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Old 4th February 2009, 19:56   #1411
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Okay Fiat club Mumbai members how about something exciting before the onset of the monsoons like an overnight drive to Mahableshwar or something.
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Absolutely nothing like it man.
i am all up for it.
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Greetings shared with Shri Bhimsen Joshi ji on behalf of all Auto enthusiasts fraternity by members of FIAT Classic Car Club of India family.

Shri Bhimsen Joshi ji's Residence, Kalashree, Pune 411030
January 3, 2009

Dear all,

Here's a wonderful share. As we all are proud of Shri Bhimsen Joshi ji for his amazing contributions to our nation; he is adored by the nation with the ultimate honor
"Bhaarat Ratna"....

God bless him!

Joshi ji has two things very close to his heart, his passion

- Music & Automobiles

He also owned a FIAT and his family have had very cherishing moments of memoirs of the charm on wheels!

FCCCI members wonderfully comprising the fabric family of Bhaarat, have been delighted to share respects and gratitude and share warm wishes of affection with Shri Bhimsen Joshi ji.

His spirit of excellence, his ultimate contribution in Music, love of automobiles and zest of life - salutes !

The FCCCI members family from 5 to 75 years young wished for him warm regards of happiness, cheers, great health to Ti. Bhimsen ji and all Joshi family!

We were glad to have with us Shri Yande, his car care mechanic for more than 40 years who shared about the excellence of knowledge of automobiles, his extreme passion of driving all across India : from Kolkata to Hubli ... all by himself...

Shri Bhimsen ji's son Shri Jayant Joshi conveyed his greetings to all auto enthusiasts for the warm gesture shared with Bhimsen ji and his family.

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Hey that's second celebrity member of our group right?

Nice to know this information.
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Fellas, We have decided to hold a drive to Lonavala on the 1st of march. It is the First Sundat of MArch. We shall be going a little further from lonavala, namely kanshet. We had been there last year during the monsoons and it was brilliant fun. But, Last time, we could not take our Fiats along. This time though, We shall all b r taking our beloved babbies with us.

Please confirm your list ASAP!!
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I may join you either in my dukkar or my palio
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Guys.

I was wondering why is it that the old Fiats with suicide doors are refered to as "dukkar". Can you guys please shed some light on this.

Though I lived all my early life in Inida and having a single owner 1964 Fiat 1100 ( still with us ) in Hyderabad I have never heard this expression before.

Also used to have a 1971 Italian Fiat 850 sports fastback coupe. This was a gem of a car with a small 903 CC rear mounted four cylinder engine. It had a dual choke weber carb and factory fitted headers.

One hell of a good loking car and with excellent handling and good performance. It had the looks of a Ferrari shrunk in size.

Are there any of these neat cars still active in Inida.

Attached are pictures of a 850 just like mine.
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Wow, That 850 is a beautifull looking car indeed.

Coming back to your query, The Millicento and the Elegant were called "dukkar". Probably as they had those coupe round backs and thus resembled a pig's bottom!! That is the best explanation i can think of.
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Coming back to your query, The Millicento and the Elegant were called "dukkar". Probably as they had those coupe round backs and thus resembled a pig's bottom!! That is the best explanation i can think of.
Well, I gather it is the plump round shape and centre light that somewhat accentuates the shape of a pigs snout. Its open to interpretation. I dont find the comparo flattering!

Cyrus, what is a coupe round back on a 4 door sedan? Im eager to know.

There are a couple of similar 850s in the south, featured elsewhere on the forum.
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The round rear theory seems more persuasive than the centre light. Actually the whole look might have been responsible for the word. Sounds derived from mechanic lingo.
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So as of now The List is as Follows.

1. Cyrus
2. Behram
3. Roni
4. Amol
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So as of now The List is as Follows.

1. Cyrus
2. Behram
3. Roni
4. Amol
5. Anil Jain + 2 relatives
6. Karl
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So as of now the UPDATED List is as Follows.

1. Cyrus
2. Behram
3. Roni
4. Amol
5. Anil Jain + 2 relatives
6. Karl
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