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Saturday afternoon/evening 7 35.00%
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Sunday Evening 4.00 PM 2 10.00%
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Old 2nd July 2007, 14:45   #91
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Here is a report from me.

Had spent a good part of the early morning washing my car and cleaning the interiors.

I reached woodlands drive in at 11.30 am just behind nitrous. Esteem lover and few others were already waiting for us. It was a hot day and all hopes of rain were dashed to the ground.

Manek made his grand entry with his immacutely maintained pre-owned RD350. Everything on that machine was stock, original and was gleaming - paint, chrome, everything. Was treated to a ride around the block on the RD and it was fantastic. No high speed run but a nice sedate ride. She sounds lovely but IMO a lil louder would be even better.

The rest of the gang - Islero, Bottle, 16c100bhp, etc trickled in one by one. Intro's were followed by some car talk - what mod's and what performance, and the heat was getting too much. Soft drinks arrived and the dreaded question was thrown at Manek - Yewlo mileage? (what's the mileage on the RD?)

Here is the list of the cars and owners.

1. E_L - Esteem (metallic Green - Alloys and michelin XM1's)

2. Nitrous - Wine red Ford Ikon (Universal K&N)

3. Bottle - Spanking new Black Palio Stile 1.6 (stock for now)

4. 16v100bhp - Yellow Palio S10 1.6 with free flow and K&N

5. Neoranjith - Pearl silver Esteem (Stock 2004 model).

6. Supremebleno - Black baleno with alloys.

7. Me (aditya) and my pearl silver esteem - FFE and K&N.

Hope i havent missed out anyone else.

Finally we decided to head to Moonrakers in Mahab's. Nitrous and E_L left their cars behind as we had more cars than required.

The drive to mahab's was spirited and fun. No racing of any sorts.

Islero was my passenger and on one stretch he was stunned with the performance of my car.

I gear - 55kmph
II gear - 110kmph+ (needle was between 110 and 115 kmph)
III gear - 165kmph.

(All above fig's are speedo readings).

Finally there was a bhp'ian who had witnessed it. All those comments - not possible, ur kidding, blah blah was blown to bits.

We reached Moonraker in a short while and we got a large table on the topmost floor.

Beer and food were ordered - lotsa squid, beef, fish etc. Surprisingly no chicken. After a few beers and lotsa food and loads of car talk, we settled the check and headed back to town. Time was 5pm.

Stopped on the way for a fotoshoot and i slipped into the racing seats of the yellow palio. The seats were awesome. Grip you really well when you take tight turns and the quality was appreciable.

After some snaps we headed back to Woody's, bid goodbye to each other.

It was one beautiful meet. I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks everyone.

Wish the rest could make it - Slipstream, Madan, surprise (surprising even nitrous, our seasoned member hasnt met him), octavia2, sideways, proxima, subbu, etc.

Now guys please post the snaps. Hope u all liked the report.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 14:56   #92
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Adi , thanks for the invite man. Sure will do sometime and would be a honor to meet the chennai folks too.
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toooo many thing to do in one day!! i hate myself for having missed all that fun! looks like you guys had a jolly good time. sheesh!

its ironical...... i was bugginh john about a week ago about how we should have a meet sometime soon and that its been really long! sorry john.... i just couldn't make it.

on the bright side of things i got to ride shotgun in a BRAND NEW Merc S320. YES! was wit the car right from late saturday night till early sunday morning. its a dream! i'l rant on about how good it was in a more appropriate thread. belongs to my friends uncle.

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Thanks for taking the effort to pen a proper report, aditya.

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Had spent a good part of the early morning washing my car and cleaning the interiors.
And I thought I was the only one slogging for 2 hours to clean all the muck from the week or two of unexpected Chennai rains.

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the dreaded question was thrown at Manek - Yewlo mileage? (what's the mileage on the RD?)
And like a true RD fan, manek replied, "Poda" (tamil for get lost).

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Here is the list of the cars and owners. Hope i havent missed out anyone else.
You missed mail4ajo and his black Alto, which was also left behind at Woodlands, while he joined me in my car.

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Finally there was a bhp'ian who had witnessed it.
I would love to be a passenger in your car at the next meet/drive. I am a sucker for nice sounding cars. Plus would be nice to check out the Esteem's performance.

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After some snaps we headed back to Woody's, bid goodbye to each other.
Sorry for not waiting for you guys. Had to rush home after dropping ajo at woodlands as wifey was getting impatient.

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Hope u all liked the report. Now guys please post the snaps.
We surely loved the report. And how about john, ranjith etc posting their share of the snaps ?
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Adi, that's a great report you have there. It makes things easy for us lazy goose. Thanks!

But where are the rest of the snaps. There was a photographer amongst us, remember?? Ranjith bhaai... still washing??? Thought its the digital age...
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Yeah.. finally woke up If someone can PM me their mail id.. i can mail you the pics I shot.

@16V : thanks for the pose while driving back . Pic has come out well.
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Nice to view the pics already put up.
john, when do you plan to release the pics you shot? Or will there be an exclusive premiere for the same?
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@16V : thanks for the pose while driving back . Pic has come out well.
Its my pleasure dude I'm really eager to see that one. Just sent you my mail id.
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Hey looks like you guys had a blast. Couldn't stop myself from drooling at the quality of the seafood.
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You missed mail4ajo and his black Alto, which was also left behind at Woodlands, while he joined me in my car.
Oops!!! Sorry Ajo. Dunno how i missed mentioning you.

P.S. Neo, have sent u a PM.

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Oops!!! Sorry Ajo. Dunno how i missed mentioning you. ---> cos he didnt share the second beer with you ? ( kidding )
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cos he didnt share the second beer with you ? ( kidding )
Actually he did offer to. But since i was driving i had to turn it down. But the food... aaahhh... that was too tempting to ignore.
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1. L-R : Ahmed (16v100bhp), John (esteem lover), Bottle (forgot the real name), Nitrous, SupremeBaleno, Ajo, Islero and myself.

This was taken on the way back to town. Nitrous warning bottle not to mess with him



2. Nitrous narrating his track day experience.



3. Guess which car? If it was red IMO it would look a little like the hood of the Ferrari F40.



4. The palio behind Neo's car.



Thanks for the awesome pics neo. You are now the official fotographer for Chennai T-bhp.
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Note the gleaming green esteem

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