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Old 17th December 2013, 10:50   #31
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How many cars left for Lavassa and how many finally made it?? What were the problems encountered enroute?
We had about 14-15 cars (including Pune), out of which the Buick had to be towed back due to big end bearing problems. My Impala had some brake and carb issues. The other Impala had carb float issues and Manoj's FIAT had a brake line problem. Harit's Merc also had some issues and was towed back from Lavasa. All the rest of the cars got fixed en route and completed the event.

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We had about 14-15 cars (including Pune), out of which the Buick had to be towed back due to big end bearing problems. My Impala had some brake and carb issues. The other Impala had carb float issues and Manoj's FIAT had a brake line problem. Harit's Merc also had some issues and was towed back from Lavasa. All the rest of the cars got fixed en route and completed the event.
Well, this being the first drive in a long time by IARC, lessons on car preparedness will have been learnt Both owners and IARC should inspect and take medium run trial drives to mitigate trouble on the way.

We do that for our long drives and as a result , rarely is any breakdown encountered en route.

I suggest both Chevys import carb overhaul kits from BOBs USA . Brake kits as well, for hassle free driving!
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Well, this being the first drive in a long time by IARC, lessons on car preparedness will have been learnt Both owners and IARC should inspect and take medium run trial drives to mitigate trouble on the way.

We do that for our long drives and as a result , rarely is any breakdown encountered en route.

I suggest both Chevys import carb overhaul kits from BOBs USA . Brake kits as well, for hassle free driving!
Sure, I completely agree on both counts! Medium runs should happen, now that she is running.

If you can please send me Bob's link, I'll start on them right away! Thanks!
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Sure, I completely agree on both counts! Medium runs should happen, now that she is running.

If you can please send me Bob's link, I'll start on them right away! Thanks!
HI,

I am travelling so unable to send you the link, will do so in a couple of days. You can also google 1959 Chevy parts Bobs USA. the site will open. I have found them the best in terms of quality , efficiency and speedy dispatch.
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One of the press articles for the IARC Lavasa event:

http://www.apnnews.com/2013/12/15/vi...scenic-lavasa/
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A tabloid version of the lavasa event in today's Bombay Times
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The Lavasa drive was a vintage drive event for me after a long time. Since I have been tried up in the last few months this was a good change, but there was no opportunity to make proper preparations. And I promptly paid for it.

The Lancia just refused to start, and so it could not take part. As it was entered, there was a photo in the local news announcing the event. Yet I took three cars to help increase the numbers, the Packard, the Sunbeam and the Merc 350SE. By some miracle all three cars reached Lavasa on their own power. The Packard had no issues, the Sunbeam minor, but the Merc 350 was firing on lesser number of cylinders at the fag end. The miracle was in that some unseen hand must have pushed the Merc up the ghats

We reached Lavasa at around 2PM, had lunch and then checked in. Should have rested a bit, but we went down to the promenade and see what was happening.

The cars were displayed close to the sea shore, and seating was arranged for the public and ourselves. For the evening a Jazz music program was arranged.

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The band was excellent, the music was enjoyable. This went on for a while, there were plenty of photo ops, a celebrity guest, later we went for a walk along the promenade and checked the local milk bar.

Here we saw two 1959 Chevy’s together, and I noted that as the sedan is fitted with the continental kit, the beautiful striking lines of the wings meeting at the center get hidden.

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A water fountain display went on for some time simultaneously, with interesting arrangements. After that was dinner, followed by some small talk where I kept nodding off, just too tired.

The cars were kept behind ropes for the public not to get too close, sometimes they still managed to do that.

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My Packard suddenly became a Clipper 1946, where the Packard Clipper 1946 actually got too close to the ditch at Airoli, maybe almost fell into it? (See detailed meaning of ditch below, I think no 2 applies)

The next day after breakfast we checked out, went to our cars, gathered for a presentation on Lavasa and drove off.

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Here the Merc 350SE did not climb the slope from the promenade, and wisely we decided to put her on the flatbed. The Packard did go down well, almost too well but there were no problems.

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The Sunbeam also reached Holiday Inn, but after lunch the water pump gave way. As it was running and we gave two mechanics a lift, they gave us confidence and we drove all the way reaching Mankhurd when we decided to get her towed for the last leg. The water pump was shot and no water was retained. On the way there was another time waster, we took a detour via Palm Beach Road because of traffic. The Sunbeam ran out of gas, the Packard came valiantly to the rescue, and shortly thereafter herself ran out of gas. The Sunbeam then reached a pump and all was managed. Finally reached home exactly at 12.00 midnight, and then went out for dinner. On this trip my little niece had come along and she had her fun, slept only during the last legs of the drive.
Hopefully we will see this event again next year and we should have a lot of fun.

