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Old 26th November 2013, 10:40   #646
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Really? Is it SM?

Its the need of the hour that we change the assembly timings for future drive meets.
See the 2nd picture, Vnabhi is still sleeping, despite being the last one to reach Meeting Point B.
LOL @Hyd_traveller. That was me saying a silent prayer that you should not turn up, so that you'd foot the bill! And my prayers were answered.

By the way, the last to reach was Ram Alluri, I reached 20 minutes before him.

And that was not SM, but Mrs. Shamanth. The resemblance with SM is strikingly close.
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Old 26th November 2013, 15:39   #647
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Hi Folks,

It was a great drive meet to Wgl. I am happy to meet many of you in person and of course the 'oldies' Avi, Rawal, Raveendra & Jr, Arun, Venu, Yash too.

The crowd always rocks and I am glad that food worked out well, without which I would have had to face lot of flak

The return trip to my home was the longest I have done so far from Wgl .

Special thanks to Gajadonga Jr, who was zipping through the roads to lead us to the PVNR expressway! Ecosportrules & myself were struggling to catch up the speeds!

Avi, appreciate your coordination and the energy 'bursts' that you provide to keep the TBHP Hyd chapter very active, good job!

It was the first long drive for my new car and I could feel the 'opening' up of it, in my return itself.

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Old 26th November 2013, 15:56   #648
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Awesome guys, missed this one, as I had too many engagements on that day ! Hope to catch up with the next meet up !
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Old 26th November 2013, 16:26   #649
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Firstly, a huge thanks to all folks who turned up for this meet and also those who were so nice to wake up early and see us off at the meeting point.

As is customary practice, we left the meeting point B about 30 minutes late as we were waiting for Vnabhi and Ram Alluri who were gunning their engines to the best extent possible but, somehow it just made them crawl even more...LOL

It was good to meet some new faces and especially the automotive crazy mallu (Crazybiker) who throughly enjoyed his ride ( assuming from his expression) while going by sitting in mammoth T-Fort and in my car on the return ride and seemed to have enjoyed his ride to the hilt.

We took off in our usual style, all engines widely open and everyone trying to show each other how heavy their right foot was and first 50kms was a blissful ride with 4 lane for which we paid Rs.110 ( Exorbitant for a return toll ticket) but, it was a revelation to see the Ford Ecosport "almost" keep up with the Cruze. Infact, not just the Ecosport but, even Ford Figo driven by young gun (Jayded) was also beautifully driven. Rajesh Rawal in his Polo TSI was all benchmarked to set a hot trail and run away into the horizon with a blaze of glory but, he was rather meek for most part of the drive and woke up a little later and showed all guys on the drive what a TSI can do. Great driving guys, was good company as I like people who can keep up with me

Most of the road was double road with good surface so we were easily keeping up a decent average and we reached Waranagal town around 11:30am but, were stuck for nearly 15 minutes in traffic due to a road blockade before reaching our hotel venue for lunch

The place and ambience is known to us and food was as usual brilliant except for a few snacks which werent really up to mark but, their mutton dishes are now legendary and i even took away a parcel of Gongura Mutton to relish it for a couple of days. Thanks to Srikanth for arrangement at the hotel venue and a special thanks to Autotryanny for his mallu wit and jokes. Almost reminded me of our dear mallu friend (Suren181) who left us a few months back.

Mrs Ecosport and Mrs.Shamanth were good sport and despite lack of women folk, hope they enjoyed themselves and will turn up for future meets and not disappear after this experience

Overall, it was fantastic and unique meet. Unique as for first time on a drive meet we had an almost equal headcount with respect to the cars which came for the drive and not joining as passengers which has kind of become a norm these days

Having busy days at work so will take some time to process the pictures from my camera which are approximately 60+ and share it here.

Lets open the new year (2015) with a drive meet in January. What say?
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Hey avi,
Thanks for the excellent write up.
Count us in for the January road trip
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That was me saying a silent prayer that you should not turn up, so that you'd foot the bill! And my prayers were answered.
And this was vnabhi's expression when he got the message that hyd_traveller was not coming and instead footing the bill.

