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Old 1st February 2012, 22:45   #2116
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While this photo clearly dates back to the late seventies / early eighties (I can make out from the shop in the background
AND all the more from the attire of the 'Gujjubhai' riding the scoot!

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a Padmini (??- Padmini logo but Delight bumpers),
Most likely a Delight with a then newly fitted Padmini grille. 'have seen (in movies) a few 1100D taxis fitted with those when the originals were damaged most likely during a 'takkar'. The very early Delights especially had a delicate, flimsy grille. In the 1978 movie Don (Big B), there is a scene where one of the villains, 'Shakaal', a bald guy, comes home in the night in a Delight taxi fitted with a Padmini grille.
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This is another filmi shot, poor Nova
Any idea which movie this was?

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I cannot tell you about the car but the helicopter is a french ALOUETTE.
They were widely used by our Indian Air Force in early seventies,having sqaudrons in mainly north east areas of India. Later these copters were renamed CHETAK when HAL started making them in India.

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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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These indicators were there in late seventies and had large portion to emit amber light and small portion served as a reflector.
They were having plastic chrome plating strips on matt black base. They used to cost around 35/- a pair (with 530 no. bulb).

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AND all the more from the attire of the 'Gujjubhai' riding the scoot!


Most likely a Delight with a then newly fitted Padmini grille. 'have seen (in movies) a few 1100D taxis fitted with those when the originals were damaged most likely during a 'takkar'. The very early Delights especially had a delicate, flimsy grille. In the 1978 movie Don (Big B), there is a scene where one of the villains, 'Shakaal', a bald guy, comes home in the night in a Delight taxi fitted with a Padmini grille.
Trust you to notice that stylish seventies / eighties "long collared" shirt !!

About the Delight in DON - yes, you're right !! Gosh, what memory you have - hat's off !

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Found this picture of Hotel Grand, Calcutta taken around 1910.

The cars in the picture look like Fords (?)

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Came across this wonderfully unique picture. Bombay in the 70's and 80's...... 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.
I too saw this photo, I knew Pablo personally during my college days, his photos used to appear also in JS magazine, and in 1980's he was very famous for the pictures of a woman junking. He is an amazing photographer, a very nice guy.
But, I think that car is a W108, what say? It has the bracket for the flag pole.

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Found this picture of Hotel Grand, Calcutta taken around 1910. The cars in the picture look like Fords (?)
Nice picture, nice find.
Every tourer need not be a Ford, another tourer very common was the Chevy. But in Kolkata they had a lot of Graham-Paige, Oldsmobile, Stude / Erskine and lots of them were taxis.

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But, I think that car is a W108, what say? It has the bracket for the flag pole.

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You're probably right - the big air scoop on the bonnet end, also indicates a W108.

I'm sure you've guessed the location - very close to your place..

'Creations' used to be a toy shop, which later on went on to be a video game parlour. (They were such a rage !! There was "wonderworld" at Napean sea road, "fantasy land" in the building I lived, in - to name a few). Opposite 'Creations' was a another toy shop - a heaven for Indian scale models - Nicky toys, Milton, Maxwell, et al. My regular haunt.
'Precious' was my regular hair dresser.

Sorry to get carried away and go O/T.
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yesterday i found this picture on net. Republic Day parade 1951 or 1953.
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yesterday i found this picture on net. Republic Day parade 1951 or 1953. regards, Veldeep
In the picture it says Rajpath, but I would say this is Connaught Circle? These trucks appear to be American, left over from WW II.

The car in the picture below appears to be a pick-up fabricated from a sedan car. This may be in Kerala because the other pictures with this lot were from there. It looks similar to a Morris Minor.

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The car in the picture below appears to be a pick-up fabricated from a sedan car. This may be in Kerala because the other pictures with this lot were from there. It looks similar to a Morris Minor.

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Harit, the picture is in Kerala or has a connection atleast as the gate in the picture is exactly same as the one shown in the picture in your post # 476 in the Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar thread.

Did this lot of pictures have any link with a company called Harrison Crossfield . The place looks vaugely like the heavy engineering workshops they had in Quilon, Kerala, long ago. The Engineering division is now defunct but their plantations are doing very well - Malayalam Plantations.

H&C had a lot of Engineers/Managers from Bombay (a lot from Parsi community at that)

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The car in the picture below appears to be a pick-up fabricated from a sedan car. This may be in Kerala.... Cheers harit
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Harit, the picture is in Kerala or has a connection atleast as the gate in the picture is exactly same as the one shown in the picture in your post # 476 in the Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar thread.

Did this lot of pictures have any link with a company called Harrison Crossfield .... Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe Ram
These are other pictures from that lot, the pontiac is common to all. Maybe someone can make out if that building with the porch and Jeep was Harrison Crossfield. The Chevy was MSP registered.

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These are other pictures from that lot, the Pontiac is common to all. Maybe someone can make out if that building with the porch and Jeep was Harrison Crossfield. The Chevy was MSP registered.
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And then came 2 more pictures, the Pontiac appears to being loaded, maybe it was just visiting this place.
So the building, now seen from a different angle, may not be Harrison Crossfield.

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And then came 2 more pictures, the Pontiac appears to being loaded, maybe it was just visiting this place.
So the building, now seen from a different angle, may not be Harrison Crossfield.
Could be some hotel/resort for that matter? Those windows with the drapes and the balconies on the upper floors look typical of hotel rooms incidentally.

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And then came 2 more pictures, the Pontiac appears to being loaded, maybe it was just visiting this place.
So the building, now seen from a different angle, may not be Harrison Crossfield.
Harit,

The two photos where the Puja is being done, its the same campus as the gate picture (note the Iorn Frames in the background which is visible in the first picture you posted of the Pontiact with the gate)


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Could be some hotel/resort for that matter? Those windows with the drapes and the balconies on the upper floors look typical of hotel rooms incidentally.
What Shyam say is true - this if my memory serves right is a famous hotel from Ooty/Kodai from the 1960s.

You can actually speculate a lot from the pictures. Note there are kids almost in full school uniform in the picture - A lot of plantation staffs kids studied in Lovedale etc in Ooty. May be the Pontiac and the family were in Ooty to pick up the kids for holidays or vice versa. So again it could tie up with Harrison Crossfield - who were the biggest plantation group in South India.

UPASI (United Planters association of South India) is head quartered in Ooty as well. May be the managers (user of Pontiac) was in Ooty on official business

Good imagination isn't it

Harit, if you can please PM the Pontiac number KLQ 4---. Will try and run a trace and see what comes up

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Found this picture while going through Bombay Photo Images

Caption reads:
Sir (Rustomjee Cowasjee Cursetjee) Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, 5Th Bt; Sir Charles William Cayzer, 1St Bt; Miss Cayzer; Miss Jeejeebhoy; Sir Jamsetjee Manockjee Cursetjee Jeejeebhoy, 4Th Bt

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What Shyam say is true - this if my memory serves right is a famous hotel from Ooty/Kodai from the 1960s.
That explains the MSP regn. of the Chevy. This would definitely be TN!
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