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Old 30th May 2010, 07:46   #1786
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I still do a cool 3000kms with it at short notice. I had a dream - driving it up Leh ....but dont know if I can fulfill that. Finding it difficult to maintain the car, though.
FCB will help you fulfill your dream. Going to Leh is my dream too! For any help on parts call me at 9591123123.

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You guys have done the Fiat some real Justice.

Congrats, Good Luck & Best Wishes !
FCB was founded for this very cause. At least we hope people who love their cars, don't scrap/sell them!

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Thank you Arun!!

Some pics of my trips are around on Picasa .
Phew! You have touched the limits. Never seen a Padmini touching top speed!
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Old 30th May 2010, 07:56   #1787
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Welcome to FCB docel.

We both seem to be of same breed! I mean I too love going long drives in my Padmini s1 and 118NE.

Hope to meet you soon!
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docel and other Fiat owners in Bangalore:

Welcome aboard docel.

We FCB guys can help you in sourcing new and old Fiats parts. Please feel free to contact us. Now its like HONEYMOON period for procuring Fiat parts. Time to stock up few parts!

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It was great meeting you docel! It was really inspiring to hear about your 4 lakh kms of Driving a FIAT.

Now we have a good company to make a trip to Leh! Hope our Goa trip dates too are finalized!
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Old 30th May 2010, 14:44   #1790
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Doctorji(docel) : You made our day today! Waiting to hit highways with you! Hope you help us to Robotize our Fiats too!

We FCB founders were at the Bangalore Classic Scooter Meet.
Rizwan too came with his moindblowwwing Fiat Millecento!

Enjoy the pics of this Droool Maal!

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That was a STUNNING Millicento. Rizwan indeed has spent quite a lot of money and time to get this car to this state. Its really paid off. The paint job is so excellent that it acts as a very very fine mirror. Just a few more parts he is looking for, especially the original Steering wheel.

It was a real pleasure meeting Docel. He is extremely inspirational. Looks like a new page will be written shortly in the books of the FCB. The Leh trip we discussed is very very mouthwatering. A few FCB cars making all the way will be a great milestone. It will be a great milestone for individuals like me Arun, Sujith and Karthik MB too. Just imaging, 20 years down the line we tell bed time stories to our kids that with a classic car 20 yrs ago we did it to Leh! Priceless it would be. For me, we have to plan it well (atleast to manage my leaves). Docel is a dare devil and has an attitude of a teenager, and drives like one too (always rips and revs). Any place you say to him, he says what planning for Fiats, lets just go! He also told about his several (quite a number) where he just takes off on his Fiat. All of them are atleast 3000+ kms in overall. Often his Fiat will be lying around for weeks at front of his home. He trusts, knows and understands it so much that, he doesnt have to even check the car before a very long trip. checking the car He also is often complimented by his wife who too is a Fiat freak and a speed freak and accompanies him on various trips. Docel, is definitely one who actually brings the literal meaning for "LIVE TO DRIVE". Hats off!

EDIT: His German Shepard dog too loves the Fiat and gets all excited and has clocked over 50,000kms on a Fiat. What a Fiatish canine it should be.

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FCBian's 1992 Padmini being restored in my Garage. Good to see many members restoring their FIATs.
This car's restoration finished like lightening. All paint work is done. Wiring done. Door setting done. New upholstery done and has already hit the streets and clocked over 200 kms already. No snaps as it was already gone from the garage. Will try and meet the car and owner some time and post pictures. Hope it comes for the next FCB rally
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The Millicento looks really mindblowing.Where were the White wall tyres procured from?I need a set for my SuperSelect.
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Hi guys!
Thanks for all the nice words guys- it was a pleasure to meet you all too. I'm a bit flattered but there are plenty more people like me out there who simply love to drive.

It would have been nice if you could participate in the Dakshin Dare rally. it is a good oppertunity for beginners. Check it out !
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Nostalgia
- check these reports of the Fiat 1100 racing !
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- check these reports of the Fiat 1100 racing !
Wow! Really amazed to see Fiats racing. I too want to mod one of my Fiats to rally specifications.
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The Fiats & the Ambys were great guns, those times. The oldies were doing ~160kph those days!
They were the ONLY Indian made cars at that time along with the Standard Herald , of course, which were in the Racing and Rallying circuits too, as long as 1985 or so till Maruti nixed them out.

Check these Rally Fiats out ! The misspelled Satyavrat in the article is my Fiat's tuner who keeps it zipping along @120+ even now.
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It would have been nice if you could participate in the Dakshin Dare rally. it is a good oppertunity for beginners. Check it out !

Hello Sir,

I couldn't meet you as I was participating in the BCSC rally and the rally this time was longer. Nice to hear that you came to meet the founders and gave some useful information on many things.

I have always been interested in Rallying and like to have at least a small career in it. Can I gets some more information on the Dakshin Dare. Like to meet you and have a talk about the same.

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Hi Sujith !
Yes - I was looking forward to meet you too but will surely meet up again.
You can get the details of the Dakshin Dare Rally here. It has both Staged as well as the TSD rallies at the same time and route. The Fiats can certainly do well in the TSD rally, with a handicap, as all kinds of modern cars will be there !

I missed the link in my last post regarding the Rally Fiats and my tuner Satyavrat.
Some more juicy Rally Fiats are here too.
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The Millicento looks really mindblowing.Where were the White wall tyres procured from?I need a set for my SuperSelect.
Suren got a similar set for his elegant through Prabhu (Newmars), so you can enquire from him.
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