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Old 9th July 2006, 22:27   #106
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Nice pics,bro.
Islero is right now working on the report.
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9:45 A.M: Called Nitrous and told him I'd be coming along shortly. Hotrod turns up at my place, all ready and raring to go. I finish my lunch, and we set off at a brisk pace.

10:15 A.M: We arrive to find Nitrous, headers, and mail4ajo doing what TBHP-ians do best: peeking into a car's engine (in this case it was Nitrous's Ikon)
Anyways, we introduced ourselves, and the members started pouring in!! slipstream, hianoo, supremebaleno, manx, 5u3zero, ksethuram, neoranjit, madan, venkatesh, and jakesride. 15 people had turned up!!! Awesome!!


So we hang around for a while, check out 5u3zero's awesome Palio. Its got a super ice setup (I dont know ANYTHING about ICE, but it sounded damn good, and looked pretty nice too!! And it seems to have won awards too......respect). His car also had engine mods, and when he blipped the throttle, the sound coming out of that custom-made freeflow was bliss!!!

Then there was headers's Gypsy, slipstream's superbly-maintained Maruti 1000 ( Someone spent a tiresome morning scrubbing away, I think, lol), and Manx's really cool-looking 800, not to forget hianoo's purple Zen with black-painted metal wheels.

Anyways, so after some banter, we troop off to the nearby Coffee day, find out they dont have enough place in the air-conditioned part for all of us, so settle for the open back-side, roasting nicely in the mid-afternoon sun!!

And so we chat on about Yamaha RD's, drag cars, upgrades, the 'worst crashes ever' thread, and about what we should do for the next meet. The time flies, and we head back to the beach after an ejoyable chatting (yapping?) session.

Headers wants to try out a handbrake turn, the idea which he had suggested to slipstream in the previous meet, so he sets off in the 1000.
he passes by us, and I'm wondering 'why hasnt he done it yet?' and suddenly the car turns hard to the right, and theres a loud noise as the tyres wail in protest to the 1000's rather sudden change in direction. But it dosent stop moving, it moved towards the pavement, and didnt stop at all........until it was inches away from it. By that time, slipstream had his hands on his head in distress, and the look on his face was memorable. Apparently, the fornt brake force is not distibuted between the two wheels properly in his car. That was a REALLY close one. An amazing handbrake turn, and a startling display of car control, but close nevertheless.

By then, people were starting to take the vehicles for a spin, and we spent some more time enjoyably (the only jarring factor being the sun beating down upon us!!!).

Almost too soon, it was time to leave. Manx and Nitrous doing the customary burnouts to mark their exit, while the sticky rubber on 5u3zero's simply refused to let go, when he tried a burnout!!

So it was a great meet, so much fun, and so aweosme meeting like-minded car people from hometown!!!
And I must say I learnt a lot today from the other members, all of them much senior and with a whole lot more experience than me!!!

A big thanks to everyone who attended and made this meet a success, and, most of all, A BIG THANK YOU TO NITROUS for taking so much pains to organise this meet. We all owe it to that guy.

Cheers to all!!!

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PS: Guys, I think at least one other person has to post a report, I may have missed some details etc

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hi guys,

It was a great meet, i missed the previous meet thanks to mail4ajo for sending a PM else i would have missed this meet

nice write up islero

and great pics mail4ajo
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Now, why haven't anyone posted the "guest appearance" at the meet??
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Looks like I missed a ery good meet. I got tied up at home with a surprise guest visit.

Any pictures of the cars and their interiors. I saw someone mentioning the ICE in one of the cars was cool. It would be great if one of you can post pictires of the cars and also an introduction of the guys in the photo with arrows showing who is who.

Thanks.
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Now, why haven't anyone posted the "guest appearance" at the meet??
Sounds more like "Who will bell the cat ?" All I would say on this is that one tbhp-ian was spotted on a bike (Avenger ?), cruising along the beach road, possibly to checkout how the meet's coming up. Hint - it's a member who is currently banned.

Actually, islero, there were 17 tbhp-ians at the meet - I might be wrong.

I have some more pics taken on my cam (including one rare snap by islero - I could not figure out what he photographed. Will put it up for you guys to decipher).
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Here come the snaps of the members at Cafe Coffee Day. I am not good at remembering names. So, it would be great if someone could put names to the faces.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/33622.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/33623.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/33624.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/33625.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/33626.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/33627.jpg
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4293/dscf11852ze.jpg
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3251/dscf11864nt.jpg

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Some more pics (including group snaps at the beach)
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5224/dscf11870wq.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6995/dscf11885cx.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7897/dscf11896io.jpg
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/4169/dscf11909gu.jpg

And here come the cars. Could not get all the cars that were present for the meet though (missed the super-ICEd Palio, an Esteem, a Swift, nitrous' Ikon, an M800 with a nice exhaust note and a couple of bikes).
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/524...rsgypsy1ty.jpg
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/822...msm10001md.jpg
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/1442/dscf11925se.jpg

And finally here is islero's mystery snap.
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7...erosnap3js.jpg
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Here come the snaps of the members at Cafe Coffee Day. I am not good at remembering names. So, it would be great if someone could put names to the faces.
They are 5u3zero,madan and headers (from L to R)

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Actually, islero, there were 17 tbhp-ians at the meet - I might be wrong.
15 members and 2 guests.

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neat pics supreme....and islero, what on earth were u tryin while clicking that mysterious pic, man ?

A great meet, really bubbly and cheerful members......all in all.....one helluva Sunday morning !

Whew ! I'm looking forward to the next meet already !!!!

Cheers,

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Hi guyz..
had a wonderful time..!
nice meet !
thnkx nitrous 4 organising one like tat..

cheers
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And finally here is islero's mystery snap.
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7...erosnap3js.jpg
It seems many people are confused by my 'mystery snap', as they prefer to call it.....this snap, I must say, was the toughest to take, and involved a complicated change in camera settings and ambient light conditions in order to obtain the optimum gamma correction, giving us this truly moving picture of a roof.......LOL

The truth was, I was figuring out where the camera 'shoot' button was, after grabbing the camera from supreme, and ended up clicking this and forgetting to delete it!! LOL

I promise to bring my camera to my next meet and take better pics.......

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Nice pictures xtreme... Can someone post pictures of the cars that were missed out....
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It was a pretty good time at the meet. However, one problem with meeting up at the beach in the morning is the intense Chennai heat - how long can you discuss cars under the hot sun ?

I have an idea for the next meet - don't know how much feasible, though.
We usually have our office day-outs at one of those beachhouses along ECR, which can be rented out for 12/24 hours. Apart from the beachhouse itself, these usually have a nice, big yard with trees to provide shade - helpful to park the cars and check them out. Some of them also have a swimming pool to chill out and volleyball court etc. The beach would also be a few metres away.
Will it be a nice idea to rent out one of these for our meet ? Don't have any idea about the rental cost - will check with our office admin dept. on this. We could order food from one of the many restaurants on ECR and for those that like their drink, could get some booze too. Ofcourse, quite some planning / co-ordination is involved.

Any Chennai tbhp-ians that own a beachhouse ?

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Good meet. Except for the darn heat.

Nice pics SupremeBaleno & Mail4ajo. Thanks for taking out time and posting the report, Islero.

THANKS VERY MUCH Nitrous for making this happen!
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