Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th June 2007, 10:50   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default IKON goes up in flames on ECR



what could have been the cause of this sad scene ???

The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Goes up in smoke
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 10:58   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7,971
Thanked: 3,388 Times
Default

Oh My!!! Thats sad !!
Nothing mentioned regarding the cause of the fire in the article.
benbsb29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 11:00   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,528
Thanked: 1,519 Times
Default

Damn..!! That car looks quite new too...
kpzen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 11:09   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default

That fire looks quite ferocious too. Man, the owner would be weeping still.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 11:40   #5
BHPian
 
toiingg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 599
Thanked: 67 Times
Default

Man, thats scary. Gives me the chills everytime I look at it.
toiingg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 12:42   #6
BHPian
 
ajitkommini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 483
Thanked: 109 Times
Default

Was the car in motion at the time or parked? Hope the occupants (if any) were unharmed!
ajitkommini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 13:22   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default

The occupants escaped unhurt.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 13:38   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Madras
Posts: 558
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

O M G! Such a bad fire. One of the beautiful looking ikon's burnt. I feel really sorry for the owner. How come the bonnet isn't blackened out by the fire?? Looks like the fire started in the passenger cabin..

Btw, it might be an engine explosion. Because of the look that the headlights and the grille are not there. If it fell down, it would be lying next to it..

A

Last edited by Absar : 4th June 2007 at 13:45.
Absar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 13:41   #9
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7,971
Thanked: 3,388 Times
Default

A cigarette butt, perhaps? Just thinking out loud.
benbsb29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 14:35   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
rjstyles69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bengalooru..
Posts: 4,343
Thanked: 784 Times
Default

God that Ikon looks new to me.Wonder how it went up in flames coz the article also doesnt mention what happened.Poor owner.
rjstyles69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 14:45   #11
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7,971
Thanked: 3,388 Times
Default

Riju, Cant really say if thats a new car. All of them look that way from that angle. Not much design changes there.

Disturbing though.
benbsb29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 14:51   #12
BHPian
 
flipsyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 636
Thanked: 58 Times
Default

this looks frightening. another poor LPG conversion? i guess we'l never know. don't these new cars have a fuel cut-off sensor something when there is a leakage??

more of these incidents makes me want to bring back the good ol' meat and pie engineered cars!!
flipsyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2007, 15:00   #13
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7,971
Thanked: 3,388 Times
Default

The Ikon does have a fuel cut-off sensor, which cuts off fuel supply in the case of an impact. I am assuming that since there was no impact involved here, it didnt get trigerred.
benbsb29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2007, 11:27   #14
BHPian
 
sjcherian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 429
Thanked: 329 Times
Default

I had a shock seeing the picture in the papers as I had an Ikon till just a month ago in this same color and with the spoiler. I then heaved a sigh of relief that it wasnt my old car when I noticed the blacked out b pillar.
sjcherian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2007, 11:49   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
typeOnegative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vikhroli, Mumbai, India
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Was it set ablaze by some pissed off bystanders after an accident? There seems to be a broken bottle near the front right tyre ...
typeOnegative is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*2012* Porsche 911 goes up in flames! Scorcher The International Automotive Scene 10 8th July 2011 14:08
Chennai ECR meet with guys from 'Motor Vigadan' auto mag supremeBaleno The Team-BHP Meet Section 57 6th March 2007 12:36
Horrific accident in ECR (Chennai) - 10 dead tifosikrishna Street Experiences 10 18th December 2006 09:33
Versa goes up in flames adityapd The Indian Car Scene 1 6th August 2005 16:15


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:54.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks