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Old 29th January 2013, 18:58   #1
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Default Vintage Car Rally on 27th Jan 2013 @ Mumbai

After feasting my eyes on the supercars at the royal turf club on a chilly Sunday morning I wanted to get a glimpse of the vintage car rally that was supposed to be happening at the same time. I went in the direction of worli and as luck would have it I spotted the cars coming off the sealink. I grabbed my cam and rushed to take what pics I could . . .

The pics of the red impala & Trans am were taken at the Parx supercar show earlier in the morning

A lot of pics of the supercar show have been put up, so I'm not putting mine. But I could not find any clicks of the vintage rally that took place on the same day hence I started this thread. The mods are requested to merge this thread / post with another one if it already exists.

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After feasting my eyes on the supercars at the royal turf club on a chilly Sunday morning I wanted to get a glimpse of the vintage car rally that was supposed to be happening at the same time. I went in the direction of worli and as luck would have it I spotted the cars coming off the sealink. I grabbed my cam and rushed to take what pics I could . . .
Thanks for sharing. Many of us unfortunately missed the event since we were in Nashik for this drive

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ula-nasik.html

A nice selection of cars I can see. Appears the Jaipur Simca is now in Bombay. I can even see a hint of the Suburban wagon posted earlier elsewhere on the forum. I can also see a Herald convertible. Any pics of these?
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Thank you and great selection of cars. Missed the event as was in Nasik but nice to know and would love more details on the Simca and journey to Mumbai

Cheers and congratulations to the new owner
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Default The 2013 Republic Day Vintage & Classic Car Run @ Mumbai

Come January, and the extremely insular world of Vintage and Classic motoring aficionados is abuzz with activity. Classic drives, meets and runs take centerstage, and every Sunday is Classic car day!!

The weekend of January 26 - 27 1013, has been an epic one - with the Sula drive, the Tour de Nashik, the Supercar sunday... and our very own, VCCCI Republic day Run. Presenting a brief report and pictures.

The cool Mumbai January morning saw an eclectic assemblage of Vintages and Classics, gathered near The Trident, in south Mumbai. The VCCCI in partnership with the State Government, organized this quick run. Around forty-odd cars participated, notable being the inclusion of seven of our dear Fiats - all from the FCCCI Mumbai.

We had a grand start - we were flagged off at 8.45 am from Nariman Point, and led by a team that made us truly feel like royalty. A fleet of Royal Enfield Bullets from the 'Indie Thumpers' dressed in smart black tees led the way, with a Red beacon Police escort. This was followed by a royal Rolls with the National Tricolour as the lead car, followed by our grand convoy. Was a wonderful feeling cruising in Mumbai, with traffic lights and tolls waived!!

Notable among the cars were a neatly restored Chevrolet Biscayne - smart in blue and white, a rare red Simca Eight, a Dodge Suburban from Rajkot, and a beautiful Avon Standard, that looked almost freshly minted. Two Minis and a team of Fiats added sparkle to the occasion.

I'll post the pictures in two stages. Enjoy, folks!!

Edit: Mods - I just realized there is already another thread on this drive. Request you to please merge the two.
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Thank you and great selection of cars. Missed the event as was in Nasik but nice to know and would love more details on the Simca and journey to Mumbai

Cheers and congratulations to the new owner
More details are on the Simca are here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...stin-ruby.html (Restoration of a 1937 Austin Ruby)

And also on the website

http://vintagecars.kapurs.net/simca8.html

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Vintage enthusiasm fuelled by the cold morning breeze - and we hit the road!! It was great being a part of this run (being a first for MRX 6839 ), and the convoy sure did hog the limelight. Cameras whipped out, cheers, thumbs ups, and waves greeted us throughout the route.

Driving on the Worli-Bandra sea-link was special. The cars made a wonderful picture, in their classic lines and vivid colours silhouetted against the sky. We drove upto Bandra, U-turned on the highway flyover, and headed back along the same route.

At Marine Drive, the grand old ladies took a pause - to let their adrenaline filled young brethren pass. We graciously made way, as the Supercars from the Parx show passed us in a giant 'Whooooosh'.

Back on the road, onlookers were in for a pleasant surprise - as the Supercar convoy was followed by this Vintage troop!!

