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Old 8th May 2011, 11:20   #1
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Default Bangalore Club Vintage Car Rally - Ravi Prakash Collection

The Bangalore Club has been hosting a vintage car event annually since 2009 (correction 2010 there was no show since there was no active committee). 2009 had a lot of varied classics from the Khoday's, Vijay Mallya and the old collection of a few old Bangaloreans. To make up numbers, supercars and anything out of the ordinary was also included. One collector was conspicuously absent Dr Ravi Prakash. He had offered to display his cars but the committee turned down his offer since he was not a member.

This year, it was his collection and only his! This is only part of his collection. It looks as though he has been shopping hard. A lot of the cars are new but familiar to us like the Alfa Romeo's, the Fiat X1/9, I also noted the Mustangs that belonged to relatives of 71convertible now belong to this collection!

Let me begin with my own favourite, his E-type

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Old 8th May 2011, 17:20   #2
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Default Postwar Sports Cars

Another older Jaguar XK150
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Austin Healey 3000 - Questionable Colour!
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Austin Healey Sprite or rebadged MG Midget - My mum used to have one

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Triumph TR3 - I remember going to school in one of these, crammed in the back with two others (will enhance pics later)
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Sunbeam Alpine - Questionable colour combo - Rides a little too high. I recall seeing this is in 1974 in white with a dodgy hard top. No wire wheels
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MG TF belonged to a family friend. non original meters
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1967 Camaro - belonged to Feroz Gandhi
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Fiat X1/9 - wated to buy this in 2000 but finances were out or order. Was silver and OR reg. Poor detailing
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Peugeot 404 Convertible - This used to be yellow
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1985 Alfa GTV - shame about the spoked wheels

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Austin A40 - "Countryman" - no such edition ever existed - the woody stuff is our local addition
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Old 8th May 2011, 18:24   #5
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The rest of post war classics
Chrysler Valiant
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MGB GT
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Another Jaguar - ex Udaipur
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Mustang Mach 1 7.3 litres V8 phwooooaaar
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Original Mustang
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Watch this space- the Prewar and classic Americas are yet to come
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Superb pics Ajmat! Are non-BC members also allowed to watch the event?

Edit: Nice to see the MG - CAN 734 back on road after it was burnt partly a year back.

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Peugeot 404 Convertible - This used to be yellow
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Among the new additions I like this 404 Convertible. This is a very nice looking car
Austin A40 - "Countryman" - no such edition ever existed - the woody stuff is our local addition
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I wonder if Doc has paid a premium for this car
The 1967 Camaro is a good addition, nice to know it has some history. I remember seeing the Fiat X1/9 when it was silver.

Waiting to see the American cars as Doc has added a few Packards, wonder if any were on display.


Doc has been furiously adding to his collection. One of the reasons for the bright colours could be to make it a attractive display at the Museum which would largely be visited by tourists not exclusively vintage enthusiasts. I remember discussing at the Manjusha Museum and they seemed to have the same logic.

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1962 Ford Thunderbird

This one stole my attention - very complete if not totally concours. Great to view in the metal
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Merc Ponton

Black 190 belonged to the Mother in Auroville. Other is a rare 219

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Here are some Prewar Classics including a Delage, a Lanchester, Ford Model A


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Default More Postwar Classics and a few Prewar ones

A Bird Bombed Jag
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Opel Kapitan - Reg plate tallies with a Maruti Esteem!

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Merc 290
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Merc 170
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Sunbeam - Former Head of Northern Command - General Mahadeven - supposed to be first car that started collection
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Wheres the i-Drive?

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Studebaker
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Pontiac
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Lincoln V12
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Ford Woody Wagon
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Superb pics Ajmat! Are non-BC members also allowed to watch the event?

Edit: Nice to see the MG - CAN 734 back on road after it was burnt partly a year back.
Event started yesterday and ended today at 7. Non-members could come as guest of a member.

Overall, an impressive range for one owner. The older pre-war cars are well preserved the new additions need a lot of detail changes
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1967 Camaro - belonged to Feroz Gandhi
Nice pictures Ajmat. But wanted to say that Feroz Gandhi father of Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi passed away in 1960 and so this 1967 Camaro belonging to him needs to be corrected. Feroz Gandhi short biography Feroze Gandhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Nice pictures Ajmat. But wanted to say that Feroz Gandhi father of Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi passed away in 1960 and so this 1967 Camaro belonging to him needs to be corrected. Feroz Gandhi short biography Feroze Gandhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Same thought crossed my mind, since IG was a widow on becoming PM. I had read a placard with the details. I have a pic somewhere. Also a socialists leader son in law would no look good with such a car. (lets not pursue this part of discussion further please!)
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