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Old 16th October 2013, 11:43   #91
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This is a request from Roberto SCHMIDT,Chief Photographer - South Asia, AFP, France. Shall be thankful if he is provided with the information about VW Kombi and their owners.
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In the next 48 hours the Kombi will be driven out from Bangalore.. Yes, the team has decided to Drive this Bus, all the way up to Mumbai to deliver it for christmas.

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Call it the reliability test or show off. Few reasons for the Team to decide on driving upto Virar - Mumbai. One being, lots of upgrades being done on lots of fronts, and too short a time for christmas delivery. ( entirely my mistake for pushing it this far ) over and above that, parts supply stopped abruptly, we had to scrape through to finish work on time. That was one big achievement., and a really long story to tell sometime later.

Secondly, Nilesh and family comes back to India from U K only for christmas, and sadly the transporters could not promise me delivery before 1st of Jan 2014. ( which makes no sense ), so it was decided by the team to drive the Bus all the way upto Mumbai (1230 kms )

We ( mysrlf, my mechanic Aanji, and Tinker Riyaz ) set off on the EPIC journey on Friday 20th December 2013, starting at 8:45am and reached Kolhapur by 8:30 pm with 2 pitstops. First day we covered 610 kms without a hitch, and touched top speeds of 112 kmph.

Second day morning at 10:30 am I got behind the wheel, what an awesome drive of my life. the Khandala ghats, Lonavla ghats, Yeshwanthrao Expressway. oh, that was heaven. To my surprise and Nileshs shock, I reached Panvel at 1:30 pm with only 1 fuel break. I still cant believe how I did that, while the GPS odo was hovering at 120 - 122 kmph, I was still pushing it as the Bus drove effortlessly. ( thanks to SYGIC s/w from Paragsachania, travel route was a breeze and the maps were 100% precise. ) later Nilesh covered the remaining 56 + 30 kms to his house in 6 harrowing traffichaosed hours due to some flyover construction and a crack on some bridge.

All in all it was soooper fun, the team work and the Bus passed out with flying colors, and I am more than humbled.
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Good Team Work as usual and Solid Output. One more feather in your cap.

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