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Old 12th May 2004, 23:45   #1
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You know what, looking at your pic with the black Mclaren just reminded me.

Wasn't there a 1-2 page review on you in one of Overdrive's older issues??? I'm sure that article had that exact pic in it. What a small world man, i always wanted to meet that "lucky guy" in the pic.

Team-bhp..........GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

I'll see if i can find that article and let yo'll know the issue.

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Old 13th May 2004, 00:34   #2
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Ok guys, here it is........

This article was printed in the Feb 2001 issue of Overdrive, page 122. It was titled "Racin' Instinct!"

And the first few lines went like this """Many budding motor enthusiasts have to put the brakes on their dreams bcoz of the lack of specialised training schools in India.

Robin Shroff decided to floor the throttle and xplore his dreams. He narrates his xperience xclusively for "Overdrive" readers."""

How about that!!!!!!

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Old 13th May 2004, 01:42   #3
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Aha, gentlemen. We have a motoring celebrity with us

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Old 13th May 2004, 02:48   #4
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Aha great going Retch ma man . What more do u want than posing with an F1 in a mag
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Old 13th May 2004, 17:12   #5
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Hey Rtech,
What sorts of cars have you raced? Any exotics??

I contacted Jim Rusell , Canada about that 7 month course but they said that that course has been discontinued for the moment.

Can you give me some info on it?

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Old 13th May 2004, 18:47   #6
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CAUGHT !!

Yup, that was my article in OD. Glad to see someone read it lol!

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Quote[/b] ]What more do u want than posing with an F1 in a mag
hehe...howz about getting a drive in one dippy!! Or since I'm making wishes...how about actually owning one!

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Quote[/b] ]What sorts of cars have you raced? Any exotics??
Nope, not raced sports cars, only the Formula Ford 1600's and the Formula 2000's. Someday though....someday. Like everyone else here in Mumbai, waiting for a circuit to come up close by so i can go club racing every weekend in a saloon car. Just for fun.

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Quote[/b] ]I contacted Jim Rusell , Canada about that 7 month course but they said that that course has been discontinued for the moment.
Can you give me some info on it?
Well, while I was there, rumors were flying about that the track, a former F1 circuit actually, was gonna be bought over, reconditioned and used for the CART series. We didn't believe it at the time, but it did happen a couple of years later. As the School was based in a building in the middle of the circuit itself, they were forced to move out.

They have now moved to the St. Estausch circuit nearby, and also changed their name from Jim Russell to Auto Sport Basi. Their site isBasi . The owner, James Besmer, is the boss here too. Infact, the F2000's used are his own design.

Interesting note though, when I was at the school, one of the instructors was Alex Tagliani, now a top order CART driver! Oh yea, one Jacques Villneuve was also an ex-student of this school!

Lemme know if you need any info, I'll be glad to fill you in on anything.

Cheers!
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rtech : ONE WORD!

AUTOGRAPH PLEASE?
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Old 14th May 2004, 08:51   #8
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Hey Rtech,

Sounds like you really had some great times and experiences!! waiting to hear them in person..at a tbhp meet sometime soon!

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Old 14th May 2004, 12:07   #9
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lol S350....howz about u let me drive ur E, and I scribble something on a piece of paper
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Yup rehaan always bad at that

rtech done deal when u comin?
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AUTOGRAPH PLEASE?
hehe.....rtech, i second that .....when shud i bring my car over so that i can have an M800 rtech-limited edition??
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Old 15th May 2004, 12:07   #12
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Hey, you guys should be asking GTO for his autograph. After all, he is the most recent inductee with his Pic in autocarindia last month !!
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hey can anyone scan and put up the pics pls.
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what pics?? i alreeady put the pics of the F40, F50, F355, F456 & Mclaren up in seperate threads.

Not sure where they r floating around now though!
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hey rtech i meant a pic of the article in OD.
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