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Old 15th April 2012, 13:06   #1021
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Okay the meet has been finalised.

Venue : Highway Garden (opp. Oberon mall)
Time : 3 pm.

Confirmed BHPians:

1. Naveen.raju (might be a bit late)
2. Speed.Demon
3. Rajoy123
4. Figo_mba
5. Skyline GT-R

Hope to see you there guys!!
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Old 15th April 2012, 19:23   #1022
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It was really nice to meet u all! Pics will follow soon i hope..

PS: speed demon, good luck for tomoro's exam!
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Old 15th April 2012, 19:37   #1023
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Ok so 5 of us met.... What's more we went and checked out the ertiga and
chat for.a while... We decided to go for a short trip the next time we meet.... more on this later

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Old 15th April 2012, 19:51   #1024
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Ok so 5 of us met.... What's more we went and checked out the ertiga and
chat for.a while... We decided to go for a short trip the next time we meet.... more on this later
Hey all are new faces except you, missed the meet. Hope to join the next one at least.
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Old 15th April 2012, 19:56   #1025
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Ok so 5 of us met.... What's more we went and checked out the ertiga and
chat for.a while... We decided to go for a short trip the next time we meet.... more on this later

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Thanks for the picture, Figo_mba!!

I think more pics were taken, please upload them all!!

Yea, we had a small but nice meet. We took a spin in Rajoy123's brand new i20 and it didn't fail to impress.
As Figo_mba said, we went to the Kalamessery Indus showroom to check out the Ertiga.
I for one think it looks great. But as an MUV, its terrible. The rear seats are horribly cramped and the boot, well there isn't one!!
No doubt the 1.3 MJD and the Maruti badge will see it sell in some numbers, but only time will tell.

We then came back to Highway Garden and chatted away, and checked out the cars.
Prashob showed us the stock ICE in his Figo and we agreed that it wasn't bad - until you visited the ICE section on TBHP!!

Govind showed off the great sub in his Ritz and his comps were fantastic!!

Then my car - well, they all had a good laugh looking at it, and there was even more laughter when I started it up. I guess they were all thinking " this guy must be off his rocker to be seen in that thing!!"
Ah well, I still like her though, except the damn spoiler!!

We are having a drive meet the next time though, so let's get the planning started!!
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Old 15th April 2012, 20:46   #1026
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Really sorry guys. Was bit busy.
@Prem, Vineeth - My phone was left in the car. Saw the call sometime back.

Good to see new faces this time. Hope to meet you guys soon. Hey, plan that trip guys. Maybe, we can have a family trip this time.

Where are the pics?
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Old 15th April 2012, 23:45   #1027
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There is one more pic of the cars parked together. Will upload that soon.
Have to erase the reg numbers.

It was nice meeting guys who share the same love for cars.

Speed Demon really shocked us with the ICE on his Wagon. Man!! that's an awesome ICE you've got on your ride.

Rajoy123 Welcome to Kochi.. Glad to meet you... Good to know that you've been on meets in Hyderabad.

Govi- You are a surprise. Good to see you... Now that you have a face to associate to the name I hope you will be a regular.

Skyline - So we meet after a long time.

Naveen.Raju.. man you should have been there ... Missed ya.

Now for the core matter.

Lets ride out to somewhere in the vicinity of Kochi.
Choices please

Choice 1. Arthunkal via the scenic/good surfaced Coastal highway via Chellanam and kannamali (DOnt know how it spelt in English)

Choice 2, Choice 3, Choice 4 etc... Please post it guys..

Dates: How about May 1 (Would be a holiday for all )

what say ? Please put your thoughts.
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It was a nice meet. (even though i had to leave the lone lady @ the bar :-) & join you)

Speed Demon's Wagon R ICE rocks.

I hope Rajoy has gotten over the shock (2.25L clicks on Figo_Mba's Swift)

Lets drive to Arthunkal. it's a place which most of has not visited yet...so why not?

Ertiga is nothing exceptional but 1.3 MJD + Maruti has not failed (SX4 did not sell because of its looks) till now & Maruti has made a new segment (LUV) to counter the Duster/Ecosport/Rio MJD mini SUV brigade.

@naveen, it's okay man. i'm sure you would have come, if there was a way.
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Dates: How about May 1 (Would be a holiday for all )

what say ? Please put your thoughts.
What about a May 5th meet. I will be there at Cochin during that weekend.
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Old 16th April 2012, 09:32   #1030
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Let's decide the date few weeks in advance. Arthunkal is somewhere near Cherai right? If so, that would be the best place.

Athirampilly is another choice but bit far when compared to Cherai and also it will be crowded.
Let's decide the date and time.
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Old 16th April 2012, 21:05   #1031
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I always thought Arthungal was somewhere near Chertala.

Anyways, I like the sound of that place. I'm in!!

May 1 is good for me.
Will try to see about May 5.

Yea Naveen, We college kids went on a bike trip to Athirapilly on Friday the 13th and boy, it was CROWDED!! I thought the date would have kept people home, lol.

Yea forgot to mention Rajoy sir's shock in the thread report. Poor chap couldn't get over it at all (2.25 lakh kliks, are you kidding me?? )

We should have maximum participation this time, so come on Kochiites, wake up and start posting!!
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Attaching the routes to clarify the location.

I'm OK with May 1 / May 5.

I agree with naveen on fixing the date before moving ahead.
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It was nice meeting guys who share the same love for cars.
Naveen.Raju.. man you should have been there ... Missed ya.

Now for the core matter.
Choice 1. Arthunkal via the scenic/good surfaced Coastal highway via Chellanam and kannamali (DOnt know how it spelt in English)

what say ? Please put your thoughts.
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Really sorry guys. Was bit busy.

Good to see new faces this time. Hope to meet you guys soon. Hey, plan that trip guys. Maybe, we can have a family trip this time.

Where are the pics?
Sorry guys that i couldnt come along.
naveen.raju is conspicuous by his absence in the snap. I was wondering "How come he of all persons missed the beat"

I so sorely missed out on meeting the new faces.

The road to Arthunkal is broken at places for a stretch of around 8 Kms. Had been there recently. Otherwise the drive is nice. If you are to follow the highway route (as shown by Skyline's first map) to go straight, it isnt worth. The drive has to be through the coastal route.
1) You can come cross the Thoppumpady BOT bridge - take right, go towards fort cochin via PT Jacob Road. At the T junction take left to intercept the coastal route where it starts. Lat Long- (9.934929 N,076.246147 E)
2) Else, from Thoppumpady, take a left and intercept the coastal route through Palluruthy as shown by (Skyline's second map)

As an alternate to Arthunkal, we can also consider Andhakaranazhi (Light house Chertala). The place has been taken up and developed by KTDC. It is just close by.
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I went to andhakaranazhi yesterday morning, just to see if the roads are good. the route is good, especially for nature lovers.

So, is the program still on for may 5th?
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may 5th or is may 1st??

The program is still on, now we decide the location and date!!

Come on guys, cast your votes!!
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