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Old 19th July 2009, 23:40   #166
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was great to finally have something like this in Hyderabad! My vote goes to the Audi TT & the Indian Chief... was also good to say a quick Hello to some of you!
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A few more among the pics. that I took.

The entrance to the show.

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The replica mini rolls by Sudhakar of Sudha Cars.

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Entering the display hall. Sorry about this pic., my camera was acting up for a while!

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Yours truly with the Wolseley Golfers' Coupe at the main entrance, and with hillram's '61 Lambretta at the DHAA stall.

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Suren181 with his pride and joy at the New Mars stall!

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REQUEST TO MODS: Can this one post of mine be moved to this thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-2009-a-2.html (Hyderabad International Auto Show 2009)

Sorry, I was so far not aware of the above thread, hence posted here!
Thanks.

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Old 20th July 2009, 22:04   #168
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Hyderabad International Auto Show (HIAS) turned out to be quite a show after all and beat all my expectations.
The preparations began nearly a month back for me,when our own T-Bhpian KKR2kk2 aka Raj posted a thread about the show and pointed the link to the organisers.I lost no time in contacting them and sealing the deal for Deccan Heritage Automobile Association(DHAA) with the Talwars (Organisers) who were talking to other faction (as one of the T-Bhpian called).We finalised 6 Vintage cars and 6 Motorcycles.
Next step was to contact the owners of these classics and convince them to lend their beauties for 3-4 days.It took us 3 weeks to do repeated follow ups and meetings with owners and inspecting the cars,their preparation and progress and on on side coordinating with Talwars on media plans,coordinatuon with HICC.

Meanwhile I had done up my 1961 Lambretta and got a coat of polish and last minute servicing and oil changes and the beauty was ready for a ride to HICC.

15th July: I made a quick sortie with Talwars to HICC to identify the place for DHAA cars and were quite satisfied with out allocated place.I came back home quite happy.

16th July: The ultimate moment had come to bring these vintage cars and bikes to HICC and arrange them in logical order.We started to bring the cars by 1pm to HICC and to our surprise we were not allowed into the HICC through rear service entrance because the carpets were not laid on.Staff at HICC showed their defiance to enter the cars and we had a squabble there and the organisers quickly intervened and ensured that we got in.apparently one of the staff was shown the door for behaving in an unprofessional manner with DHAA.
By 9pm..all our cars and motorcycles has taken place and all the diplay boards,spot lights were all turned on.
DHAA stall was the first to get ready whileother stalls were still putting up their infrastructure.
I came back home by 11pm after a dinner with a close friend and relaxed.

17th July:
Reached HICC by 9am and ensured that all the vintage cars and bikes were polkished and cleaned bu our inhouse chap.
Opp to DHAA stand was New Mars stall , belonging to our favourite non T-BHP freind Prabhu assisted by Suren and Nazim.They had worked hard whole night and their stall was almost ready.Here i have a remark to make.
The next 3 days Nazim,Suren and Arun(joining on Sunday) plonked themselves at New Mars stall helping to the maximum to spread the good word of Prabhu and his fabulous work.This helping attitude of these guys simply melted my heart and showed the camaraderie of T-BHP.Occassionally we met across the stalls for a chit chat and Nazim was active all 3 days with his camera trying to get the best shots and at the same time wiping his sweat off the forehead.
Opening ceremony was a low fanfare with few govt officials making rounds to the stalls and MC explaining the whole info about the cars and accessories.

At the end of the day 1,Novotel hosted a lovely dinner for the few exhibitors and presented to all the owners of the Vintage cars and bikes of DHAA, a lovely momento to cherish.The dinner with cocktails was amazing.

Jan 18th : The second day was a crowd full and all the,possibly everyone trying to get an eye of the super cars.AMG stole the show and Mercedes Benz won the best stall award,followed by Maruti.
There was hobby centre stall which had RC planes and Nitrous cars.This stall was also quite flocked by everyone.
It was reported by organisers that DHAA stall had 80% of viewer rate,which was highest.
I had to pack my bags early that day as i made a plan to see Harry Potter Film with few T-Bhpians.

19th July : Last day of the show and we were warned that the crowd would be humungous.By noon,the DHAA stalled was over crowded and the fences collapsed twice.I talked to the organisers and arranged 2 bouncers at each corner.I myself wanted don that role (courtesy Pandey Ki Rasoi),but restrained as were not the organisers.
The crowd was becoming uncontrollable by 4pm and i was told that a long queue was awaiting outside.
At the end of the day when the show ended,the real task for us was to vacate the vintage cars and bikes at 10pm as HICC wanted the halls for a function next day.

Cadillac refsued to start and it needed a push followed by a Jump start.Triumph Maylower and Sunbeam Talbot refused to fire and we had to leave them at HICC to be taken away the following day.

In the end it was thrilling experiance of 3 days to see people throng on to automobiles and take loads of pics through their cellphones.

DHAA received many accolades and atleast 4 organisations have come forward to hold a Vintage Rally with our cars and motorcycles.

DHAA is planning for the next Rally on August 15th at Lumbini Park
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Old 21st July 2009, 10:10   #169
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Thanks, Ram for a brief write-up on the event. Its was good for people like me who missed the opportunity to get the story of the event.

