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Old 22nd January 2014, 23:55   #31
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Sir, I completely understand the thought you're portraying. It is, indeed, the truth, and whether we like it, or not, it remains what it is, the truth. Honestly, Sir, I personally would prefer to be rather known for what I am than the medals across my bosom, but my idea was that medals also show the love for the subject. But, unfortunately, Sir, thought processes have undergone a sea change, as a result of which everything is being monetized. But there's still hope, because that is why we probably see people like BHPians, who do what they do because they love doing it! Salutes to the love and respect!

Like my Grandfather (the first motorman I knew, and my idol too!) used to say, you love and pamper your car, and it'll talk to you in its own language and will always be by your side like a true friend.
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Pity to see The Statesman event, one of the oldest ones in the old car movement in India reduced to this. What a pity.

These days there are two types of vintage car owners, one who don't know a thing about them but own them as they feel it is a status symbol and these are the guys who crave prizes.

Then there are the other, the true aficionados, who do it for the pleasure and the fun and don't care for winning prizes. These are the true hero's of the hobby.

There are so many other far more interesting cars in this city that didn't come for the event, wonder what's the issue with the owners here ?
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Hi gys, I too joined The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally, 2014. My car Serial nos. are 60 (Morris 8- Series E- 4 door- Black-1939), 109 (Fiat Millicento- Cream & Green-1956) & 137 (Volkswagen-1964-Blue). Unfortunately Fiat became ill & we took her to Hospital, on the way to Fort Williams. Other performed well & completed.

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Hi guys, I too joined The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally, 2014. My car Serial nos. are 60 (Morris 8- Series E- 4 door- Black-1939), 109 (Fiat Millicento- Cream & Green-1956) & 137 (Volkswagen-1964-Blue). Unfortunately Fiat became ill & we took her to Hospital, on the way to Fort Williams. Other performed well & completed.

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Hi, welcome aboard. Do share some images of your cars, I dont recall a cream and green Millecento pics being posted, and there are many Fiat fans here
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I believe this is the car being referred to.

**EDIT** - I'm sorry; my bad. This is No. 117. Mr. Roy's car is no. 109. We missed it, as Mr. Roy has said, it became ill and had to be taken to the doc for a check-up and necessary diagnosis and attention. We have pics of the other two ladies, though (The Black Morris 8 with the sign describing the car on the rear screen; one of the first pics, and the Blue Beetle with the similar sign on the front shield). I believe I have been able to place them.

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We are missing John Milne from the event and this thread, John where are you these days and where is your Fiat ?
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I thought I would post this for members who wouild be interested in participating in the Kolkata Statesman Rally to be held in early 2015.

Sadly, The Statesman newspaper's readership base has rapidly declined in Calcutta over the years and it's therefore easy to miss the official deadline for putting in applications for participating.

This ad was in today's, 19th November, 2014 Statesman and is self explanatory.

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