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Old 1st October 2009, 00:03   #106
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

During our journey I will maintain a live log here, using my Blackberry. I will keep you updated every few steps of the way.

Our intention is to leave at 0430, refuel and break at Vapi, a quick business breakfast with distributors in Navsari and then drive somehow to reach Udaipur in the night on Day One.

Our next goal is to then reach Delhi on day Two by 6.30pm. Thanks for your good wishes and advice. We will be trying to read this thread enroute.

If you have any urgent advice or message, you can email me <myfirstname@team-bhp.com> and I will be able to respond quickly.
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Before We all jump to conclusions over the wheels, Here are a Few Pictures From the Official Launch at the Parsi Gymkhana early this year.

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

During our journey I will maintain a live log here, using my Blackberry. I will keep you updated every few steps of the way.

Our intention is to leave at 0430, refuel and break at Vapi, a quick business breakfast with distributors in Navsari and then drive somehow to reach Udaipur in the night on Day One.

Our next goal is to then reach Delhi on day Two by 6.30pm. Thanks for your good wishes and advice. We will be trying to read this thread enroute.

If you have any urgent advice or message, you can email me <myfirstname@team-bhp.com> and I will be able to respond quickly.


If you are Going to Navsari, Be sure to have Vanilla Ice-Cream and Jelly at Kolahs opposite the Atash-Behram.

Also, If you are really going to go there, maybe my mom would want you to bring some achaar!!

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  • I had the opportunity to drive with 4 large people, all in the range of 6 feet. All were comfortable.
I think its the latest issue of Autocar which mentioned that Ratan Tata himself tests his cars for size/comfort during the design stage. And he is no small man, physically! In similar vein there was also a jestful reference to the Suzuki chairman's physical stature with obligue reference to Maruti Suzuki 800, LOL.

Back to topic, maybe our Gurgoan gang should put up a welcome banner on the highway: for Sam, NC and the Nano from Bombay!
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Gentlemen, Start your engine ;-)
Looking forward to this one!!!!!!!
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Pimping up the nano is something I've always wanted to do. never could may my hands on one. However, now that you're on the job, i can only hope for one hell of a mod job to bench mark. I Reckon the nano will end up becoming a 2 seater with a mamoth speaker set in the rear.If that is the idealogy, then please convert this car to a coupe. It'll be a one-off. Think about it. and btw, good luck on your drive.
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so this will be the star of jbl besides the chicks at this years performance show?? looking forward to this one.
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All the best for journey SAM and NC.
Baroda-Ahmedabad Expressway - You can maintain average 80-90 KMPH easily.
From Ahmedabad -Himmatnagar-Shamlaji-Udaipur is all 4 lane. So you can also maintain good Average here.
i don't know about Kapdvanj and Lunawada route.

*forgot to mention that you can take exit on Expressway(Ahmedabad-Baroda) for Himmatnagar Highway. So you can skip Naroda and Kathwada (city traffic).

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wow.
i can feel the excitement sitting here in UK.
All the best sam, nc.

Need to get a supply of popcorn + pepsi.
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I agree. I am not that confident of making it - but N_C is like "Arrey main hai na" every time I voice my concern.
And I agree w/ gautam. 1700kms in 36 hours is do-able. I did a 1000mile drive from Chicago to Colorado in about 16hrs. Ofcourse, the road conditions were different and the car had, well, about 5x the engine size of nano's. But since you're two drivers, I think you both should be fine and w/ gautam around, I'm pretty sure you can get max fuel efficiency too..haha
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Best of luck guys. Hope you have a great ride.

When we got people touring india in rickshaws then nano can surely do it
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Wow, this trip has already become a TBHP event.
Only thing missing is the cheergirls and the flags along the NH. This is one super thread.
Good luck guys. Hope you have fun trip.

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Wow! The trip is yet to begin and its done 8 pages already and I am sure it is an all star event with Sam, Gautam and the star "Nano". Looking forward as usual and have a safe and joyous trip to Delhi guys.

So Sam is the Nano JBL'ed ?

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

During our journey I will maintain a live log here, using my Blackberry. I will keep you updated every few steps of the way.

Our intention is to leave at 0430, refuel and break at Vapi, a quick business breakfast with distributors in Navsari and then drive somehow to reach Udaipur in the night on Day One.

Our next goal is to then reach Delhi on day Two by 6.30pm. Thanks for your good wishes and advice. We will be trying to read this thread enroute.

If you have any urgent advice or message, you can email me <myfirstname@team-bhp.com> and I will be able to respond quickly.
A Live Log as well. I am going to be glued to this thread as much as possible.
Good Luck Guys
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So now...... how do i get one Nano, just as quick??
You will get immediate delivery at Popular Car Bazaar, meet Mr. Rana Sethi (98211-20233). Will charge you a good hefty premium, of course.
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Your thread is as enjoyable as your threads of past. Keep them coming.

Waiting for your detailed travelogue.

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