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Old 14th August 2008, 00:15   #631
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The coverage was unimpressive, to say the least.

In today's world, Ambys and Fiats are all about nostalgia and the good old days. And these fellows were trying to explain how modern cars are better. Grrrr...
You need to be a little careful in finding the purpose for which the media folks might want something from you. It's a very common mistake that most of us do. It happened with our family long back, but not related to cars.

For us, who are these folks and how are they qualified to generalise. When a certain Behram Dhabhar says that once acquainted with a Fiat nothing else will do (harmlessly taking the scorpio phrase), we have reasons to beleive him.
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Spot on, 1100 D. Really, how qualified are these guys to make comments on this genre of cars ? Just being a motoring journo and knowing your torque from your bhp and maybe having the ability to generate a bit of sideways drift does not give one the license to opine on classics
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Spot on, 1100 D. Really, how qualified are these guys to make comments on this genre of cars ? Just being a motoring journo and knowing your torque from your bhp and maybe having the ability to generate a bit of sideways drift does not give one the license to opine on classics
Not just about being a so-called classic. The whole feeling behind having your car as a long time buddy who would play around with you, give you trouble, then bring you smiles. When they compare cars, such as kept by the likes of Behram Dhabhar or President or say yourself and to new cars and say they are better, they have lost it big time. We will not part with our cars for a Bentley, let alone a new gen econo runabout, however "better" it is.

Unfortunately its a feeling lost on most of the new gen car buyers.

In anycase there are other vested interests behind these shows. How many shows actually would glamourise well kept old cars. Some big time vintage cars still get some publicity, but thats about all.

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Very true, I completely agree with you !
I would not part with my Super Select for anything in the world.
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Very true, I completely agree with you !
I would not part with my Super Select for anything in the world.
So what is the status on your car? Will she be joining us tomorow?
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In anycase there are other vested interests behind these shows.
I 100% agree with you. It must be noted that almost all the auto shows and publications have a great source of income from advertisements by the new generation car manufacturers. Hence they have to keep these people happy. So however nice our classics may be (practically or emotionally), the media will side the people who feed them.

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So what is the status on your car? Will she be joining us tomorow?
No re.. I'll start work on her only after the rains, as advised by most. But I'll be there, to take tips from fellow fiat freaks.
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Just some interesting info for you guys. It has been exactly two years since we bought 3112. And she has given us some really fond memories. Just wanted to tell you guys...

Happy Birthday MRY 3112....
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Thumbs up Happy Birrthday Mry3112

There's MRY3112 standing royally in the foyer of The Taj in Nasik. Happy birthday 3112! It was worth it.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
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We really need those white wall tyres now. It will complete the look!!
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She is a gem alright, actually feels good to look at such pictures. Salute you Mr Dhabhar!
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There's MRY3112 standing royally in the foyer of The Taj in Nasik. Happy birthday 3112! It was worth it.
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Behram Dhabhar
She is a beauty. How old is this young lady now? Congrats. cheers:

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Happy Birthday 3112 ! My best wishes Behram, she looks beautiful.
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Really, how qualified are these guys to make comments on this genre of cars ? Just being a motoring journo and knowing your torque from your bhp and maybe having the ability to generate a bit of sideways drift does not give one the license to opine on classics
It all stems from people who are really very judgmental, starting from people who compare "mine to yours." If people just looked deeper than just the material (read: Cars and bikes), then they would see the real passion and that is what needs to be commented upon and appreciated.

When I was out one day drooling over a fully restored Ford jeep for sale, I happen to chance upon a group of cyclists sitting there. Talking to them, I came to know they ride and collect old cycles like the Raleigh and Humber. They had so much of passion in them that instead of me driving back a jeep home, I cycled back with a newly acquired 1962 Raleigh cycle. I guess I had a bigger smile on my face than if I would have bought the jeep. I guess that kind of passion is very contagious and that was their way of spreading love.

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Dear Tuffryder - Your query in post 643 above, MRY3112 is "only 44 years young" and she will never grow "old".

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
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