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Old 2nd August 2009, 16:41   #1
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Default My TVS vintage car rally Chennai - 2nd August 2009

Madras Heritage Motoring Club organised a vintage car rally in chennai today. The chief guest was the "classic" actor Kamal Hassan who just completed 5o years of acting in the film industry. Some pics from the rally.
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My 1935 1/2 Ton Chevy truck. We just manged to get this vehicle restored in time for the rally. It also won the "Best restored car with records" award.
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Great pics Jai3033 !!!
your Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck looks superb, a good example of originality !!
The VW Estate & Triumph Herald looks superb !!!
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Nice colour combination on the studebaker president.
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@ jai3033, are the doors and the back hood original?? because they seem a bit unoriginal specially the windows with rubber sealings. the tires also are smaller compared to a truck.
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My 1935 1/2 Ton Chevy truck. We just manged to get this vehicle restored in time for the rally. It also won the "Best restored car with records" award.
Nice photos Jai. I have a feeling I have seen your truck in a garage during restoration.

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@ jai3033, are the doors and the back hood original?? because they seem a bit unoriginal specially the windows with rubber sealings. the tires also are smaller compared to a truck.
This truck was bought in 1935 as a chassis cab with the cowl, running boards and the rear fenders. M/s George Oakes, the dealer then provided a complete wooden body which lasted till the year 2000. It was then replaced by a aluminium body retaining the same design. So the doors and the rear body is actual a replica of the wooden one.

The tyres are original 17 inches one (5.5 x 17) which are very difficult to procure. Couple of tyres on the vehicle are more than 40 years old.

This was the condition when I picked it up last year.
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Also saw some news footage on the TV today, covering the rally.Jai 3033 thanks for the nice pictures.
There's a Dodge Kingsway MSX 3157. The registration number of a black Fiat 1100 Dukkar driven by Babu Moshai Amitabh Bachchan in the 1971 film Anand was MSX 2205.
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More pictures from the rally.
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Thats a nice MK1 Rover P5 going from the hubcaps. Who does it belong to? Do you have any interior shots. I am curious cause this may be the oldest P5 in the country say 1959 or so. Number plate experts is WBB older than WBF?
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Thats a nice MK1 Rover P5 going from the hubcaps. Who does it belong to? Do you have any interior shots. I am curious cause this may be the oldest P5 in the country say 1959 or so. Number plate experts is WBB older than WBF?
WBF is from 1967-68 and WBB is 1962-63 if I am not wrong. Definitely of the two WBB is older. We had a CJ3B Willys Left Hand Drive jeep with WBB.
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WBF is from 1967-68 and WBB is 1962-63 if I am not wrong. Definitely of the two WBB is older. We had a CJ3B Willys Left Hand Drive jeep with WBB.
In that case she has definately travelled from another state or probably wearing incorrect hubcaps. Never -the- less a nice car. But with the given hubcaps should be a 59-early 60's car.
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The registration number of a black Fiat 1100 Dukkar driven by Babu Moshai Amitabh Bachchan in the 1971 film Anand was MSX 2205.
That's interesting! 'wonder why they needed a dukkar from Madras when they shot the film in FIATFUL Bbay though!

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My 1935 1/2 Ton Chevy truck. We just manged to get this vehicle restored in time for the rally. It also won the "Best restored car with records" award.
Hey, nice jai! A real 'sooooper' job you've done on her!

But, can't help asking, sorry! Any pics. of your Penant as well??

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Great pics Jai3033 !!!
your Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck looks superb, a good example of originality !!
The VW Estate & Triumph Herald looks superb !!!
I think the Triumph Herald was originally a WB reg'd car, fully black (even the rims)- had seen pics. of it in an older chennai meet @ Don Bosco school, Egmore?
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how come some of these has new number. if they are re-registered, how are the tax calculated.
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This truck was bought in 1935 as a chassis cab with the cowl, running boards and the rear fenders. M/s George Oakes, the dealer then provided a complete wooden body which lasted till the year 2000. It was then replaced by a aluminium body retaining the same design. So the doors and the rear body is actual a replica of the wooden one.

The tyres are original 17 inches one (5.5 x 17) which are very difficult to procure. Couple of tyres on the vehicle are more than 40 years old.

This was the condition when I picked it up last year.
thanks a ton man for the info. BUT..you could have taken some time to convert it back to a woody.

anyways, the red and white dodge looks superb and the fiat 125 looks stunning. any interior pictures??

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