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Jan 18th : The second day . . .
Typo ... It should be Jul 18th ...

Sandhya did mention meeting up with you on Sunday evening and getting a close look at the vintage beauties. And my Dad was glad that I insisted on his going and checking it out. His words to describe the event was "Dil Kush Ho Gaya".

Great work to all associated with the event.

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DHAA is planning for the next Rally on August 15th at Lumbini Park
Unfortunately, I am planning for a trip to Bombay during the weekend of Aug 15th. But lets see if I can manage to reschedule it.
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Old 21st July 2009, 18:27   #170
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19th July : Last day of the show and we were warned that the crowd would be humungous.By noon,the DHAA stalled was over crowded and the fences collapsed twice.I talked to the organisers and arranged 2 bouncers at each corner.I myself wanted don that role (courtesy Pandey Ki Rasoi),but restrained as were not the organisers.
The crowd was becoming uncontrollable by 4pm and i was told that a long queue was awaiting outside.


As Hillram said: It was crowded and was getting more more crowded by the hour.We had to wait around 20 mins to get in,i just had to stand at the entrance the crowd pushed me inside.

Met Abysnth Guzzler,it was crowded so didnot hang around much.Hope to meet the rest of the Hyd Tbhpians sometime soon.
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Old 21st July 2009, 20:25   #171
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So when and where is the next Hyderabad TBHP meet?
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So when and where is the next Hyderabad TBHP meet?
Such a question coming from you (The official organizer/Initiator) is not a healthy sign at all!
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Old 21st July 2009, 20:31   #173
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Jab sarkar hukum karenge.......

Agar sarkar logaan Jumme ki raat hukum karein toh aap ke Koh-e-noor mein tashreef laa sakte hain.

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There are many new restaurants which have sprouted off late..can we do the next meet in one of them?
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Jab sarkar hukum karenge.......

Agar sarkar logaan Jumme ki raat hukum karein toh aap ke Koh-e-noor mein tashreef laa sakte hain.

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There are many new restaurants which have sprouted off late..can we do the next meet in one of them?

Great to see the spirit flowing like always. But, since we have something coming up this week, we may have to miss the final meet for July'09.

@Hillram, we can do a dinner meet anytime in Aug'09. Any info on deal-o-rama's?

How about a drive for Aug'09 and this time lets do it on a sunday so we have maximum participation since i noticed lot of people back out on a saturday.

How about Aug 2nd or Aug 9th? We can choose any of the following for the drive meet

1. Bhongir Fort
2. Vikarabad Picnic Meet
3. Nsagar Dam ( hope the gates would open by then)
4. Srisailam Dam ( Is it too far for us not to consider it? )

Let the ideas flow

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How about Aug 2nd or Aug 9th? We can choose any of the following for the drive meet

1. Bhongir Fort
2. Vikarabad Picnic Meet
3. Nsagar Dam ( hope the gates would open by then)
4. Srisailam Dam ( Is it too far for us not to consider it? )
I am game for the Aug 2nd Drive. (Would prefer NSagar dam as this is the perfect time to visit)
It's been a long time since a proper drive happened. (We have to stop this car-pooling which has spread like a disease)

After the 2nd Aug drive, let's head out to Bhongir fort on 9th Aug and meet the ghosts! (RR will be our guide)
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Thats cool Nazim. Why dont you start a confirmation list for Aug 2nd NSagar Dam drive?
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I feel the month of August will also be gloomy similar to July and let's continue in this thread itself.

Avi, you being the thread starter, can you request the mods to change the title of the thread to Hyderabad: July - August 2009 Meets.

Drive meet: August 2nd, 2009 (Sunday)
Venue : Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Time: 9:00 AM Hyderabad Standard Time

Confirmations:
Mobike008 + 1? (Accent Viva CRDi or i10)
Rajesh Rawal (Santro AT)
Pulsar56 (Zen) No E prefix please from now on. Please.
Ravveenddra + 1 (Laura or GTX)
Hillram + 1 + 1 (Cedia)
Suren181 + 2 + 1 (Verna CRDi)
Absynthguzzler (Getz CRDi)

Tentative?
Anurag_p80 (GTX)
Downsouth (Linea)
Himanshugoswami (SX4)
Prabhu (Zen or BMW)
Vnabhi (Fiesta)

Definitely Tentative:
Kirkiri aka kkr2k2

P.S: No car-pooling among the regulars.

And we do have a long pending list which needs to be completed soon!
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1. A Breakfast Meet ( we have never done this,though we discussed Kheema Parathas at paradise)
2. Aero Modelling and RC Car Meet
3. A Sporting Meet (Preferably Golf..ending up at the 19th Hole)
4. A Formula 1 watching Sunday meet.

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Im game for anything on Sundays from now on ( hopefully) .

about the pending meets : how about kheema paratha brekkie at paradise clubbed with the F1 on a sunday meet. Venue tho everyone knows where it is.

eeerm,the Budapest Grand Prix this weekend is at 5:30pm ... aint that perfect for all of us to head back home early

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Definitely Tentative: ...
nice nomenclature!!!

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P.S: No car-pooling among the regulars.
Will I be called a regular, if yes, oops I have a very less time to buy the car. I should start running.
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