets not compare
yes !
and besides the expressway drags, guys in delhi have the most brutal inner city street races ...
i wish i could get some kind of a footage, but nobody wants to sit in my car ..
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Yeah, 300 dedicated racers?! We have some 20 or 30, and one is currently languishing in Australia...

Seriously, all these years in Bangalore, never seen any thing like this...3000 people on MG road late at night...doesn't happen anymore...it's now urban legend...

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i dont think sorabjee did the first race...at least not in bangalore..the first drag race held in blore was in 1998..not done by him as far as i can remember..
That's not true. The drag races were held in bangalore from way back as 1988.It was organised by the karnataka motorsports club(KMSC).It was then a drag and hill climb alternately for 8 times a year. This continued to happen till 1990.Then a gap of two years.Then IASC club 1992 happened, they organised the drags till 1998/99.They finished of with the best drag race organised in india.
It was called Pepsi PowerDrag1999.Organised by IASC,event mangement by DNA. 10,000 First price for every class. Fantastic event.Even the speedrun 2003/05 in bangalore was not as good as that was.
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It was called Pepsi PowerDrag1999.Organised by IASC,event mangement by DNA. 10,000 First price for every class. Fantastic event.Even the speedrun 2003/05 in bangalore was not as good as that was.
i second to that, one of the best events organised ever, im yet to see another event organised in the similar means. I heard DNA want to organise one somewhere this year, i hope they do it...

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never seen 3000 people on mg road during the drags... other than the racers and a couple of friends and the usual chai wallas.. there is no body... and if there are 3000 people there the cops are just gonna stand around right??? and let the races take place.
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Wait a minute.U guys are actually talking about drag racing on MGroad....
Comeon guys,I had once been to MG @ 1 in the morning only to find a minimum of 150 cops talking & patroling the strrets...
No more dragging on MG...
Right now the place 4 drags is ORR(Outer Ring Road)
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