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Old 20th April 2014, 19:04   #1
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Today the VCCCI conducted its annual vintage and classic car and bike fiesta at the Radisson Blu hotel at Kharadi. It was well attended inspite of rising temperatures - I really really wish they could be held in the months between November and February.

American iron in full attendance

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Here are pictures of almost all the participating cars and bikes, in alphabetical order

Austin Seven was one of two at the event, the other being Ms. Nene's delightful little car which unfortunately I missed to photograph.

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There were 3 Bentley Mark VIs in attendance, I missed shooting the Poonawalla Hooper Saloon, ex-Mysore #B294EY.

The stunning Jeejebhoy DHC by Mulliner, ex Mysore, #B216EY

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Bulldogji's Mark VI, provenance unknown to me.
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1934 (?) Buick Limousine is a regular entrant

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1947/48 Buick Super was a new entrant

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1947 Buick Model 56 C is ex Bansda, and looked like a million bucks

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1949 Buick 8 attended from Bombay

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1947/48 Cadillac was a new entry too, and very well presented, including a nifty old AC unit. Note the single semaphore on the passenger's side (also present on another similar car at the event). Strange!

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1947 Fleetwood is a recent import

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Another 47/48 Fleetwood

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Another 47 Cadillac - 4 cars in total! This one I haven't seen before

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1963 Chevrolet Impala from the Sanas collection

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Lovely 1947 Chrysler Windsor in the same ownership from new.

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Dodge bus is a regular

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1947/48 Dodge was beautifully presented, and very original. The trim on these DPDC models rarely align so tightly

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1954 Dodge Kingsway

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1956/57 Dodge Kingsway sporting US cop car colours

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Another 2 1956/57 Kingsways were entered

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And giving them company was a 1958 Dodge

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A trio of Fiat 1100s included

1962 Fiat Super Select from Bombay

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1960/61 (?) Fiat Select donning a new look

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and my 1972 Delight

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The others were veldeep's Balila and the Spyder

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Pair of Model A Fords drove down from Bombay, and drove straight back after lunch. Full marks!

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Ford Prefect was a new entry.

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Never seen these kind of lights before, looked very cool.
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1947/48 Ford Super Deluxe

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The sole Jeep entered, flanked by a stylish Mercedes W123 coupe

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1940/41 Lincoln Zephyr coupe was a new entry, just restored

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Mercedes Nurburg travelled from Bombay, along with an Oldsmobile convertible I missed shooting

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This Mercedes 230 was complemented by another seemingly similar car, a new entry

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Pair of Mercedes fintails, both maroon. One was a new entry

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Mercedes pagoda SL is a familiar sight

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This W126 Mercedes was one of 2 at the event

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A W124 (?) convertible Mercedes

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Mini was a new entrant

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Pair of Morris Minors

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1947/48 Oldsmobile came from Bombay

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Pair of Packard Clippers - a coupe and saloon

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1922 Rolls-Royce 20hp Windovers tourer #43G5.

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1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp #GNC21

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1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III #3CM37

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1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

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1949 Skoda of veldeep

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1919 Steyr was freshly restored, infact completed through the night to get here. In the same ownership since new I believe.

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Chinese London Taxi

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Military Tempo

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Vauxhall was freshly restored. A very original untouched car when procured, it still retains a couple of period stickers

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The top brass were in attendance for the event

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Some oddities dropped by as well, including this rickshaw with an Austin grille

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This bike took the cake - covered in dozens of badges and ornamentation from various classics. I hope everyone checked their cars before leaving

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And finally the bikes, where Pune has never dissappointed.

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This BSA was particularly well presented, everything original, Made in England. Even original tools

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Jawa with special display

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Lambretta D

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Norton Dominator 650SS

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Triumph Thunderbird with 'featherbed' frame

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Assortment of Vespas included Minoo Fitter's 1960 bike that he bought new, and still faithfully rode down to Pune from Bombay to attend the event in the scorching heat at age well over 70. Hats off Minoo uncle

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Beautiful. Really nice pictures too. Would have loved to visit. Was it a private event or open to public? How does one come to know when and where these events are held?

