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Old 27th July 2010, 22:52   #76
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Phew! What a relief that I don't have to write a report, now that NOS and Premjit have done the hard bit.

First and foremost, a big thanks to all bhpians who came along. Honestly, when I had planned the meet, I told Joseph that we'll see meager participation. But I was surprised at the enthusiasm shown by most of you guys. I may have planned the meet, but on that day I was only a spectator to the success you guys made it!

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But as the days came close our excitement turned into logistical tensions.

So ultimately on saturday night it was all about thinking how to get to atleast the junction where the NH6 & NH2 meet. Also in this mix was Avishar who does not have a car so Souvik brought out his OHC 1.3.
Oh Dear! Saturday night was a real nightmare. We had a situation where there were more people than cars available. Joseph and I must have called each other 10 times, thinking of how to coordinate the cars!

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The 3 cars then head towards NH2 and stop at a point where Predatorwheelz was supposed to meet. As usual Mr. Latewheelz called up and said he is at another point, so we head there.
Heyyyyy! Thats not fair. I was at the very "point" I was originally supposed to be in. Its your fault that you waited at a wrong place!

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On scouting through his shop and backyard we were dissapointed to see no new stock and also a lot of old stock had been sold off. The only thing we found was a huge number tyres. 2 new additions to Mr. Bhalla's stock was an Opel Astra and a Premier 118NE. not in the best of conditions though. When quizzed about the recent auction Bhalla Jr told us that since they were bought on a partnership basis there is some delay before the vehicles come.
You forgot to mention the 87 Jonga ambulance that we saw. But yes, this was Panagarh at its most barren. Almost no "new" stock to speak of.

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You guys seemed to have a good time.Sorry I couldnt come along for the drive.
Heard a lot about you from Joseph. Do meet up dude.

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On the way back from Panagarh, had a nice time with the Verna crdi, for a car that gives you the running cost of the cheaper fuel, the performance on offer, is outstanding, to pull away from it, you need to maintain crazy speeds (atleast for C segment mid-sizers), practically impossible to maintain that level of concentration over extended periods of time. That car is Darth Vader!!
Thanks. I was kinda taken aback. Here I am, in the middle of the highway doing a cool 140 kmph, and suddenly the Black Ikon overtakes me! We must have done about 150-160 kmph together, for about 15 mins before 1100D decided to back out.

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Now for some pics from my end:

The cars reach the meeting point. 1100D has just played a successful prank on me, so his expression says it all.

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The cars have just reached Shaktigarh. And Souvik is looking for a place to park.

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Most unlikely place to have a tbhp sticker

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The world's first Vanaspati powered car. There were 4 more cans in the boot!

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Array of Lyangcha shops. The bearded aberration in the corner of the pic is Joseph.

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Pretty cars all in a row

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Souvik with the find of a lifetime - two discarded army shell boxes!

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Old 28th July 2010, 08:39   #77
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Thanks. I was kinda taken aback. Here I am, in the middle of the highway doing a cool 140 kmph, and suddenly the Black Ikon overtakes me! We must have done about 150-160 kmph together, for about 15 mins before 1100D decided to back out.
Ahem! nobody decided to back out.We were comfortably ahead of and could have kept going,but 1100D thought things were getting a bit boring in the lead so he slowed down to let you pass.After that we drove for near 25 kms at 75-80 to let the OHC catch up with us.

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Ahem! nobody decided to back out.We were comfortably ahead of and could have kept going,but 1100D thought things were getting a bit boring in the lead so he slowed down to let you pass.After that we drove for near 25 kms at 75-80 to let the OHC catch up with us.

Whoa! Relax tiger!

The statement about backing out was not made in a negative sense. This is not the first time that Anirban Da & I have had a driving tiff (case in point, our drive from Jadavpur stadium to tyangra, where it felt like city traffic had ceased to exist!

He's an aweesome driver, and I'm sure he'd had my case if he didn't decide to slow down. Good that you were in one of the cars too!

Hoping to meet you again. And nice pics.
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Old 28th July 2010, 11:04   #79
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Yup it was wonderful meeting you and everyone too! Could not get a ride in your verna though,i hope next time i will.
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Nice pictures and travel report. Seems you all had a good time driving last sunday.

Hope to join you all next time.
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Damn the EGR in my Stomac - i missed this drive :(

How much has the Black Ikon clock? around 79,000kms? or is it 69,000kms? If the Silver Arrow / Shuvc's Baleno was there then it would have been better IMO.

The Silver Baleno is very hard to catch up with - from my personal experience.
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Damn the EGR in my Stomac - i missed this drive :(

How much has the Black Ikon clock? around 79,000kms? or is it 69,000kms?.

Check this pic taken a few weeks back and get your answer.

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If the Silver Arrow / Shuvc's Baleno was there then it would have been better IMO.

The Silver Baleno is very hard to catch up with - from my personal experience.
Certainly would have been interesting.
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Great reports and pics. Missed out this one and it seems that I will miss out a few others in the future too

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for about 15 mins before 1100D decided to back out.
Too bad that I missed this one, it must be the first such occassion :-D ...Maybe 1100D is getting old as I have never seen him backing out, or maybe he never faced stiff competition all these years :-P

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You mean the pic on which the cars are lined up front to back parallel to the kerb and only the sky/cloud as backdrop. Or the ones where the cars are parked at an angle to the road with trees and sky as the background?
Front to back,parallel to the kerb.Its wonderful.
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Maybe 1100D is getting old
Without doubt here, read below :-

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Now the two elderly statesman, 1100D and Shuvc .
I am sure he is atleast about 50% right.

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Front to back,parallel to the kerb.Its wonderful.
Thanks!
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man i soo wanted to go for a small drive on sunday i missed this thread. any plans for tomorrow ?? a small city meet ?? me and couple of my friends with cars will be meeting tomorrow for an adda session. if anything comes up do send me a private message.
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I'm not sure how mad everyone is for NOT uploading the pics for such a long time, So I'm just starting it with a simple apology! I'm sorry! Now Hope you enjoy the pictures! Lets have another meet soon!
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These are the more 'Candid Pics' of the Shaktighar meet! Unfortunately I don't have any pics of the Panaghar Session as I was advised by Senior BHP-ians to keep my camera aside, as it would lead to immediate escalation of scrap prices! Enjoy!
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Wow...looks like a jomat meet!!! Kintu where is joseph's new black beauty!!??
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Wow...looks like a jomat meet!!! Kintu where is joseph's new black beauty!!??
The meet was in July. Black, (err, I mean) Joseph's ride at that time was a Black Zen. Due to mechanical reasons, the Black Zen was deemed unfit for the Blacktop. To make up for Lack of Black, he turned up in a (nearly) Black tee riding 1100D's Black Ikon.

In August he replaced the Black Zen with a Black Accent, with black sunfilm, black interiors (read grey darkened with dust ), a Black engine bay with black(ened) Engine oil and Black tyres . Dunno when the pics of Black Knight will come up on the forum.

EDIT: Pardon my Gibberish. Long Sunday afternoon with nothing to do, you see?

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