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Old 15th January 2012, 19:47   #436
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Brilliant drive today. A few of us drove up to Sula Vineyard at Nasik. Well there was no Aventador at the meet but a Cayman did join us for a while . Fellow member Dante.

The drive back from Nasik to Mumbai was great and we made it back from Nasik to Mumbai in about 2 hours flat.

Also nice meeting the few that I met today, especially Tbhp's star photographer Mr.Rudra. Pity I couldn't meet too many more.

We have some brilliant footage from a camera mounted first in Xehaust's superb and then in my 320d.
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It was a wonderful meet guys, we should do this often. I must add that the second half of the meet was even more wonderful.

The day started off well. Reached the venue a bit late, courtesy a friend who got lost in the station! Reached the venue bang on time, when the convoy was just leaving! The first half of the drive was not too pleasant for me, my humble 1.3 engine had a tough time catching up with the germans... I could not recognize any other car since I was late & I dint know the location, so I had a tough time catching up. Later they stopped at a tea shop & later on drove sedately. The twisties on the ghats was fun.

Reached Manas resort, a beautiful place at a even more beautiful location. Met everyone & had the delicious breakfast. After a quick photoshoot, the Germans moved on towards Nashik while we took a 'U' towards Oye Punjab to meet the Group B.

This has been like the most amazing drive since I bought my car. There was a small convoy of cars which included me in Punto, Amit Baswant in Altura, el obo in his Vento & Amit in his Punto. We were doing decent & comfortable speeds & had a very very good drive to Oye Punjab.

Met the Group B there. Kudos to nomadabhi for organizing such a nice place for us. The food was just amazing, especially paneer & gulab jamun!

I am all in for a drive soon. I dont mind the same location... the same ghats!

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Brilliant drive today. A few of us drove up to Sula Vineyard at Nasik. Well there was no Aventador at the meet but a Cayman did join us for a while . Fellow member Dante.

The drive back from Nasik to Mumbai was great and we made it back from Nasik to Mumbai in about 2 hours flat.

Also nice meeting the few that I met today, especially Tbhp's star photographer Mr.Rudra. Pity I couldn't meet too many more.

We have some brilliant footage from a camera mounted first in Xehaust's superb and then in my 320d.

That is cool. Took me the same time. The route is amazing and way better than EWay.
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Hello,

It was really a wonderful meet today. This was my first meet but truly speaking, the people I met were really humble to make me feel part of family.

Thank you all for attending & making this meet a success. I will definitely be part of these meets in future.

I arrangements were great, food was superb. The terrace settings was perfect for a meet like this where everyone can gel around with others. I sincerely appreciate time & efforts invested by Nomadabhi. I also appreciate KSM-Vtec (& others) for their negotiating skills while re-negotiating the package.

Also my wife & daughter were happy to see you all.

Just one picture from my side:

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That is cool. Took me the same time. The route is amazing and way better than EWay.
Yes it is definitely smoother than the E-Way. The only problem are those few rumblers which are annoying. When I say 2 hours to Mumbai I mean from the time we got onto the main highway at Nasik till the time I was home in Parel

Oh there is a video of the full Kasara ghaat section where the road splits into a one way, took some 4 minutes odd.
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Nice pics. Plenty of people !

Oye Punjab looks like a great retreat !

Mods> Can you tag the pics for identification?

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Great meet, good food, lots of chit-chat, super photos coming in!
Thanks all, special thanks to NomadAbhi, KSM-vTEC, Viraj and of course, WomanOnWheels!
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Hi all,
this was my first meet and firstly I must say thanks to HVK Sir for sending me invite sms a day before and good that I didnt miss this chance. Infact, just before leaving from home today morning, I located this thread!

Overall I would say a wonderful experience, good to meet the members in person. Nice choice of venue, food was yummy. Special Thanks to the organizing team, and also the ones who took their time-out and made this meet a success.

looking forward for more such meets, and next time, drive-along too.

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Brilliant drive today. A few of us drove up to Sula Vineyard at Nasik. Well there was no Aventador at the meet but a Cayman did join us for a while . Fellow member Dante.

The drive back from Nasik to Mumbai was great and we made it back from Nasik to Mumbai in about 2 hours flat.

Also nice meeting the few that I met today, especially Tbhp's star photographer Mr.Rudra. Pity I couldn't meet too many more.

We have some brilliant footage from a camera mounted first in Xehaust's superb and then in my 320d.
Lol the aventador got back the previous day. . .but i am sure the cayman must have been great

Yeah the drive back was surprisingly quick, i was expecting much more traffic . . . About 40mins from manas to Oye Punjabi and then another 1hr from there to bandra

I am sure the footage from our gopro on balenopowers car must be great. . . With the bikes cornering and closing into the cam. . . And our cars squealing on the corners. . .lets wait for the uploads

Lets head back there soon. . . Maybe after the supercar Sunday

Thanks again to ALL for making this happen!!!

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When I say 2 hours to Mumbai I mean from the time we got onto the main highway at Nasik till the time I was home in Parel
You didnt mention it before though

Btw, Mine was from Trimbakeshwar to Kalyan in my humble drive
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Guys, Gals & Ladies,

A Fantastic meet! It was great meeting all old friends and making many more new ones!
Missed meeting the Germans, as I could not make it for the morning drive, but am sure there will be a next time, and I hope soon!

A big thank you to WoW for initiating this meet!
nomadabhi superb arrangements! Take a bow sir! (applauding)
KSM-Vtec master organiser as always!

And now eagerly awaiting many many more photographs/ videos of the meet, both Pre "Oye Punjab" drive and from "Oye Punjab"
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The day started off well. Reached the venue a bit late, courtesy a friend who got lost in the station!
That is why you should pick your friends up from their residence from next time onwards. O and btw I really am very much impressed with the ride and handling of your Punto. Guess that is why we have sooo many Fiat fans on this forum. I experienced the twistys today to believe it!!

There was one thing which I did notice today. From petrolheads the whole trend is turning to becoming dieselheads. I mean there were almost only diesel cars for the morning drive. I miss those high revving petrol engines with free flows et all. Its all about a stock turbo diesel now.

How I wish I had got my car today for the drive but couldn't cause of the Marathon, hence was in Raj_5004's car!!
Anyways the meet was fun. Great initiative and great arrangements made.

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Here's the Panorama I clicked today. Will post the rest tomorrow. Again, a great meet we had.
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Here's the group pic at Manas:

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And a couple of random pics I clicked when we stopped somewhere on the way:

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Had a really enjoyable first meet! The road with all its curves was a lot of fun and I touched the top speed of my humble Figo several times. Hope we do this more often..!
Sorry I couldn't come to Oye Punjabi for the meet as my friends who had come with me had some prior appointments.

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Great meet guys. Its always good to see the BHPians in such a huge number. A heartfelt thanks to WoW for initiating the meet, Nomadabhi for the arrangements, KSM_Vtech for the negotiations, Viraj for the collections and HVK for being the usual HVK.
The assembling for the option B guys hapened on time, we were to start on time for the ride but had some tense moments when HVK's Scorpio developed a snag. Was about to tweet AM for the replacement car suddenly HVK's ride roared back to life. The ride to Oye Punjab was very smooth I must say, the location simply fantastic (saved us another toll). The food was equally good. The Mehfil started to come to its colour with lots of animated discussions and finally when it ended there were some sweet memoties to carry back home. Posting the pics from my side.
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