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Old 13th January 2014, 11:16   #61
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and some random photos taken by my son....in no particular order

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Old 13th January 2014, 11:45   #62
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Needless to say, the matte blue Audi R8 V10+ simply stole the show for me. Apart from that, the event was a bit of a damp squib, with a lukewarm turnout and the same old cars doing the rounds.

The chromed Gallardo SE looked downright tacky, and one could hear a strange ticking sound from the exhausts once the driver gave it the beans. The matte gold LP700 looked never ceases to look epic, but I noticed a few blemishes on the paintwork. The Lotus was sweet, but it was being over-revved and I could distinctly smell a burnt clutch.

The other noticeable car was the Vorsteiner GT3RS. Though the paint scheme wasn't exactly classy, the stance with the widebody kit was shattering to look at!
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some more pictures.....a simple kit camera is all one needs.

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Hi friends I happened to see this tag inside Singhania's Ferrari, very curious to know if the tag means that it's the first 458 Italia in the world?

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The tag read "car no. 1 for G.Singhania, India"
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Hi friends I happened to see this tag inside Singhania's Ferrari, very curious to know if the tag means that it's the first 458 Italia in the world?

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The tag read "car no. 1 for G.Singhania, India"
Car No.1 in India is GHS' is what the plate means, as it was the first Italia in the country
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The low turnover for the events would definitely be the following :
1. Participants are scared to get their exotics in public places on any given day. Getting it for a rally would be a harrowing experience altogether. The only cars that were actually guarded and not allowed to be touched were GS and the Poonawala cars. There was no one to watch over the other cars. People were seen leaning on some cars and fidgeting with the logos. Coming too close to the cars can lead to it being scratched badly. Although getting it retouched or painted is not gonna be a pinch to the owners - but why would he want that to happen.
2. Its very dangerous to drive these cars in the rallies because you never know who would suddenly stop or come in your way. An examples of a car hitting the Maserati a few years ago. I am not sure what happened this year but the Maserati Grancabrio had its rear number plate hanging from one side. Again a risky thing for the owner and hence they try to stay away.

The reasons you mentioned are the prime ones however there is another reason- the Mumbai RTO. Several supercars in the city are registered outside the state as our taxation is ridiculously high. Owners are now scared to display their cars publicly to bring it under the eyes of the RTO which begin their crack down every march to accumulate a healthy fund before their year ending. Last year they had a massive crack down hence my hunch is owners kept away from being vulnerable to being caught at such an event.

In addition, there are several other personal reasons why a large chunk of supercar owners prefer to be discrete and do not like the limelight such events bring.
I think GS has made this event a bit too commercial for his company's marketing needs, supercar owners would much rather have a well organised drive event than a show-off parade. Instead of publicly advertising about the event and creating media hype it would be nicer to have private drives organised without inviting the media.
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I think GS has made this event a bit too commercial for his company's marketing needs, supercar owners would much rather have a well organised drive event than a show-off parade. Instead of publicly advertising about the event and creating media hype it would be nicer to have private drives organised without inviting the media.
GS has said quite a few times at previous events that the Supercar Show is for the public; to encourage and entertain young supercar lovers in the city. I'm sure they have several more private get-togethers for the supercar owners through the rest of the year. (Actually i saw the Superlegerra and the Golden Aventador 2 nights earlier, and boy did it sound INSANE!!).

It's too bad that a majority of the viewers just don't know how to behave (or even stay on the sidewalk, rather than stand in the middle of the road).

I gotta hand it to GS for personally bringing fresh stuff in every year. Like the Hot Rod this year - its something rarely ever seen in India. And the widebody on the BMW looks wicked too.

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GS has said quite a few times at previous events that the Supercar Show is for the public; to encourage and entertain young supercar lovers in the city. I'm sure they have several more private get-togethers for the supercar owners through the rest of the year. (Actually i saw the Superlegerra and the Golden Aventador 2 nights earlier, and boy did it sound INSANE!!).

It's too bad that a majority of the viewers just don't know how to behave (or even stay on the sidewalk, rather than stand in the middle of the road).

I gotta hand it to GS for personally bringing fresh stuff in every year. Like the Hot Rod this year - its something rarely ever seen in India. And the widebody on the BMW looks wicked too.

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Its a great initiative no doubt, but the fact is that there are less and less people entering their cars every year only because the public doesn't know how to behave, and the supercar owners end up suffering.

Also its no longer a rally, because the cars are literally 2 and 3 together besides maybe the first 7-8 cars. Earlier we used to have almost all the cars together. This is only because of the fact that everyone wants to drive along with the supercars, and not watch from the sidelines. And this leads to loads of other cars on the street causing jams. Because of this people get to see the supercars accelerating, etc much less since there is no space to do so.

I think a big reason many supercar owners enter this is to drive along with all the other supercars, and not just 2-3 supercars together.

A possible solution for this would be to not publicize the drive in any way, so there is less traffic on the street. And to have the drive first and the display after. The display timings can be publicized, and hence the public can still view the cars from behind barricades. In this case the purpose of the show is still met since the public gets to see all the supercars, while the owners get to enjoy their drive in the morning without having to worry about all kinds of different things happening to their cars.

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kudos to GS for the efforts he puts up every year to organise something like this for a common man who would otherwise be deprived of seeing these beauties in his life.

though this year's line up seems smaller than previous years - i believe it is purely because of the rowdiness/disrespect people show towards the cars (leaning on them, driving dangerously close to them etc.) and also because of the tax raids that happened after the last rally (primarily due to the indore reg. audi r8 going up in flames)

it was a pleasant sight to see GHS's immaculately maintained "Herbie". also can't help but drool over the Fiat 500 which palitrana captured in one of his pics with the t-rex.
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Did anyone notice the BBT sticker on the RR Drophead ? I am wondering did the guy really bought a used drophead?

The purple circle.
So is it wrong to buy a used exotic?
That car is indeed from BBT. Belonged to the then-serial car collector from Hyderabad once upon a time.
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Some pics of the rally - resized them to a smaller size for mobile app users :
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Breaking rules : Traffic and Safety rules were broken on a big scale by almost everyone who was a part of the Supercar Rally - car enthusiasts, participants, pedestrians, media.

1. People hanging out of their windows / sunroofs while cars were being driven at high speeds. Its dangerous to just put your hand out of a vehicle - here you have half your body out.

2. Participants having their occupants out of the sun roof while driving fast. I cant imagine what would happen if the car would have suddenly accelerated or braked.

3. Bikers cutting lanes and riding dangerously fast just to get a glimpse of the supercars. Most just seem to have been racing against them.

4. Pedestrians standing on dividers and jumping onto the road right in front of the cars to get pics.

5. Pedestrians standing a few meters inside the Bandra Worli Sea Link.

6. Cars parked on the Bandra Worli Sea Link.

7. Many supercars were seen cutting lanes and racing at very high speeds on the BWSL.

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