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Beautiful. Really nice pictures too. Would have loved to visit. Was it a private event or open to public? How does one come to know when and where these events are held?
These are very much public events. Usually there is some press coverage in the days leading to an event, but mostly it is spread by word of mouth, this being a small circle.
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Beautiful pictures, thanks for posting! I wish I had known about this.

I had photographed the Steyr sometime between 1998 and 2000 in Bombay. A number of vintage Bentleys had come over from the UK to drive across India. I think it was called the 'Jewel of India' rally or something similar. This event was held by the VCCCI in their honour.

The Steyr appears to have acquired railway carriage style door handles and a split windscreen since then. I hope the restoration was well researched.
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1949 Skoda of veldeep
The 1949 Skoda, bearing Poona registration 'BYF/8322', well!...Guess he must be congratulated! His car made an appearance in the Poona edition of the Times Of India, dated 21/4/2014.

As regards to Dodge Kingsway, bearing registration "BLI/1182", wasn't she white earlier? Shame! I liked her more, in that avatar.

Lastly, its a pity, that I decided to come all the way to Kharadi, on my trusty Cannondale. Due to the ever increasing heat, and also due to a reasonable (-Avg speed of 28!) speed, the slicks on my Cannondale just.......Failed!

Was so very excited, wanting to meet you people! Still...another time I guess!

BTW, Karl, I really wanted to meet "BYH/5123". When will the petite Brit be up and about?

Lastly, regards to the duo of of Packards that was present, should'nt it be the trio? Where art thou, "BMX/8998"?
Let this be-"The case of the missing Clipper"!

Cheerio!

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Awsome!! karlosdeville, I really missed as I was out of Pune. But thanks again for posting pics. of the timely beauties. I did read in the saturday paper but due to family commitments missed it. Better luck next time..
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These are very much public events. Usually there is some press coverage in the days leading to an event, but mostly it is spread by word of mouth, this being a small circle.
Unless its covered heavily and publicly announced / advertised in all types of media, it will remain in a small circle. An I really don't know whether that is a good thing or a bad thing.

Display and viewing of these beauties must be encouraged, not for those who know, but for those who don't and for the youngsters to who this will and must pass on to.

Some are lucky, like Karlosdeville to have parents and family who have involved them in this since childhood, but what about the kids nowadays, who can't see beyond an ipad and a joystick?

Pune has a lot more cars, and bikes, all hidden away and some not displayed just because the owners didn't know this show was coming up.
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I had photographed the Steyr sometime between 1998 and 2000 in Bombay. A number of vintage Bentleys had come over from the UK to drive across India. I think it was called the 'Jewel of India' rally or something similar. This event was held by the VCCCI in their honour.

The Steyr appears to have acquired railway carriage style door handles and a split windscreen since then. I hope the restoration was well researched.
Lovely pics - do share some more from this and similar events when possible.

Knowing the restorer's track record I am sure that much research went to authenticity of the restoration. He did mention to me that the windscreen was incorrect.
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The Steyr appears to have acquired railway carriage style door handles and a split windscreen since then. I hope the restoration was well researched.
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Knowing the restorer's track record I am sure that much research went to authenticity of the restoration. He did mention to me that the windscreen was incorrect.
The restorer (morris1948) has shared these reference images of a car in Vienna showing the windscreen (I wonder what Buddha? is doing there!) and a manual copy showing the door handles.

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Lovely pics - do share some more from this and similar events when possible.
I really should pull out my albums and scan the pictures. I reached this particular event very late. The Bentleys had retired to the Oberoi. After taking pictures of the local cars off I went to the Oberoi. I pleaded with the lobby manager and eventually he let me go down to the basement, on condition that I would not take any pictures. What a sight it was, almost pornographic! I have never seen so many W O Bentleys together. There were several 3 and 4 1/2 litres, possibly some 6 1/4s. Cant remember if there were any blowers or 8s. How I wish I had taken pictures!

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He did mention to me that the windscreen was incorrect.
This is corroborated by my pictures. Notice the gap between the windscreen and the cowl?

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The restorer (morris1948) has shared these reference images of a car in Vienna showing the windscreen (I wonder what Buddha? is doing there!) and a manual copy showing the door handles.

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Well, even the Vienna car has the gap between the windscreen and the cowl .

Buddha has probably kept this car calm and allowed it to live so long!

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