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Madras Day celebrations - Display & talk on Madras' automotive heritage
Late last month I was visiting Chennai and luckily it coincided with an event. As part of the Madras Day celebrations, a display and small talk was organised at Hotel Turyaa. The talk was particularly enjoyable, discussing Madras's automotive history from the first car to come to Madras, and the contribution of the Simpson's Group, TVS, Addisons, Amalgamations etc. Speakers were noted historians S Muthiah and V Sriram.
Here are some of the cars on display.
A pair of Austins, the second car being in one family from new.
Buick Super I think of the MRF group.
Chevrolet Styline/Deluxe. If I remember right this car was part of the Jamshedpur collection of cars of the Tatas.
A pair of Kingsways - a 56 saloon and 54 convertible.
Handsome Fiat Spyder ex Bombay.
Very original and well restored Fiat Super Select.
Ford Mustang now donning a lovely emerald green colour.
Ford Anglia of fellow BHPian.
Jag Mark 2
Pair of early Jeeps.
Merc 123 in a lovely striking blue.
Merc 115 was seen in the Rajesh Khanna starrer Avtar in blue
Merc 170 of BHPian Dussey who kindly showed me around.
Pair of MGs
Morris Minor lowlight tourer
Morris Minor saloon
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.
I loved this Volvo Amazon
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Re: Madras Day celebrations - Display & talk on Madras' automotive heritage
Nice collection of drool worthy pictures. Missed it in spite of living here in Chennai. Rolls looks royal and ultimate in the collection. Thanks Karlosdeville!
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