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Old 23rd September 2007, 23:56   #76
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The Kingsway in the blue n' white make me go wild. Remember the one my grandpa had many years ago.
I'll pick one up someday.
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Old 24th September 2007, 00:02   #77
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Alfa of the MD of Fiat India.


Fiat 2000 turbo spyder by Pinninfarina.


Bentley Turbo. Ive had a chakkar in this car last year, it is WICKED! The surge of power when the turbo kicked in gave me whiplash!


Lastly this Apte's special! Cant figure out what its made of, and didnt bother to look too closely.
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Great pics Karl, loved the opel looks like its got a new coat and the Vauxhall velox is a stunner. Re the "9-Lakh Jeep"... im still laughing!!.
The VWs they are too bling. The orange and black beetle reminds me of the so called Mustang from the Bombay Rally but the beetles got a great paint job which can hardly be said re the Mustang. The red convertible beetle has got very hot roddish looks. Is that a Karmann badge on its fender, coz if it is then its got the wrong indicator lights on the fender. They should be like the orange and black has which are wrong for that car. Wrong lights... good apint job but cant be called a restoration as it is not original. Both the beetles. The red hard top is good. Next rally waiting to see yours in the line up.. and later on in the day a pic with a cup sitting on its belly!!
Keep em coming.

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great pictures karl.
loved the wolsley with the rolls. god know what the guy with the orange beetle doing. does he need attention that bad? i like the black and red beetle, hot rod style. i see the PSF cars were in full force, from the old to the new. showing off at its best going on i see.
i had almost bought this bently turbo R three years ago. it truely is a lovely car.
where were your cars karl?like gogi bhai said hope to see them winning prizes the next time round.
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The orange and black beetle was prepared by Davis, a renowned painter in Poona. He also painted the chop top beetle, besides the Landmaster, Fiat Ballila, Badamikar cars and most of the Poonawalla cars. His work is outstanding, but the his personal cars are...well...loud! That badge you see is his monogram adorning his cars. I'll never understand why people do that.

The Chop top bug is a very curious looking backyard job, with wrong cuts and angles everywhere, though he did put up a board saying VW custom.

The red 66 Bug belongs to my school teacher and her husband. It was bought new in germany, used there for 3 years and then bruoght to Pune. It even sports a Golf ball gear knob like your GTi.

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Old 24th September 2007, 11:54   #81
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Talking Pune Festival Vintage & Exotic Car Rally - 23rd Sept 07 - Part 1

hi all..
It was a crisp, bright sunday morning yesterday. And the yearly Pune Festival Vintage + Exotic car rally was just perfect match for the day !
It was fun to see all the cars together.. and ogle at them, especially the Lambos and Rolls. Man, poonawalas have a fixation with Rolls Royce it seems. Nice, huge and classy collection.
I dont have much knowledge about the classics but some cars worth the mention were The 1908 Wolsely, Poonawala's 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III ( very well kept car i must say ) and Poonawala's 1949 Bentley Mark VI.
All others included a Karmann Ghia, MG rover, Citroen 2cv, Citroen Light 15 ( looks awesome ), Chrysler Windsor, 4 different VW Beetles amd lot more.
The beetles done up by Avanthi motor works were loud but different - the meaty looking choptop Beetle was the best amongst them.

There were lot of bikes participating in the rally - mostly Triumphs - my count stands at 5. Our own Mr.Karlossingh Fiatwalle had become Triumhwale for the occasion, participating with his Triumph. As for the ride part, Moral 'bhopu' Fibre joined him on pillion.
Lot of superbikes were also present, including a Busa, a brand new Suzuki GSR1000 and the usual Hondas.

All in all, it was great fun for us petrolheads and shutterbugs.

Now let the pics speak.

Vintage section :
The oldest car present : 1908 Wolsely


The spirit on Phantom III


Phantom III




Another Poonawala Rolls Royce


Silver Cloud II


Silver Shadow II



Ruggedness and Elegance - side by side...



Another Rolls Royce with a wicked colour scheme IMHO
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Poonawala's 1949 Bentley Mark VI





Poonawala's 1956 Mercedes Benz 190



..Continued to part 2..
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Default Pune Festival Vintage & Exotic Car Rally - 23rd Sept 07 - Part 2

continued from part 1 ( post no. 81 )

Avanthi motor works beetles









Red Beetle :



Other VWs :

VW Van


Karmann GHIA




Badamikar's VW - somebody please tell me what is it called ?


Badamikar's other war-machine ( dunno if its a VW or not )




Chevys :

Poonawala's 1931 chevy



1949 Chevy Deluxe


Chevy Impala



Fiats :

Velankar's 1939 Fiat Balilla


Fiat 2000 turbo spyder by Pinninfarina


..Continued to part 3..
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Default Pune Festival Vintage & Exotic Car Rally - 23rd Sept 07 - Part 3

continued from part 2

Others :

Citroen Light 15


Chrysler Windsor




Austin


De Soto


MG Rover


Mini Cooper



Dodge Kingsway


Morris


Vauxhall Volker


What car is this ? Didn't see any badge..




Now, the bikes.
Couldn't manage full pics of bikes due to the rush. Plase make do with these :d

Karl and Kiran at the flag off



Ariel


Triumph - very well maintained


Another Triumph


Norton - superbly kept it seems.


BMW


Lambretta



Whew.. that was long post. Hope you guys like the pics.
Pics of exotics coming up in Part 4.
I have missed clicking a lot of cars. Official count should be available with Karl.
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Oh seems,i missed some part of the show man.didnt see some of these car you've posted.
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Default Pune Festival Vintage & Exotic Car Rally - 23rd Sept 07 - Part 4

Continued from part 3..

Now for the Exotics part. The list goes.. huh.. better let the pics speak !!!

The Lamborghinis :

Murcielago LP640







He ripped her like crazy after exiting.. man, that was some roar the Murcie has..


Gallardo SE







The Prancing Horse : F360 :









..continued to part 5..
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Default Pune Festival Vintage & Exotic Car Rally - 23rd Sept 07 - Part 5

Continued from part 4..

Porsche Carrera S







Bentley GT Continental






is it for real ?? There's no body skirts/ front spoiler visible on the car..



Rolls Royce Phantoms :

Bhosale's Phantom




Phantom followed by his SL500


Poonawala Phantom






Mercedes SL500


Other Mercs : Dont know the Model Numbers.. Karl/V16 - please enlighten !!




Well, that finishes the 5 part pictorial report about the rally.
@karl - please post the total number of cars and bikes present at the rally.. in papers, it says 100+ vehicles were supposed to be taking part.

Thanks for all the patience shown in going thru such a long post.

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Great Pics hkanitkar...
btw, have seen the lamborghini and the ferrari in town, but never the porsche or the blue bentlry... any clues who it belongs to...
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Great Pics hkanitkar...
btw, have seen the lamborghini and the ferrari in town, but never the porsche or the blue bentlry... any clues who it belongs to...
The number plates read his abbreviated name - AP = Adar Poonawala.
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Thanks for the detailed review!!!The blue convertible is not a dodge kingsway. Its a buick 8/roadmaster
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