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Old 12th March 2012, 13:32   #76
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A quiz for team BHP members.Who was the monarch of England in 1947 when a rolls was sent to India for the last viceroys use? HINT. It was NOT Elizabeth.Sadly our media often report without checking facts and it is how myths are passed off as facts.Come on guys, lets see how informed team BHP members are .
It was George VI and if i remember right he reined till 1952 and Elizabeth was crowned.
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I am zapped to see so many Immaculate condition vintage cars here in India...........Keep it up VCCI

PS : Only grey area were the Classic Ambassadors 'KILLED' by their owners!
There were more grey areas. But do you know that one of the pioneer restorers in India, for his own cars, was based in Ahmedabad? Today he has only a few cars left.

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.... But why should it surprise anyone abut myths are created. today the press feeds on myths, no one does their research, most reporters dont have a research oriented backround. Sad but true
Correct, silly reporters, but who created these myths and gave those handouts of the two winning cars? There are 2 parties involved, the perpetrators and the victims. Anyhow, we have dwelled on this long enough. Attaching a few newspaper cuttings, just see how well the event and the cars were covered.
These are the newspapers I saw, there may be more.
My Lancia was also quite well covered, so many different photos. The winners are only seen in an official portrait.

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There were more grey areas. But do you know that one of the pioneer restorers in India, for his own cars, was based in Ahmedabad? Today he has only a few cars left.
Yes Harit if I am not wrong are you referring to Mr. Nath? He still restores vintage cars. My friend's 1934 Morris Minor is just back from an engine overhaul at his place.
Hope you are not confusing Mr. Nath with the late Mr. Pranlal Bhogilal?
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Yes Harit if I am not wrong are you referring to Mr. Nath? ...........Hope you are not confusing Mr. Nath with the late Mr. Pranlal Bhogilal?
No, not Mr. Nath, and both are difficult to confuse with each other
The guy I am talking about is into aeromodelling and has a very old Daimler.

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No, not Mr. Nath, and both are difficult to confuse with each other
The guy I am talking about is into aeromodelling and has a very old Daimler.

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does he still have the red ohv morris minor and xk? the daimler is HUGE!
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does he still have the red ohv morris minor and xk? the daimler is HUGE!
Ohv Morris minor and Daimler still there. xk not any more. The Gajjar family. Some really handsome cars
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Ohv Morris minor and Daimler still there. xk not any more. The Gajjar family. Some really handsome cars
Are there any pictures of their cars ? particularly the Ohv Morris Minor.
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No, not Mr. Nath, and both are difficult to confuse with each other
The guy I am talking about is into aeromodelling and has a very old Daimler.

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Ohh! that would be someone I don't know then. Can you pl. recall the name?
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Are there any pictures of their cars ? particularly the Ohv Morris Minor.
Will try and scan and put it up soon. Give me a week
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does he still have the red ohv morris minor and xk? the daimler is HUGE!
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Ohv Morris minor and Daimler still there. xk not any more. The Gajjar family. Some really handsome cars
I am doubtful that he had an XK. He had better cars than that. Many are now in Indore, others with Mallya, some more in Hyderabad.
The hobby was not a family affair but one persons passion. If pictures are found, they have to go on another thread.

To get back into the topic, this is a cutting from Jam-E-Jamshed, given to me by a Parsi, and covers mainly Parsi owned cars. They are also mis informed about the Queen and her Rolls, but they gave some idea about prizes won. First time someone cared to report about that.

I was wrong about the second judge doing his duty on Sunday morning, the Rolls was apparently not judged and won prizes without judging. The visiting judge was busy focusing on Mercs present, that is another story.

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Here are the teasers published in Mumbai Samachar for the upcoming vintage car rally. They are in sequence as published, first the secretarys car, then the presidents, then a Buick and finally a picture of the event. The last picture is from the Afternoon.

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While uploading, the fourth picture jumped to number 2
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Last week there was an awards function hosted by Auto India. At the venue several copies of the latest issue of Auto India were placed, and I casually scanned through this. The Mumbai VCCCI event was covered and I saw the last page of the article, it said that 158 entries were there, next event should have 200 participants.
Then I checked the list of participants, I got a bit puzzled and wanted to know if all the cars entered were actually eligible for such an event. Vintage, Classics and the Modern Classics upto when?
What about replicas and rebodied cars?
Did all cars on the list come, and were all these cars entered?
I am also attaching the list, and invite comments on the entries.

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Any official list of prize winners? Its been many months since the rally . Immediately post the event I was informed that one of my enteries had won some prize. Not suprising. Thereafter fallout with the Powerful man. Result no prize..Why am I not suprised?? Now no prizes. Only vieled warnings and slander. Tch Tch. I am shivering with fright.
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Bulldogji if i were you i would not even bother with the material prize not being given..the actual prize is when a face seeing the car lights up and the hard work put into restoring and maintaining a car is appriciated.

VCCCI prizes are not on merit (deserving car)..but on how close ( various options can be filled in) the owner of the car is to the big man. When was the last time XYZ got a prize..Oh 2 years ago..ok give him one now. Oh..ABC himself has come this year..give his cars a prize. This is the situation of Prizes at VCCCI. This is the reason either our cars dont turn up for Rallys due to the weather conditions and even if they do come..they do not get Judged.
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Well said Speedy. None will disagree with what you have said. We come to these jamborees to have fun, meet like minded people, drive our cars, and enjoy the appreciation of other enthuisasts who know the amount of sweat gone into preserving these objects of art.The rest? really of no consequence.
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