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Old 12th June 2008, 23:31   #16
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Here some infos about the 883 miles Delhy-Bombay event, from Automobile Véloce (French publication) and Le Matin (Belgian newspaper)
Around September 1904, The Motor Union of Western India announced a new motorsport contest for December 1904 / January 1905, a 8-days reliability trials, not a speed event (as the maximim speed would be 30 mph).
1st day, December 26th, 1904: Delhi - Agra, 128 miles
2nd day, December 27th, 1904: Agra - Cwalior, 71 miles
3rd day, December 28th, 1904: Cwalior - Goona, 127 miles
4th day, December 29th, 1904: Goona - Sarangpur, 94 miles
5th day, December 30th, 1904: Sarangpur - Indore, 74 miles
6th day, December 31th, 1904: Indore - Dhulia, 145 miles
7th day, January 1st, 1905: Dhulia - Nasik, 97 miles
8th day, January 2nd, 1905: Nasik - Bombay, 147 miles.
The result was only for amateurs, ie each entry was to be made by the owner of the car.
From le Matin (November 1904)
Cars expected / promised : Darracq, Richard-Brasier, Bayard-Clément, de Dietrich, de Dion-Bouton, F.I.A.T., Mercedes and some british cars...
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.... Bombay also issued BL_ series in the 80s, but that was well after the Bengal registrations were cancelled.....
Thanks Karl, that is what i was wondering.

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I came across a book by Zigwheels on Indian motorsport, mainly the last year or so, but also covering some history.
It should be of interest to motorsports buffs, I was glad to see a picture of a Lagonda being raced back in the day too.

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this site is great but AWFUL. have a look.

Welcome to the Calcutta Motor Sports Club.

have a look at this. a big thanks to Mr. Ali...a must for rally fanatics.

http://www.rally.co.in/blog-f8/niaz-...ries-t698.html

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@KArl, Is this Book new?
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Here some infos about the 883 miles Delhy-Bombay event, from Automobile Véloce (French publication) and Le Matin (Belgian newspaper)
Around September 1904, The Motor Union of Western India announced a new motorsport contest for December 1904 / January 1905, a 8-days reliability trials, not a speed event (as the maximim speed would be 30 mph).
1st day, December 26th, 1904: Delhi - Agra, 128 miles
2nd day, December 27th, 1904: Agra - Cwalior, 71 miles
3rd day, December 28th, 1904: Cwalior - Goona, 127 miles
4th day, December 29th, 1904: Goona - Sarangpur, 94 miles
5th day, December 30th, 1904: Sarangpur - Indore, 74 miles
6th day, December 31th, 1904: Indore - Dhulia, 145 miles
7th day, January 1st, 1905: Dhulia - Nasik, 97 miles
8th day, January 2nd, 1905: Nasik - Bombay, 147 miles.
The result was only for amateurs, ie each entry was to be made by the owner of the car.From le Matin (November 1904)
Cars expected / promised : Darracq, Richard-Brasier, Bayard-Clément, de Dietrich, de Dion-Bouton, F.I.A.T., Mercedes and some british cars...
Had this pics with me for long (got'em from internet).probably from the same event first pic is from french publication L'illustartion of 7th jan 1905 and second pic is of Poona Race from The Bystander 19th Sept 1906.
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Here is a neat photo of a Padmini in rally kit on eBay. Can anyone identify the people?

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Here is a neat photo of a Padmini in rally kit on eBay. Can anyone identify the people?

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This Sure is from our times! Its a Madras all womans team since the car is Madras regd. But one of them in the front does it look like Nisha Sutaria?
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This Sure is from our times! Its a Madras all womans team since the car is Madras regd. But one of them in the front does it look like Nisha Sutaria?
The regn looks like MAS to me, which would be Bombay around 85.
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The regn looks like MAS to me, which would be Bombay around 85.
I thought Mumbai was MM_
MAs was Madras!
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Oh how I miss the days: Huge Hella's on the front of Padmini's, The MASA being flagged off from Sea Rock hotel, the hill climbs at Filmcity, The dirt track circuit at NSCI, the time trials at Juhu airport. Pictures so vivid in my mind yet. All I dreamed of those days was racing.
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I thought Mumbai was MM_
MAs was Madras!
MAS was definitely Mumbai, mid 80s. You will see a lot of SS80 Marutis/Mercedes 123/126 with that series. MAF ran in Pune at the same time. We bought MAF 1580 Maruti van brand new in 85.

MM series also ran in Mumbai, maybe slightly earlier.

Madras started with MS_ and MD_ series.
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MAS was definately mumbai, After MAS came MFA, then MFC (Our Standard 2000 was MFC 2687 amongst the first in Mumbai 1985) then MFF, next BLB, BLL etc
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I thought Mumbai was MM_
MAs was Madras!
MAS was definitely Bombay, around 1986, we had one of the first high roof vans alloted to us, it had MAS. MAS 7952, where are you now? I am aware that there is another thread for this, but I am not seriously looking.

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Oh how I miss the days: Huge Hella's on the front of Padmini's, The MASA being flagged off from Sea Rock hotel, the hill climbs at Filmcity, The dirt track circuit at NSCI, the time trials at Juhu airport. Pictures so vivid in my mind yet. All I dreamed of those days was racing.
I clearly remember having gone to the old Juhu Airport to see car and bike races, these were not time trials. This was in around 1980, Maserati racing with Fiat 125 and other cars.

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Here is a gem of a picture from the Standard Motor Club website
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Racing in Calcutta

It shows a Standard 8 DHC racing in Calcutta with an MG TC and a Singer roadster. The Standard looks somewhat out of place.
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