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Old 31st May 2014, 10:33   #256
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Here's some more information I found on the web about this gentleman.

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Land Rovers have always topped the desirability list for people obsessed with luxury SUVs or off-roaders, or both. But recently we met a Land Rover worshipper who refuses to look at the new Land Rovers. He claims that the electronics governing these SUVs rob the driver of the skill and involvement that you come to associate with capable off-roaders like Land Rovers. Well, he should know better – because he owns not one or two, but over twenty Land Rovers!

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We are speaking about Viveck Goenka, chairman and MD of The Indian Express Limited. His stint with the green oval started back in the late eighties when he was loaned a Land Rover during one of the fabled Mumbai monsoons. Its capabilities had smitten him so much that he wanted a Land Rover of his own. His search bore fruit in 1990 when he found a Land Rover and a Range Rover, albeit in a rather dismal state, at the Delhi State Trading Corporation. He procured them nevertheless and restored them to an extent that they looked, felt and drove as they were meant to be.

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After having spent endless weekends searching for spare parts and restoring them, Goenka’s love affair with Land Rover truly began – giving birth to an insatiable hunger of owning these classic SUVs. His collection not only includes vehicles like the Series I and the original Defender, but also has examples like a 6×6 Land Rover and custom off-roaders for illustrious championships like the Camel Trophy.

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While most other collectors store away their classics in museums, these Land Rovers participate and shine in off-road challenges, safaris, rallies and auto-shows as well. Apart from state-of-the-art storage facilities, Goenka has also set up body, upholstery, paint and fabrication shops required to keep his vehicles pristine.
You feel his vehicles are alive, unlike the metal statues that are seen in museums. If automobiles could write autobiographies, Goenka’s collection would have some best-selling stories to pen down!
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AviG,

Your opening sentence says it all. A Gentleman, to the core!!
A rare breed , fast vanishing.

I am privileged to be counted as one of his friends. His passion apart, willingness to share knowledge and help anyone who reaches out to him makes him stand apart.

If and when we drive to Ladakh in our old beauties , rest assured we will have him and his land rovers as our support vehicles.
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Vivek Uncle has a superb superb collection. And I presume these fantastic first few shots that Karl has posted belong to Makarand Baokar. Most certainly the BEST vintage and classic car photographer in this country today.

That said, how rare is that 6x6 on today's day and age??
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Vivek Uncle has a superb superb collection. And I presume these fantastic first few shots that Karl has posted belong to Makarand Baokar. Most certainly the BEST vintage and classic car photographer in this country today.
Yup, the shots were taken by Makarand, perched precariously atop a shaking forklift.
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Yup, the shots were taken by Makarand, perched precariously atop a shaking forklift.
Karl, You can be seen in the picture as a shadow - never thought it would be a forklift though - perils of being a photo journo

Best Regards & Drive safe

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Karl, You can be seen in the picture as a shadow - never thought it would be a forklift though - perils of being a photo journo
That isn't me, but Makarand. Some say perils, some say perks!
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Spotted an old Land Rover pick-up , MH regn , parked outside a Jeep garage at Peenya , opp McDonalds on Tumkur Road, below the elevated Nelamangala expressway yesterday ! no camera , so no pics :(
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Respected members,I nead a suggestion on my series land rover as I am noticing a weird growling sound from around the fan ,the sound increases with rpm,is it the water body? Or some bearing? What remedy is recommended,please note that the vehicle us driven or started very less approx once every 4 months ,it's a diesel 4 cylinder,does it have any grease point near fan? Thanks for helping
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I am not a regular on this thread, so may be this has been posted before.

What happens when you try to fool U.S. Customs! Sad, but true.

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Hi Everyone,

I just finished my Series 3 project. Thought will share a quick few pictures.

Took me 4-5 years to get here, primarily because I had to work on many parallel projects alongside- including a Defender & Discovery.

But nothing tugs on your heart strings like a classic Series vehicle. Check out how pretty the old girl looks!
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Hi Everyone,

I just finished my Series 3 project. Thought will share a quick few pictures.

Took me 4-5 years to get here, primarily because I had to work on many parallel projects alongside- including a Defender & Discovery.

But nothing tugs on your heart strings like a classic Series vehicle. Check out how pretty the old girl looks!
Apart from the time it took to find the original Series 3 petrol engine, I also got a Fairey overdrive imported from the UK & had it installed. Some fabrication went in as well, due to the sheer neglect this vehicle went through before I got it.

Here is how the gear cluster looks now...
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Apart from the time it took to find the original Series 3 petrol engine, I also got a Fairey overdrive imported from the UK & had it installed. Some fabrication went in as well, due to the sheer neglect this vehicle went through before I got it.

Here is how the gear cluster looks now...
Love the colour! Maybe some rubber mats for the floor?
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