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Old 9th September 2012, 11:46   #1
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After a gap of a few years the vintage and classic car fiesta (joined by some exotics too) returns to the Pune Festival, to be held on Sunday, the 23rd of September. Flag off is 9:30am at Hotel Le Meridian.

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I will be there (without car unfortunately), and some of the Bombay contigent will also be joining. It promises to be a fun event, I hope the rain gods cooperate.
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After a gap of a few years the vintage and classic car fiesta (joined by some exotics too) returns to the Pune Festival, to be held on Sunday, the 23rd of September. Flag off is 9:30am at Hotel Le Meridian.

I will be there (without car unfortunately), and some of the Bombay contigent will also be joining. It promises to be a fun event, I hope the rain gods cooperate.
Very much participating in the Beetle and irrelevant to the rain it would be superb fun nevertheless with like minded people

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After a gap of a few years the vintage and classic car fiesta (joined by some exotics too) returns to the Pune Festival, to be held on Sunday, the 23rd of September. Flag off is 9:30am at Hotel Le Meridian.
What route would the exotics be taking after the flag off?
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Wow this one will be really exciting, but work will not permit me to attend this one. Nevertheless a real treat for car enthusiasts. Would love to see the pictures of this event.
By the way is the 1938 Mercedes 230 taking part?? i have always seen it from my window as it belongs to a neighbour and would have loved to see it in properly.
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Will miss this one!!!!! Is it only for cars? or though the rallies never say bikes, they are included as well?
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I just returned from the event, we had a good time. Some great cars, I believe 75 in total, including 3 Rolls Royces, a 47 Cadillac that I had not seen before, some very nice Fiats, Chevys, Morris' and Dodges amongst the usual suspects. There were some superbikes displayed by sponsors Aprillia.

Thanks to the event I was motivated enough to get the Beetle up and about, and thankfully she behaved herself (came out after a year. Thanks to Rony for the polish). The more these events happen, the better everyone's cars will be in Pune.

TBHP was represented in good force, with Harit's 'barnfind' Dodge coming from Bombay, and others without car. Pictures will follow shortly.

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Here are some pictures I took (in alphabetical order).

Amby Mk 2.

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Austin Seven of Ms. Prabha Nene, who is the third owner, bought it in the 1960s, and has attended events for decades.

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1947/48 Cadillac of Sable family. I'm seeing it for the first time, and I loved the older oriental style number plate, saw one after ages! Also sported a cool old radio.

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1940/41 Chevy cabrio from the Jasdanwalla collection.

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1949/50 (?) Chevy of the Badamikar collection

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1961 (?) Biscayne and later Impala

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1947 Chrysler Windsor, single owned by the Jeejebhoy family.

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Early Dodge Bus is a regular in the Pune events for many years.

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This 49/50 Dodge was a new entrant. I was told by seniors that this used to belong to someone from the family that owned the famous Dorabjee stores in Pune, and was black at the time. There is a famous old photo of MG road, Pune, shot in the 1960s, probably showing this same car standing on the street outside Poona Drug Stores.

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A pair of 1956 Dodge Kingsways were present, and also Fang's fantastic 1954/5 Kingsway, unfortunately no pics. Kasli, please help.

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1958 Kingsway is now with the Sable collection in Pune.

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Harit's Custom Royal came down in the morning from Bombay, and left back soon after the event. Harit, next time I'm bringing a bucket of water to clean your car at the rally

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A trio of lovely dukkar Fiats made for a cheerful display. The cream car belongs to Jackie Shroff.

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Cyrus and Behram were present in their 67 Fiat.

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Model T would have been the oldest car at the event.

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Many early Jeeps were entered

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Though there were no old bikes as part of the event, this decked out Lamby dropped by.

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There were 3 fintail Mercedes, including a 220S in a lovely pale blue colour.

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Mercedes 190SL and 300 from the Jasdanwalla collection.

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Pagoda Mercedes is a regular entrant, usually driving down from Bombay/Lonavala.

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Pair of 114/5s and 123s, one of which was stretched.

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Nice one karlos !
Missed this event.
I was supposed be there this morning, but other things took priority.
Did you see any contemporary cars this time ?
E.g. Poonawallah's RRs & the Mercedes Limo or Sanas' Humvee..
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Superb pics Karl, thanks for sharing. Where is your Beetle pic ?

Is Harit entering the Dodge in the preservation class at Cartier or is it going to be spruced up ?

The Model T looks superb, so there are at leat two of them in Pune, one with an AP plate and this one ?

The Chevy Cabrio is nice but someting is not correct about the headlights and the rear bumpers !

Love the Mercs and the Caddy !

Is that red on black cabrio next to teh black 300 Merc a Beetle ?

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1947 Mercury from the Talera family.

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MGB cabrio was the sole representative of the brand.

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Mini was a new entry, I think this is the car prior to restoration

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Minors of all shapes and sizes

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1947/48 Plymouth is a recent restoration

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Trio of Rolls Royces included Fali Dhondhy's 20HP Tourer and Yohaan Poonawalla's PIII and Cloud

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My 56 Beetle.

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A few more later cars

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VW based Tempo

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Special thanks to the MASA team for a great show. Arrangements were excellent, and we even made a halt at the Military Hospital in Kirkee for interact with the fine soldiers put up at the Institute. Thanks to Subhash Karmarkar for his untiring efforts.

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After a generous buffet each participant was presented with a memento, and we called it a day. The rally season is officially open!

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Here are pics of what i believe is Harits Car, taken at a Rally long back, no date confirmation.

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Yes the rally season is finally open! And what a breath of fresh air it was to meet the entire gang! Some of our cars did not make it from mumbai with the monsoon elongated, there was scant time to get brakes checked and cars serviced. But hopefully masa will make this,into a regular event and we shall all look forward to being there in full force the next time around. And ofcourse be better prepared for it.

Kudos to harit and his dodge which set a very rainy early morning in mumbai ablaze as she headed for pune, quite a sight on the mumbai pune expressway. Without lights and wipers too, speaks volumes for harits driving skills.

Hopefully more bombay pune meets will follow.
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