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Old 3rd February 2009, 18:46   #1
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Default KOLKATA - Daily Drivers found on the streets.

Hi!

I have been taking a few photos of some interesting cars I have seen around the city. Thought it would be an interesting Thread to "Show Case" our working treasures.

I hope that other Team-BHP Members here in Kolkata will add to it.

Just realized most of my files are too big to down load at this point and will have to post them later.

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Hey is that a Austin 7...IIRC around 92-93 there use to be Austin 7, a few couple of buildings away from my place then at Middleton street, use to be driven around by an old Parsi Gentleman(Bawaji)...
Also remember a Big Blue Chevelle like 2 door American car use to be parked often in the building opposite my place..
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john - you can always resize the pics in any image editor. I typically use the GIMP. Try resizing to 1024x 768 pixels. If in Microsoft / windows, you will have something called paint.
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John,

The Austin 7 belongs to a genteman in Wellington (just next to Hind Cinema).

Have also seen a well-restored Grey Landmaster parked near Kolkata Town Hall (I park my car there everyday as its near to office). Will get a pic if desired.
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john - you can always resize the pics in any image editor. I typically use the GIMP. Try resizing to 1024x 768 pixels. If in Microsoft / windows, you will have something called paint.
I've got moved over to a Macbook, great machine that I promised it to my grand son some day. Have found a round about way to reduce them but now i lost it. It's somewhere hiding. Not complaining, just a very low techi with a slippery memory.

Thanks for you help.
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I've got moved over to a Macbook, great machine that I promised it to my grand son some day. Have found a round about way to reduce them but now i lost it. It's somewhere hiding. Not complaining, just a very low techi with a slippery memory.

Thanks for you help.
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If you need help in reducing picture size, kindly let me know I'll send over a step-by-step easy method of doing it.
I saw your lovely car and you sometime back at the Tolly Club show or the Car Rally (not sure which one). We, the layman car lover and lover of all things good, look upto enthusiasts and knowledgeable folks like you, Karl, DKG, V-16 and the rest of the gurus. If you're looking out for big 50s-60s sedans, I 'll try helping you.
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If you need help in reducing picture size, kindly let me know I'll send over a step-by-step easy method of doing it.
I saw your lovely car and you sometime back at the Tolly Club show or the Car Rally (not sure which one). We, the layman car lover and lover of all things good, look upto enthusiasts and knowledgeable folks like you, Karl, DKG, V-16 and the rest of the gurus. If you're looking out for big 50s-60s sedans, I 'll try helping you.
Hi!
Must have met you at the tolly as I was sick for the Statesman.

Do you have a Mac?
What I doing is to transfer my photos to email where I can format them down to either small or medium. then drag them to my screen and then into BHP. I'm sure there must be a short cut but am still looking for it.

I'm in love with the "little peoples cars" of India particularly the Italian Fiats as they "drivable fixable and affordable" for daily driving. Space permitting I would love to have a 50's Morris Minor convertible, the first car my father ever owned and the one I learned how to drive with.

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If you need help in reducing picture size, kindly let me know I'll send over a step-by-step easy method of doing it.
I saw your lovely car and you sometime back at the Tolly Club show or the Car Rally (not sure which one). We, the layman car lover and lover of all things good, look upto enthusiasts and knowledgeable folks like you, Karl, DKG, V-16 and the rest of the gurus. If you're looking out for big 50s-60s sedans, I 'll try helping you.
Hi!
Must have met you at the Tolly as I was sick for the Statesman.

Do you have a Mac?
What I am doing is to transfer my photos to email where I can format them down to either small or medium. then drag them to my screen and then into BHP. I'm sure there must be a short cut but am still looking for it.

I'm in love with the "little peoples cars" of India particularly the Italian Fiats as they "drivable fixable and affordable" for daily driving. Space permitting I would love to have a 50's Morris Minor convertible, the first car my father ever owned and the one I learned how to drive with.

Cheers

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Do you have any software for photo resizing? something like iZoom 1.2 or Resize 1.4.2? here's a couple of links from whch you can download a free software:Download iZoom 1.2 - Photo resizing and cropping tool for your Mac - Softpedia
Download Resize! 1.4.2 - Batch, resize & compress images. - Softpedia click on any one of these and there are simple instructions on how to download.Once you have a software downloaded (to choose which software to downlaod, read the description column at the lower half of the page), drag the photos into the software and resize them.This way, you can resize a lot of photos at one go.Once that's done, do a drag n drop to the blog whenever you need. Hope this helps.
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Easiest way to resize the pictures is to open them with Microsoft Office PictureManager. Just click on the edit button and the resize options come up
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Easiest way to resize the pictures is to open them with Microsoft Office PictureManager. Just click on the edit button and the resize options come up
I am using a Mac Book, has different platform and operating system, not to popular here, used in graphics and art industry.

Once I get back home I can stop into the Apple Store any time for tutorials.

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Have also seen a well-restored Grey Landmaster parked near Kolkata Town Hall (I park my car there everyday as its near to office). Will get a pic if desired.
Finally, managed to take pics of the car, as I was carrying my camera today.

Experts, is the dashboard authentic? Doesnt it look like an Ambassador Nova dash?
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Experts, is the dashboard authentic? Doesnt it look like an Ambassador Nova dash?
No. The original Landmaster dash had dials in the centre, with ivory coloured Smiths meters and matching ivory coloured push-pull switches. And the paint on this car looks to be in bad shape - blisters all over.
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This car mostlikely may be a new gen body with retro body parts implanted the windshield wipers are the corrected type instead of facing each other. On 2nd thought the wiper set up has been grafted into the orignal body itself. Another fabrication are those spot lights which are a yamaha RX100 type converted to spots with a braket, I did the same thing
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How about this Hindustan 14 being pushed through Ballygunge area?
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Exclamation Hurricane Hindustan!

A Hindustan 14 is used as a daily driver in Kolkata, by a man who commutes to Dalhousie everyday for work. Seen it pass by many times outside my office. Finally managed to get a pic.

I think the car either has a replacement engine, or atleast a Free Flow exhaust. It displays surprising speed off the traffic lights, and a throaty loud growl that surprises passerbys. !
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