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Rajesh Rawal in his Polo TSI was all benchmarked to set a hot trail and run away into the horizon with a blaze of glory but, he was rather meek for most part of the drive and woke up a little later and showed all guys on the drive what a TSI can do.
Speed is not everything, its the style and the attitude that matters. Cool Dude.

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Great driving guys, was good company as I like people who can keep up with me
But, was that an Estilo Overtaking the mighty Cruze ?

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and here is a Pictoral guide on what to do when you see the WA approaching you in your Rear View Mirror. The answer is simple, JUST MOVE OVER AND ENJOY while it pulls away.

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LOL @autotranny---those were great pics! And you've rightly picked the mighty Estilo that put the Cruze to shame! I'm told mobike008 called Srimath soon after that episode to find out how much an Estilo costs OTR.
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Thanks Vnabhi ji. Now I'm in the mood. Let's upload more pictures.

The start from point B once again, but this time I replace mobike008 in the picture.

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The Big BOYS lined up

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During the first photo-shoot break a few wise men came together to strategize. What were they thinking ?

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If the WA found its nemesis in the Estilo ; Jayded was still wondering how he was overtaken by a puny i-10. Wait till I get a bigger engine.

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If you thought the pictures of TBHP meets come easy, THINK AGAIN.

Mrs. Ecosport Rules had to brave some animals to take the perfect pictures.

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CrazyRider46 was not too far behind.

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And in the meanwhile, when he was not ruling the roads, mobike008 did indulge in his latest passion.

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This is the oldest trick in the trade, you take my picture and I take yours.

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And now the real stars of the day – THE RIDES

Gajadonga

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Ram Alluri

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Jayded

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Shamanth

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Ecosport Rules

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GetSurya

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Rajesh Rawal

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And last but not the least, mobike008

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Now all Three

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And then we drove back and reached the last pit stop. Don’t be fooled by the Toll. The 4 Lane roads don’t last for long.

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Then we said Adieu - Till we meet again

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Mobike008 – take a bow for a well organized meet

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Till the next one, I sign off.

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By the way, that was not me – that is just another person travelling in an AUTO.

The other rides that have not been seen here were either too fast or too slow for me to shoot.
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Hi autotranny,

Thoroughly enjoy your witty statements backed by great pictures! One creative eye you have there!!

Only, I wish my car's picture was not hazy :-)
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Ajay, I echo Getsurya comment.

That was a wonderful pictorial comments which I too enjoyed reading and it indeed brought some much needed cheer on this thread and btw, lovely photography ( loved the vintage look of the pics)

It was a pleasure arranging for this meet as usual
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Now that looks like one gr8 drive as i can see everyone had a wonderful time. Wonderful writeups from Avi and autotyranny you made me read it your post like a comic strip. Very witty indeed.!!

Got hold of this thread a bit late and missed some on my own. Keeping a watch now and hope 2015 has some rides in store for me
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You really are witty and creative autotranny.
It was indeed a great drive.
Eagerly waiting for the next one
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Haha, lol, amazing pictorial narration of the drive, Phototranny.
So until you lay hands on a diesel automatic, you can be our official photographer and narrator. You make me hate the i10 even more, by the way!

And @ mobike008,
Young gun? I might fool you all with my looks, but I am not even close to being young, lol. Had a great drive this time around with the cruze, shamanth's city, Ram's Safari, the ruler ecosport & Dr. sir's Elantra as well, and yeah, I'm up for the Jan drive meet.

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@Autotranny---thanks for the pics and the witty remarks! But it is not fair to leave out 3 cars from the group of 11---Yash's Punto, DeepV's Fabia and mine.

Please post them pronto.

Looking forward to the next drive.

@jayded---I've not seen a Figo been driven that hard. Compared to our Kurnool drive, where you were trailing, you more than made up for it this time. Did you remap your car?
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Looking forward to the next drive.

@jayded---I've not seen a Figo been driven that hard. Compared to our Kurnool drive, where you were trailing, you more than made up for it this time. Did you remap your car?
Thanks Venu sir, yeah I did enjoy the rush this time. During the Kurnool drive, the OEM MRFs were on it's last legs and hence didn't push it too much. The new found confidence is because of the lighter alloys and the relatively new Yoko C Drives. But yes, a remap would be awesome! Let's see.
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