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Old 25th January 2012, 17:06   #2101
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No one knows the movie having the scene above? The Chevy had an Indian registration.

Tomorrow is the Republic Day Parade, almost unchanged since 1950 except for more modern armour?
This picture is of around 1951 or 1952, with Rajendra Prasad taking the salute and Nehru by his side. What tank is this?

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Old 27th January 2012, 19:25   #2102
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The guy with the gun may be an actor, and maybe this is from a movie. The Amby is battered, and sports a side reflector cum indicator on the rear mudguard which was a common accessory fitted in the 1980's or so, very often also on Premiers where the original indicator was removed.
Any comments on this picture? Maybe Wasif recognises the car?

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Some trivia about the late Shri Madan Mohan, my favorite music composer from his official website:
[quote]"He was also very attached to his possessions, which he personally looked after with great care. This included his cars. His favourite among them was the Studiebaker, which he had specially painted in white and blue and was a trademark of Madan Mohan on the roads. He would often wash it himself, as he was extremely possessive about it, and its maintenance was very important to him. He called it his ' baby'."[unquote]

[quote]"He had even travelled all over India, including road trips all the way to Delhi, driving the car himself!" [unquote]

MADAN MOHAN... The Musical Legend | The Official Website of Madan Mohan
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Some trivia about the late Shri Madan Mohan......... the Studiebaker, which he had specially painted in white and blue and was a trademark of Madan Mohan on the roads.....
He used to stay on Peddar Road and that Studebaker was often seen there till she landed up with interiors thrashed in Kurla. From there the car went to Bangalore, is still there and still in bad shape. slowly going into the ground. How sad for the car.

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This picture is of around 1951 or 1952, with Rajendra Prasad taking the salute and Nehru by his side. What tank is this?

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If I am not mistaken its the M4 Shermans - which was one of the main Battle Tanks of Indian Army

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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He used to stay on Peddar Road and that Studebaker was often seen there till she landed up with interiors thrashed in Kurla. From there the car went to Bangalore, is still there and still in bad shape. slowly going into the ground. How sad for the car.

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Thanks and thats news harit. The Kohli sons (Madan Mohan's sons) are busy reviving their beloved Papa's music. A car he so much loved can be surely restored by them in the maestro's memory. I will try and put this important info on the official website of the composer.
By the way which model of Studebaker this was ? Champions and Commanders were a common sight in our country.

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The guy with the gun may be an actor, and maybe this is from a movie. The Amby is battered, and sports a side reflector cum indicator on the rear mudguard which was a common accessory fitted in the 1980's or so, very often also on Premiers where the original indicator was removed.
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AAX was an army regestration if I remember correctly or APSRTC ..... my maruti was 989 ....kind of close to the 979 on this plate.
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AAX was an army regestration if I remember correctly or APSRTC
Wasif bhai, looks like you've been out of Hyd. way too long!!

AAX (in fact any AP regn. ending with X, viz. APX, ADX, AHX etc.) NEVER had anything to do with the Army or APSRTC (they always used "Z" series) , it was always a PRIVATE vehicle regn., dating to the late 60s/early 70s. I had a '62 Herald that was AAX 7035 (1970 re-regn.) Then the owner of the white Herald convertible in Adarsh Nagar, whom you too would know, had another Herald AAX 4444 many years ago.

All the old AP numbers ending with X, Y and U were 100% private vehicle Hyderabadi regns. in fact.

PS: Speaking of nostalgia, I finally found out who had bought your Herald- turns out it happened to be someone whom I'd already met and had even seen the car, a few years ago!! when it was offered for sale then. But didnt know it was your car! 'met them again at the 26th rally. They are now doing it up so it will make another appearance in the near future.
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LOL....must be getting old as well....the RTC was the ones ending with Z but check aropund AAX had somthing to do with the army or the police way back....

My Maruti was AHX so i know all series with X were private but the plates on Police / Army cars were also private those days

Who owns the Herald now and where is it....any pics of the car, is it a "real" convertible or a "converted" convertible ?

Did I tell you about my dads friend who used to do the K1000 and the Himalayan in an Herald ? You shouold meet with nim and see if ne as some pics of that car.....he is a car guy !

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Are scooters allowed in this thread? If not, Mods are free to delete or transfer to the relevant thread.

A picture of a picture of my grandfather on the day he bought his Lambretta MPJ 4441! Sourced from one of the old albums lying with them.
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Are scooters allowed in this thread?
Certainly they are, along with Motorcycles, Trucks, Buses and ofcourse cars. So here is another scooter, must be in southern India, the registration was MYV.

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He used to stay on Peddar Road and that Studebaker was often seen there till she landed up with interiors thrashed in Kurla. From there the car went to Bangalore, is still there and still in bad shape. slowly going into the ground. How sad for the car.

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Before it went to Kurla it was with Ranjeet Singh, the ace mechanic and specialist in Heralds. I have personally seen it gathering dust and turning into junk at his compound at Dadar when i was a kid. I think it was a champion and if not mistaken a coupe. Only it had wings on the rear and the body was very oddly shaped. Dont remember what it was like completely as always saw it under a pile of other garage junk.
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Before it went to Kurla it was with Ranjeet Singh, the ace mechanic and specialist in Heralds. I have personally seen it gathering dust and turning into junk at his compound at Dadar when i was a kid. I think it was a champion and if not mistaken a coupe. Only it had wings on the rear and the body was very oddly shaped. Dont remember what it was like completely as always saw it under a pile of other garage junk.
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He used to stay on Peddar Road and that Studebaker was often seen there till she landed up with interiors thrashed in Kurla. From there the car went to Bangalore, is still there and still in bad shape. slowly going into the ground. How sad for the car.

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I was too happy to receive a prompt mail from Shri Sanjeev Kohli, s/o the late Shri Madan Mohan today.
I will quote some excerpts from the mail:

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Dear Dr ,

At the very outset , thanks for your appreciation of Madanji's music

Also your concern and effort in tracking the wherabouts of one of his possessions.. in this case his
Studebaker car.

Of course our family members will mull through the matter . including the suggestion made by you.

( More text here)

As regards material possessions, [ one of which is the car , which is a vivid part of our lives too!], we did preserve many that we could manage... others we were forced to let go!!

We appreciate that you are a ' car' enthusiast , and thus it has more significance in your perception... and indeed if we are in a position to follow this up., and need any guidance from you , we will be in touch in due course.

With regards

Sanjeev Kohli
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I would request any member who has any information about the exact location/ owner of the Studebaker (either Bangalore or Mumbai) to please pass it on to me so I can write to Shri Sanjeev.
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Does anyone know when separate diplomat plates in blue were introduced in India?
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We believe it was probably 1960.
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Came across this wonderfully unique picture. Bombay in the 70's and 80's.

While this photo clearly dates back to the late seventies / early eighties (I can make out from the shop in the background, this was part of my daily school bus ride!!

LOOK AT THAT unique cross section of automobiles from different eras - A Merc W115, a Hindusthan, a Padmini (??- Padmini logo but Delight bumpers), a Matador, and a Bajaj (??) scooter with "cozy" sidecar, complete with Gujjubhai taking his dear Baa and Bapuji for a ride

Can anyone identify this location ??

Credits: Sunday Mid-day, picture by Pablo Bartholomew, part of an ongoing exhibition.
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