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Old 22nd January 2009, 22:39   #1
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Default Deccan Heritage Republic day rally, Hyderabad- 26th jan. '09

Greetings!

After what seemed like an eternity (atleast to me!) with the challenges faced since 15th august 2008, the Deccan Heritage Automobile Association, Hyderabad is said to be finally back in full swing once again, organising it's 6th Republic Day vintage/classic car/bike show on the 26th of Jan. 2009!

The venue remains the same as last year- Lumbini Park, opp. AP Secretariat, Necklace Rd.

We have the honour of having with us Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, as the Chief Guest for said event this year.

The event shall commence at 9.30 AM; however, participants are suggested to make it even a little earlier if possible, as a little time would be set aside to wait until a substantial number have arrived before the show actually commences, beginning with the flag-hoisting by the Chief Guest, and inaugaral speech.

This year's event shall consist of a brief display of the cars/bikes. Whether there will be lunch to follow, as last time, is yet to be confirmed.

Please pass on this message to all the people you know who are interested, and vintage/classic owning hyderabadis, please make it a point to BE THERE with your rides this time!

Hyderabad badly needs a good show by us folks and let's see to it that we rock the socks of our city with our (p)rides!!

Cheers!

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Old 22nd January 2009, 22:44   #2
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Wow, will look forward to seeing pics of this one.
Good news: Shyam's pennant will have her first public appearance.
Bad news: So Shyam will definitely not make it to the FCCCI Pune !
Lage raho YaAru !
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Shyam, better be there with your camera. Im sure DKG will be doing his justice to most vintages with his usual inimitable style of presentation. Looking forward to both your posts.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 23:02   #4
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Thanks ravi, gogi! Yes of course- mEra camera....sAth hoooga, mEra camera....

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Bad news: So Shyam will definitely not make it to the FCCCI Pune !
Uh, I couldn't make it even otherwise as my mom's coming home on sunday the 25th plus I've got a function to attend that evening......then she's leaving on 26th night so will have to be home to drop her at the station then (in my SS80, so for fear of her I'm rushing to get that ready as well!)

But yes, I'm glad I finally have one of my standards making it to a show!
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Dear Folks,
As Stanher announced,DHAA will be hosting the Vintage Car Rally on 26th Jan 2009 at Lumbini Parking Area as always.
Mr.Jayesh Ranjan will do the flag hoisting at 11.30 and preside over the function.
It has been proposed to have a participation / registration fee of Rs.100 for Cars and Rs.50 for Bikes for which lunch coupons will be given to all participants upon payment of this registration fees.
One can also become Life members of the Deccan Heritage Automobile Association (DHAA) as Membership forms will be available at the venue.
All automobile enthusiasts who have Vintage/Classic machines are welcome to display their vehicles.
Let this event be a grand success.
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Old 26th January 2009, 21:53   #6
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The Deccan Heritage Automobile Association Rally today at Lumbini Park on the eve of the 60th Republic Parade was a grand success.The event was meticulously organised by the DHAA members including myself.There were a score of some awesome classic bikes and cars as usual as this event has become the only synonymous event with Hyderabad and Secunderabad,drawing attention and participation from various automobile enthusiasts.

Mr.Jayesh Ranjan,MD of APTDC graced the occassion and adressed the much enthralled crowd,appreciating what DHAA is doing and also announced the week long tourism Festival starting on the Ugadi day in MArch 09.He promised that APTDc will work with DHAA during this week long festival to organise a vintage rally event to bring our more and more attention to this endevour which has been only championed by DHAA.He added that this Ugadi festivity event will carry more national and International media attention.Mr.Ranjan reiterated that DHAA has the sole capability to organise such events of even more higher calibre and magnitude.

DHAA welcomes other automobile enthusiasts to join us and synergise this endevour to bring our many more national events across the country under the torch bearing of one and only DHAA.

Shyam with your brilliant Pennant,Suren thanks for joining and making this event a success.
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Old 26th January 2009, 22:09   #7
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Thanks hillram!

And now, complementing hillram's write-up with pics....

Boy did we have fun today!! 'turned out to be quite a refreshing change after the last downturn we faced on 15th aug. '08!

And I hope we're able to have rallies/shows conducted without interruption in future as well!
All the more better, as hillram mentioned, was the planning of a similar event not too long from now, on one day out of a week-long celebration of UgAdhi (telugu new year), which will be in March!

There appeared to be some new entrants this time, as well as old entrants with 'new' vehicles, namely yours truly, hillram and suren with our Standard Pennant, Toyota Corolla and Vespa 150 respectively (coincidentally, all 3 rides have shades of blue on them! )

And now for the pics...cars first:

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And after what seemed like an eternity, a STANHER (apart from yours' truly! hehe) that made a comeback to the Deccan Heritage rallies! And just the right company for my Pennant!

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This pristine mk1 Amby with the rare double-pattis on either side seemed (atleast to me!) a first-timer. IMHO, the space between the side-trims painted in a different colour, would've made a more distinctive impact.
I was intrigued by it's hubcaps though- never seen anything like these! Anyone who did??

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More pics. to follow.....!

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......continued from my last post:

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This nice '65 Volvo Amazon seemed another first-timer.

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One major attraction was this predominantly vintage Opel pick-up conversion. I suspect it to be a factory job, if not a really well-executed one! My mech. seemed interested enough to pose with it!
I found it equally interesting to see my Standard Pennant meters put to use in this 'car!'

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No, that's not all! Still more to come.....
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continued again, the last of the car pics.
The beetle is owned by Anirudh, the Sec. of the DHAA. I guess it's supposed to have a black strip along the middle of both the bumpers?

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.....followed by bike pics. ('didn't get to click those as much as I was more engrossed with the cars! 'did click what I felt stood out among the crowd)

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Rashid Mody in his trademark 'mirror' sunglasses making a suitable pose with his 50s(?) Ariel, and that's his son Michael (dark sunglasses), not sure if he too is posing though!

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Well, that's it from me! If the others who attended have any other pics. to share, do post them!

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Old 27th January 2009, 01:03   #10
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MY PROFOUND APOLOGIES!! I missed including these in my last post!!

This is what you get if you try to hoodwink sleep at midnight I guess!

A BSA Bantam

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Lamby polo 150, again a first-timer AFAIK. Any idea which state is MOU?? is it MP?

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And last but not the least, our own Suren181's immaculate Vespa 150!

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Wow! Now thats a treat!
Loved the cars! As for the bikes...I'm still drooling. Any more pics of the Indian Chief?
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Wondering why the Morris Mini's din't turn up this time...

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Wondering why the Morris Mini's din't turn up this time...
There was a red one (although it isn't quite a mini but one of the variants- with a different front end/grille) that I saw making it's way towards the venue, just as most of us were leaving home!

There was also a black hillman minx that was a regular at these rallies but didn't turn up this time!
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Shyam..Awesome pictures.I quite realise the magnitude of the Rally now.Thanks for clicking.Knowing your camera would do the work..i purposely forgot to bring mine :-)
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Can anyone who wass there post pictures and the details on all the cars in the event.
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