Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th April 2009, 11:02   #151
BHPian
 
TractionAvant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pune
Posts: 189
Thanked: 90 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Sir Wasif,

Like I said before the Lanchester and some other photos are on another camera with a friend. I shall post them only once he sends them to me. Also, the participants list is in Pune, I work in Aurangabad on weekdays.
What sort of coachwork does it have?

Aditya
TractionAvant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 11:07   #152
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TractionAvant View Post
What sort of coachwork does it have?
It is a large 4 door convertible, Tourer I suppose, finished in a light yellow/cream. Very imposing with a gorgeous massive period spot light in the centre. The car is ex-Gondal.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2009, 12:31   #153
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,108
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
It is a large 4 door convertible, Tourer I suppose, finished in a light yellow/cream. Very imposing with a gorgeous massive period spot light in the centre. The car is ex-Gondal.
Karl did you take a front view snap of my Biscayne? Yea and I too feel the colour combination and the 3rd rear light makes it a lil flashy. But she is Soo daily drivable now with the modern airconditioning.
scooby05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2009, 12:41   #154
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scooby05 View Post
Karl did you take a front view snap of my Biscayne? Yea and I too feel the colour combination and the 3rd rear light makes it a lil flashy. But she is Soo daily drivable now with the modern airconditioning.
Here is what I clicked of your pride and joy, a true slice of Americana.

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-01.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-02.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-03.jpg

We are awaiting whitewalls and nice period 'riveted' numberplate. And next year you must bring both Chevys. When are you adding a 59 to complete the trio?
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2009, 20:46   #155
BHPian
 
john a milne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto / Calcutta
Posts: 907
Thanked: 401 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Here is what I clicked of your pride and joy, a true slice of Americana.

Attachment 123482
Attachment 123483
Attachment 123484

We are awaiting whitewalls and nice period 'riveted' numberplate. And next year you must bring both Chevys. When are you adding a 59 to complete the trio?

Scooby 05

Great restoration of the Biscayne, third tail light is a subtle embellishment and fits in nicely, the white two tone is a little much and should have been on the top only as originally offered.

All said and done fabulous! I would be interested in seeing a separate thread posted on the restoration if possible.
john a milne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 11:48   #156
BHPian
 
President's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: FIATFUL Mumbai
Posts: 906
Thanked: 176 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
I love the colour scheme and superb paintjob on Scooby's unique LHD Biscayne.
BTW, Scoobyji what is the exact name of the blue shade?
President is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 13:30   #157
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Here is the freshly restored 1924 Lanchester of Vijay Mallya, ex-Gondal.

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-01.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-02.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-03.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-04.jpg

Here are some detail shots taken earlier as the car was being prepared.

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-05.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-06.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-07.jpg
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 13:49   #158
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Rare 1922 Steyr of Vivek Pittie is a regular participant. It sports a quaint folding steering wheel (pictured at a previous event) and twin sidemounts on the left.

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-02.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-03.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-04.jpg
Name:  styer04.jpg
Views: 851
Size:  83.5 KB

Harit's 1932 Lancia based racer and Karmann Ghia cabrio.

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-01.jpg
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-06.jpg

This smart DeSoto is a regular sight at these events.

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-05.jpg
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 15:08   #159
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Here is the list of participants as promised. Naturally not everyone on the list turned up, but a fair majority did.
Attached Thumbnails
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-01.jpg  

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-02.jpg  

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-03.jpg  

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-04.jpg  

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-05.jpg  

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-06.jpg  

WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-07.jpg  

karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 11:03   #160
BHPian
 
TractionAvant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pune
Posts: 189
Thanked: 90 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Here is the freshly restored 1924 Lanchester of Vijay Mallya, ex-Gondal.
A handsome car (notice I did not say beautiful ), thanks for the pictures.

Is it as silent as sleeve-valve engines are said to be?

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Rare 1922 Steyr of Vivek Pittie is a regular participant.
I have got some 10 year old pictures of this car. will look for them.

Aditya

Last edited by TractionAvant : 13th April 2009 at 11:07.
TractionAvant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 11:07   #161
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TractionAvant View Post
Is it as silent as sleeve-valve engines are said to be?
Well amidst the cacophony of the band (which I thoroughly enjoyed!) and chatter of the crowds I can't say I paid enough attention to answer your question truthfully.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 11:35   #162
Senior - BHPian
 
wasif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi (for now)
Posts: 2,936
Thanked: 366 Times
Default

Hi Karlos.

Thanks for the pictures and participants list etc.

I wanted to ask you a few things regarding teh Lanchester's engine bay picture. Any idea what are the series of linkages to be seen at the front end of the engine. They seem to be a twin set on both sides of the engine.

Also the carb looks very strange. What make and type is it.

Finally what are those two vertical cylindrical items towards the rear of the engine. They look like the starter and the dynamo. If so what sort of drive is being used.
wasif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 11:37   #163
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,113 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wasif View Post
Finally what are those two vertical cylindrical items towards the rear of the engine. They look like the starter and the dynamo. If so what sort of drive is being used.
Im afraid I cannot answer most of your questions, forgive my technical ignorance. The two vertical cylinders are indeed the starter and dynamo, a strange positioning I have not seen before. I shall try and find out more.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 16:57   #164
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,334
Thanked: 1,548 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Here is the list of participants as promised.
My attention was particularly drawn to the "recent classics" list- 1976 Lambrettas and '87 RE bikes??!
Well, looks like they've loosened up a bit over the years!
I recall you once told me in an email (a few years ago) how, when you were entering your Pennant for the same kind of rally (I guess) through the WIAA in Pune, the guy in-charge initially scoffed at your ride saying "Indian car" and so not allowed, nor are old Fiats....until you had to do a good deal of explaining about said cars all being CKD assembled only and so on!

Last edited by Stanher : 13th April 2009 at 17:04.
Stanher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2009, 20:11   #165
Senior - BHPian
 
the mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,154
Thanked: 707 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
My attention was particularly drawn to the "recent classics" list- 1976 Lambrettas and '87 RE bikes??!
Well, looks like they've loosened up a bit over the years!
Thats not loosening up!! thats desperation my friend to get a show together, some of the mercs, fiats and some other marques we saw were simply in no condition to appear in any show, forget a show of this supposed stature. They did not have original fiitings, lights. one particular merc was missing a major part of its front portion. I hope this rally was not a precedent for the future. I wish I had covered this section ;-)
the mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VCCCI vintage car and bike rally, Pune - 3rd April, 2016 karlosdeville Vintage Cars & Classics in India 19 24th August 2016 16:13
PICS : 88 VCCCI Rally & 85 IARC Vintage car & motorcycle Fiesta deutscheafrikar Vintage Cars & Classics in India 57 5th May 2014 15:03
Report: VCCCI Classic Car & Bike Rally @ Bombay, March 2014 karlosdeville Vintage Cars & Classics in India 20 9th April 2014 00:45
Report & Pics: April 2010 VCCCI Rally Mumbai karlosdeville Vintage Cars & Classics in India 75 29th April 2010 15:40
WIAA Treasure Hunt on 5th Feb viper Shifting gears 1 1st February 2006 16:57


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:55.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks