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Old 17th May 2013, 16:22   #1
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Thumbs up Vintage Car Rally at Wellington (near Coonoor). 1st June, 2013

The Nilagiri Vintage car rally is back this year. Last year, due to permission and approval issues from the government the event did not happen, hence to avoid such problems, the venue has been changed to Wellington near Coonoor instead of Ooty.

The date for the event is June 1, 2013. Exact details of the programme and venue is still not known to me. Will post the updates as and when I recieve them.

June 1 being a weekend, I'm sure will attract many more participants. Any BHP'ians planning to come, do let me know and we can catch up.

I'm taking my Select, Super Select, Hurricane and Bullet for the show.
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Can I have a contact to know what the program is as I am in Bangalore - during that time

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The Nilagiri Vintage car rally is back this year. Last year, due to permission and approval issues from the government the event did not happen, hence to avoid such problems, the venue has been changed to Wellington near Coonoor instead of Ooty.

The date for the event is June 1, 2013. Exact details of the programme and venue is still not known to me. Will post the updates as and when I recieve them.

June 1 being a weekend, I'm sure will attract many more participants. Any BHP'ians planning to come, do let me know and we can catch up.

I'm taking my Select, Super Select, Hurricane and Bullet for the show.
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Old 19th May 2013, 20:00   #3
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Here are the details of the event.

10:30 am - Assemble at Sims park Coonoor

11:00 am - Flag off and drive to MRC ground. Vehicles will be in display at the ground till evening.

7:00 pm - Prize distribution at hotel Monarch in Ooty.

@kasli, will pm you the contact details.
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Here are the details ...
Any updates? Heard it rained good last days, hope it isn't to worry about :-)
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Nothing to worry. Climate is awesome. I'm on the way up.

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Accompanying H14 to Ooty with his Super select, select, CJ-3B and 1962 Bullet.

The Super Select is a veteran on this route, whereas its the first time out for the other two.

The select is finally getting a chance to stretch her legs, after several years in hibernation.

The climate here is simply awesome, and a welcome change for us, coming from Chennai.

Uploading a few pix from our drive today.
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...............The climate here is simply awesome, and a welcome change for us, coming from Chennai. Uploading a few pix from our drive today.
Have a great time guys. Keep a lookout for Kasli, he is supposed to be there.

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Here are the details of the event.

10:30 am - Assemble at Sims park Coonoor

11:00 am - Flag off and drive to MRC ground. Vehicles will be in display at the ground till evening.

7:00 pm - Prize distribution at hotel Monarch in Ooty.

@kasli, will pm you the contact details.

Hi h14
I am anxiously wanting to know as to how the vintage car rally went on at coonoor

kindly post some pictures.

With regards
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Unlike other cities and events this is on Saturday while I planned for Sunday so basically should have read this thread properly.

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Back to Chennai this morning. The event had a very good turnout with close to 60 vehicles participating.


The prize winners:

Most prestigious car : The Mercedes from the Wellington Cantonment

Winner : Chevrolet Impala
Runner : Chevrolet Fleet Master
Second Runner : Morris Minor
Most attractive car : Bug Fiat
Best maintained vehicle : Ford GPW.

I haven't taken much pictures since JayD was with me and he was doing the honours. Now the count down begins for the pictures from JayD
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To be frank with you all, I was hugely disappointed with this year's event. Especially with regard to the judging. No offence to anyone, and the prizes went to the deserving car's. But most of the vehicles went unnoticed and ignored.

There was no judge for the event, which was a surprize. Secondly, they did not classify into Jeeps and cars as they usually do. The award winning cars in the Impala, Fleet master, Minor and the Lamby fully deserve as they were brilliant. But what we (myself & JayD) failed to understand was the point of awarding the Bug and a diesel GPW! The bug wasn't in the best of shapes and the GPW though has the original fittings, was running on Isuzu Diesel!

There was a neat Willys MB with a petrol engine (I was not sure if it was GoDevil or Hurricane), there were lot of diesel low bonnots too. A couple of very original Hurricae 3B's went un-noticed.

Similarly, there was a brilliantly restored Austin A40 and a wonderful Morris 8 both of which were deserving cars but went un-noticed. I fully understand the limitations that the organizers had with respect to the arrangements which is fine, but in such an event the judging and awarding of cars are equally important and if this is how they are going to continue, then NiViCAA will lose its reputation.

Nobody comes here for winning. That I can assure you as I've been regular for the past 4 yrs, and know quite a lot of regular participants. People participate due to sheer passion. But if they don't even bother to have a look at your car, then what's the big point in having such an event?

I'm terribly disappointed with the event. But all said and done, had a wonderful weekend. It was sheer fun taking the oldies up hill!

As JayD mentioned, the SS was brilliant as this was its second trip to Ooty. JayD was driving my SS and he was enjoying the drive.

The Select and Hurricane were driven by my drivers. This was the first highway drive for the Select after 7yrs and the Hurricane too hit the highway after few yrs and both of them drove happily.

I was riding the Bull. The Bull had done barely 200kms after the resto and engine work. So I was taking it very easy and stuck to less than 30 mph and gave it a break every 40 mins.

All in all a brilliant and wonderful weekend with family, friends and the oldies. Just hoping that NiViCAA will pull up their socks next time around, else they will loose their members.

JayD, over to you for your pictures and your point of view on the event.
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Posting some pix which I'd taken from the event. Report in the next post.

Up first- The Prize Winning Impala. The car was in brilliant shape, and was my favourite from the show.

Fully loaded with Power everything, including roof, and a V8 too!
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DPCD was well represented at the show, with 3 Dodges, and 2 Plymouths. The Peach/brown dodge was in brilliant shape, and the best of the lot.
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Austin(s) of England!
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Posting some pix which I'd taken from the event. Report in the next post.

Up first- The Prize Winning Impala. The car was in brilliant shape, and was my favourite from the show.
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DPCD was well represented at the show, with 3 Dodges, and 2 Plymouths. The Peach/brown dodge was in brilliant shape, and the best of the lot.
Awesome! The '60 Impala indeed steals the show!

But still, (cant help asking, sorry!) have you taken pics. of the Herald and the Companion as well?

The latter looks quite rare with the side-trims.
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