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Old 6th April 2009, 18:40   #91
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Superb pics Karl. There is a fantastic article on the Healey in last month's BSM. Bijoy really has that passion.
It was probably written by Srini, he covers the classics. And yesterday he told me he was working on something much more special - watch this space!
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@Karl - Thanks for the photo's.

No cars from Pranlal Bhogilal ?

That beautiful Chevrolet BML 6222 belongs to ?

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awsome pictures.. we saw some of these around the Museum area where the Parx Supercar show was held the most astonishing site for me was the 300SL and the yellow beetle convertible.

The whole charm of that other beetel is lost due to the Bolero Hubcaps.
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Very nice pictures of the cars. If possible kindly post the list of cars that participated in the event.
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What a turnout of cars !! Bombay sure has some gorgeous metal. Mallya's Packard is fabulous, although personally don't like it in that double colour.

Nitin Dossa Clipper really is oh so stylish. Extremely elegant. What a car.

Loved that Aston, did you hear its V8 burble Karlos? Those cars take off like a bull in heat

2171 Fiat, wow I really don't think even Fiat finished their cars so well as this !!

Great pictures and thanks for the coverage
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Lovley pics. and write-up, karl! This kind of event is sure treat to our eyes!
That lady Ms. Nene especially is amazing!

How come you didn't take any of your rides though?? Considering there were others from Pune who did bring theirs. Not enough time from work to get ready?
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She looks soo Sweet! Roni, Remember my first reaction when i saw her on the road a few weeks ago??
Thanks Cyrus, really appreciate your comments.

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Well it really isn't my achievement, I was merely riding along in the car. The car belongs to President. He recently bought it in good condition fully intact but many more things were then further done (and remain to be done) to bring it to this level.
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Great paint finish on the black Fiat, Who's car is it.
Hi Wasif, in fact the paintjob on my Elegant is about 11 to 12 years old and is actually awaiting an overcoat, amongst a list of other things that are pending on my future job card for the car. The present gleaming look is the result of my hands on hardwork and sweat over the last few months while associating with the car in person.

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Dear Rony - to me your car looks the best amongst all the cars. All said and done, after all we are die hard fiat guys. All the best.

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You made my day.
Am really honoured to receive such an encouraging comment.
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2171 Fiat, wow I really don't think even Fiat finished their cars so well as this !!
Thanks DKG, my hardwork and sweat has paid off with this comment coming from you. I really appreciate your gesture.
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my hardwork and sweat has paid off
There's more to come your way in terms of a payoff ! You will no doubt inspire many many more to lovingly restore and enjoy cars that have been such a special part of our lives. Thanks for setting such high standards and wish you years of happy motoring in that stunner of yours

I'll try to find pictures of a 1100 Delight my granddad bought and my uncles did up in the sixties/seventies. That Fiat, ADX 22, was the most distinctive Fiat in Hyderabad for years. It had a growl which was so delicious and a horn so distinct. They had done it up in a double color hammer tone and metallic. The car remains with an aunt but she repainted it in a dull grey.
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A little Austin with a unique full length folding roof, but appears to have fixed pillars.
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Thanks for the lovely pictures randomusername & Karl, wish I could have made it....

I wonder what the coachwork on this Austin could be called.

If it had 4 doors it would be an allweather.
if it had two seats it would be a drop-head-coupe
If it has a 3 position top it would be a sedanca-de-ville

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Ms. Prabha Nene's cute little convertible, driven to Bombay from Pune on Saturday, driven back on Sunday. The remarkable lady has been maintaining the car herself for the last 50 years, and was most composed navigating the convertible through Bombay traffic in the scorching sun while we continously cribbed about the weather.

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a commendable effort by both car & driver!! Wish I had half the energy & enthusiasm she seems to have.


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Standard Avon of Nitin Dossa.

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Tasty little car, is this one of william lyons' efforts?
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a commendable effort by both car & driver!! Wish I had half the energy & enthusiasm she seems to have.

Tasty little car, is this one of william lyons' efforts?
When the starter of the Austin acted up you should have seen her push starting it!

The Avons were mostly coachbuilt cars on Standard Motors chassis and drivetrain, tuned for a sporty experience. Sir Lyons later attempted a similar ordeal, using Standard engines on his own chassis and body giving the SS.
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It was probably written by Srini, he covers the classics. And yesterday he told me he was working on something much more special - watch this space!
Yeah. I stand corrected. It was Srini.

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Thanks for the lovely pictures randomusername & Karl, wish I could have made it....

I wonder what the coachwork on this Austin could be called.


Aditya

This Austin has the bodystyle that goes by the name of "Landaulette". This is a very British body style rarely if never seen on cars from any other country.This type of coachwork has graced many a RRs and Daimlers.

Avon is the name of a UK coachbuilder. They were known for sporty bodies on chassis from various manifactures. They also made some bodies for the Swallow the precurser to the SS1 from Sir. Lyons.

Karl.

What about pictures of the Lanchester and the other cars ???? Alsao some frontal pictures of the Graham please.

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And now some of the bikes. There were BSA B31s aplenty, (couldn't even click all), fair number of Triumphs and Nortons too. Many scooters for a change, with them suddenly being flavour of the month. Oldest bikes were 1910/11 Triumphs of Dossa and Eapen. Newest bike was a 1987 Bullet.

Here are some assorted pictures.

Early Honda and Triumph. I think they were just visiting.

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Misc BSAs

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Golden Flash racer project. Turned out well. I was offered this bike in terrible condition, though running, with no fittings and originality. Im glad something has become of it. I love the clever use of numberplate, but the whitewalls must go. Many english bikes were present with whitewalls, looking very out of place to me. I wonder if points can be cut for fitting whitewalls to a vehicle that would never have had them - that's a whole other debate though.

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I saw 3 Goldstars for the first time. Among them was this project MRX 787. Harit, can you tell us more please?

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A little James

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I think the sole Matchless

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A Spanish Montesa

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The well known Moto Guzzi from Hyderabad.

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A small Zundapp

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Thats Moto Guzzi has participated in many of our DHAA Rallys and is a well known bike in the circles.
Im glad it made it to the Mumbai Rally,showing how keen the Hyderabadi owners are willing to take their marvels even to long disctances.
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