Cheers harit
but relevant. Meaning of "Ditch"
ditch; plural noun: ditches
a narrow channel dug at the side of a road or field, to hold or carry away water.
"their car went out of control and plunged into a ditch"
synonyms:trench, trough, channel, dyke, drain, gutter, gully, moat, duct, watercourse, conduit, More
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technical fosse
Synonyms
historicalsap;
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"she rescued an animal from a ditch"

verb: ditch; 3rd person present: ditches; past tense: ditched; past participle: ditched; gerund or present participle: ditching

1. provide with a ditch or ditches.
"he was praised for ditching the coastal areas"
dig a ditch in, provide with ditches, trench, excavate, drain More
"they started draining and ditching the coastal areas"
make or repair ditches.
"they would have to pay for hedging and ditching"

2. informal
get rid of or give up.
"plans for the road were ditched following a public inquiry"
synonyms: throw out, throw away, discard, get rid of, dispose of, do away with, shed; More
abandon, drop, shelve, scrap, jettison, throw on the scrapheap;
informal dump, junk, scrub, axe, get shut of, chuck (away/out), pull the plug on, knock on the head;
informalget shot of;
informaltrash
"she decided to ditch her old curtains"
antonyms:
keep end a relationship with (someone) peremptorily.]
"she ditched her husband to marry the window cleaner"
synonyms:
break up with, jilt, cast aside, throw over, finish with; More ]
leave, desert, abandon, turn one's back on, leave high and dry, leave in the lurch;
informaldump, drop, chuck, run out on, walk out on, give someone the elbow, give someone the heave-ho, leave someone holding the baby;
informalgive someone the push, give someone the big E, bin off;
archaicforsake "she ditched her husband to marry the window cleaner"
N. Amer.

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Recieved this picture from Lavasa on my email.

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some more pictures and report can be seen here.

http://www.indiandrives.com/2013-vin...tml?show=slide

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Here is the Online Coverage
Date Headline Link
16-Dec 2013 Vintage Car Rally Lavasa: Details and Images http://www.indiandrives.com/2013-vin...nd-images.html
16-Dec Lavasa conducts its first Vintage car Rally http://www.cardekho.com/features-sto...-car-rally.htm
16-Dec Lavasa conducts its first Vintage car Rally http://www.business-standard.com/art...1600768_1.html
16-Dec TG.com at Lavasa's 2013 Vintage Car Show http://www.topgear.com/india/car-gal...show/itemid-89
16-Dec Lavasa conducts its first Vintage car Rally http://www.cardekho.com/features-sto...-car-rally.htm
16-Dec Timeless beauties in attendance at Lavasa Vintage Car Show http://www.gaadi.com/blog/lavasa-vin...how-2013-55383
16-Dec Timeless beauties in attendance at Lavasa Vintage Car Show http://newsco.me/content/go/story?news=506073
15-Dec Vintage cars rev up in style at scenic Lavasa http://www.apnnews.com/2013/12/15/vi...scenic-lavasa/
15-Dec Vintage cars rev up in style at scenic Lavasa http://globalnewzservice.com/?p=9716
15-Dec Vintage cars rev up in style at scenic Lavasa http://www.rediff.com/tags/lavasa-hill-city
14-Dec Vintage Car Rally In Lavasa: Images and Event Report http://www.motoroids.com/news/vintag...-event-report/
14-Dec Vintage cars rev upin style at scenic Lavasa http://primenewsandtimes.com/vintage...scenic-lavasa/
14-Dec 2013 Vintage Car Rally Lavasa: Details and Images http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/che...SP8BMK5J8JJ65T
14-Dec Vintage Car Show in Lavasa, Pune sees cars from 1930s to 1970s era http://www.rushlane.com/vintage-car-...e-1298580.html
14-Dec Vintage Car Show in Lavasa, Pune sees cars from 1930s to 1970s era http://news.silobreaker.com/vintage-...12665401491557
14-Dec Vintage Car Show in Lavasa, Pune sees cars from 1930s to 1970s era http://www.motorshout.com/news/topic...s_to_1970s_era

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