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Old 1st April 2012, 15:09   #2551
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This Evo 6 belongs to a Rally driver and I am pretty sure that it's the real deal. I am tempted to post the name of the guy but I am not sure that would be right thing to do.

He is associated with Red Rooster Racing.

Are you sure? because the lancer I have seen him driving had multiple colors similar to his Baleno. This one on the other hand was white from the very beginning.
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Are you sure? because the lancer I have seen him driving had multiple colors similar to his Baleno. This one on the other hand was white from the very beginning.
Ownership of this Lancer really isn't that much of a secret. If you've followed the Kolkata wheel war thread, you'll see pics of the owner. That should remove all doubts

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-2010-a-5.html (Wheel War II - Kolkata Drag 3rd October. EDIT : Postponed to 31st October 2010.)
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Guys Some News:

The owner of the Ferrari 348,F430,458 is getting a Lamborghini Murchielago.He's selling of the Merc SL 63 AMG.The car should be arriving from delhi any day.

Calcutta is getting its first Merc G55 AMG in a few weeks time.
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Cal's first Black G55 AMG has arrived at the dealership and should be meeting its new owner tomorrow.
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Guys Some News:

The owner of the Ferrari 348,F430,458 is getting a Lamborghini Murchielago.He's selling of the Merc SL 63 AMG.The car should be arriving from delhi any day.

Calcutta is getting its first Merc G55 AMG in a few weeks time.
Is he getting the elusive DL regd yellow LP640?

I too heard it is coming to WB.
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Is he getting the elusive DL regd yellow LP640?

I too heard it is coming to WB.
Yes thats the car he will be getting,Scorcher.
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Some Spottings:

Audi R8 V10 Maroon.
This has been sold and the new owner shall be keeping it in Calcutta.
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Cal's First G55 ///AMG.

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Cal's Second Facelifted Mercedes Benz SLK.

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Calcutta's First F10 BMW M5 has arrived this evening.It has been bought by the BMW Showroom owner for his personal use.
A Maroon 640D is also on Display at OSL awaiting someone to purchase it.
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Calcutta's First F10 BMW M5 has arrived this evening.It has been bought by the BMW Showroom owner for his personal use.
A Maroon 640D is also on Display at OSL awaiting someone to purchase it.
Caught a glimpse of the BMW M5 today at the dealer.
It looks Hot.Cant wait to spot it burning rubber on the roads of Cal.
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Caught a glimpse of the BMW M5 today at the dealer.
It looks Hot.Cant wait to spot it burning rubber on the roads of Cal.
That, IMO, is the best color for the new M5. Looks fabulous. Less showy than the E60 as well. Brilliant sleeper car! Great choice by the owner.
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Spotted this today at Rashbehari crossing
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This is an excerpt from Jeremy Clarkson's book "Motoworld"


"Me, I was more taken with a brightyellow Lotus Esprit Turbo which had just cruised by. Calcutta is where they make the Hindustan Ambassador better known as the 1950s Morris Oxford and the luxurious Hindustan Contessa, an old Vauxhall. Every single car on the streets is a Hindustan of indeterminate age and condition. Some have brakes. Some have steering. Some have suspension. Some have none of these things and are therefore a bit worrying. But there, in the middle of it all, was the yellow Lotus. What kind of moron would drive a car like that in a country where driving is not a chore or an art form? In India, driving is something you learn to do badly."


He talks about spotting an Esprit in Calcutta. Does this car really exist?
The owner of the 4 Ferraris did have a Lotus , was it an Espirit
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This is an excerpt from Jeremy Clarkson's book "Motoworld"


"Me, I was more taken with a brightyellow Lotus Esprit Turbo which had just cruised by. Calcutta is where they make the Hindustan Ambassador better known as the 1950s Morris Oxford and the luxurious Hindustan Contessa, an old Vauxhall. Every single car on the streets is a Hindustan of indeterminate age and condition. Some have brakes. Some have steering. Some have suspension. Some have none of these things and are therefore a bit worrying. But there, in the middle of it all, was the yellow Lotus. What kind of moron would drive a car like that in a country where driving is not a chore or an art form? In India, driving is something you learn to do badly."


He talks about spotting an Esprit in Calcutta. Does this car really exist?
The owner of the 4 Ferraris did have a Lotus , was it an Espirit
Yes its true that the owner of the 4 Ferraris did have a Lotus and that was an Espirit.That was sold by him during the 90's.No idea about its current whereabouts.
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Rohin,the Lotus has been repainted to green and is in Mumbai currently i think.

I cant imagine what would have happened if Jeremy Clarkson and Mr BN had talked to each other on that fateful day in Calcutta.Both are highly vociferous and enthusiastic car lovers and they do not mince words.

In the recent Tollygunge Vintage Show i had asked Mr BN,about his Lotus Espirit,and he immediately had an exasperated look on this face.
"That car was rubbish.Unreliable!Owners of those cars become good mechanics after they had own british cars,because british engineers cant be bothered about reliability!They are more worried if the leather in the car is of the correct shade,and is the wood polished perfectly.Idiots".I did not ask any further.He had a Rolls Royce too,which broke down very soon after purchasing it.Sold it.

I can imagine the look of JC's face if he had said that said same thing to him.

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I can imagine the look of JC's face if he had said that said same thing to him.
I think, heart of hearts, JC might just agree with him.

But you know how it is when you're biased, right?

You look at your own 5 year old kid, with bunny teeth and large spectacles, and you'd still love the little twit to bits!

For the record, the Espirit is one of my favourite cars. It looks sublime, and I suppose it handles just the way it looks too. But there is a reason why the British car industry is in tatters today. Especially when you compare it to how it had boomed several decades ago.
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