The Rally ended at the Wodehouse Gymkhana, Colaba, where a sumptuous brunch awaited us hungry souls. All in all, a terrific experience. Thanks, VCCCI .
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Vintage enthusiasm fuelled by the cold morning breeze - and we hit the road!! It was great being a part of this run (being a first for MRX 6839 ), and the convoy sure did hog the limelight. Cameras whipped out, cheers, thumbs ups, and waves greeted us throughout the route.

Driving on the Worli-Bandra sea-link was special. The cars made a wonderful picture, in their classic lines and vivid colours silhouetted against the sky. We drove upto Bandra, U-turned on the highway flyover, and headed back along the same route.

At Marine Drive, the grand old ladies took a pause - to let their adrenaline filled young brethren pass. We graciously made way, as the Supercars from the Parx show passed us in a giant 'Whooooosh'.

Back on the road, onlookers were in for a pleasant surprise - as the Supercar convoy was followed by this Vintage troop!!

The Rally ended at the Wodehouse Gymkhana, Colaba, where a grand brunch awaited us hungry souls. All in all, a terrific experience. Thanks, VCCCI .
For me the most interesting car in the pics is the black Herald [MMB2166] convertable. Has anybody got an exact idea if it is a Herald or is it a Vittess [6cyl]??
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Wow, what a turnout! I really envy you guys, considering we didnt get to have any show/rally this 26th Jan due to some local political issues!!

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For me the most interesting car in the pics is the black Herald [MMB2166] convertable. Has anybody got an exact idea if it is a Herald or is it a Vittess [6cyl]??
Aah, glad to find another person who finds a Herald most interesting! Now THATs most interesting (for me atleast! )

As for the Herald in question, it is very much a herald, a UK-made Triumph Herald 13/60 though. Had a 1300cc engine with 60 bhp. Hence the name 13/60. 'twas obviously imported into India. I reckon the car might as well've come to our shores as a British Consulate car initially? The MMB regn. is incidentally of the mid(?) 70s if I'm not wrong.
However, it has already undergone a few familiar local mods, namely the fuel tank opening on the rear left wing (just after the end of the side-trim and before the tail-fin) being sealed shut and access to filling the tank (if the original one's still intact) made most likely from inside the boot.
Also the front end of this car seemed to have been an inspiration for the Indian-made Standard Gazel, produced a few years later:



All in all, good to see more Heralds joining in these shows.

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Thanks for the snaps and also a great set of snaps . Can I get some details on this particular Cadillac with being the only car with non legal plates reading " CADILLAC "

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Shayan, I too love the herald, I like the pastle green one too . It has a nice cool vintage rack in the back too.

And there wasa time when Mumbai friends said of no rallies, now there are 3 occuring in the same period, drive to sula vine yard, Repulic day Vintage run and Vintage car rally the other day, whoa what a blast. but then looking at the participants seems like the last two rallies are one and same.
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You are welcome

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I can even see a hint of the Suburban wagon posted earlier elsewhere on the forum. I can also see a Herald convertible. Any pics of these?
I suppose you meant these
PS: Could you please PM me your cell number. There was something that I wanted to speak to you about. Thanks.
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After feasting my eyes on the supercars at the royal turf club on a chilly Sunday morning I wanted to get a glimpse of the vintage car rally that was supposed to be happening at the same time.
I believe this was just a delayed Indipendance Parade and not a Rally, please correct me if i am wrong..i do believe the Rally is to be held a week after the Cartier show in Febuary.

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The pics of the red impala & Trans am were taken at the Parx supercar show earlier in the morning
The Transam (friday onwards) and the Impala (saturday onwards) were displays at the Supercar Club Event at the Polo grounds at the race course and went home in the afternoon after the prize distribution of the Supercar Club.
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I had a blast for sure, the weather was great and the car line was fantastic! Had a great morning for sure!

The super car parade and the classic car run should have flagged off together from Nariman Point, first the classic cars and then the super cars. It would have been a greater spectacle for the spectators who were lining up in thousands to see these cars in action.
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I suppose you meant these
Thanks - I haven't seen the Herald before, it seems to be a 13/60 - should be a blast to use. Did you see a maroon Cadillac saloon? Any pictures?
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