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Old 8th August 2012, 23:31   #2371
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A regular Ganpati procession. Just that this one's from the 1960's. Can someone identify the truck?

Source: Festival in Bombay, Oct 22, 1964 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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There's a couple of low res nice pictures here too - Link.

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A regular Ganpati procession. Just that this one's from the 1960's. Can someone identify the truck?

Source: Festival in Bombay, Oct 22, 1964 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

There's a couple of low res nice pictures here too - Link.
Ford truck by the vents on the side of the Bonnet

Ganapati Bapa Morya
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A regular Ganpati procession. Just that this one's from the 1960's. Can someone identify the truck?
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Ford truck by the vents on the side of the Bonnet
Ganapati Bapa Morya
What I learnt here is to look at pictures closely.
The location is the Opera House junction, the building on the right is Cutch Castle.
The truck has "Private Carrier" written on it. That was the law, all privately owned carriers used exclusively for private purposes, not for hire, had this written above the windshield. Now what purpose did that serve?

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Answered on the identification of the truck not the location. And also can be Dodge which was more common . A "Kew" series

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What I learnt here is to look at pictures closely.
The location is the Opera House junction, the building on the right is Cutch Castle.
The truck has "Private Carrier" written on it. That was the law, all privately owned carriers used exclusively for private purposes, not for hire, had this written above the windshield. Now what purpose did that serve?

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Answered on the identification of the truck not the location. And also can be Dodge which was more common . A "Kew" series
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I don't get the drift of your post. I too think its a Ford. I just added observations, did not fault you in anyway

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A friend sent me this link containing quite a few interesting pictures.

Source: The World's Best Photos of hippytrail - Flickr Hive Mind

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The one that isn't good quality of what looks like a jugaad.

I believe most of these pictures are from Delhi except maybe for the Beetle. (Pune?)
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A friend sent me this link containing quite a few interesting pictures..........
Moralfibre has agents scanning the net for nostalgic pictures, I have friends helping me track them down.

Here are our cousins playing with our national chariot
Don't keep windows wound down when in their territory, they are not always friendly.

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I saw this picture on facebook. Link here

Caption: The Panjim taxi stand in the year 1957. Photo credits- Emile Marini.

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EDIT: I think I hit "Submit" too soon. Here are other pictures from the same album with all due credits:

A typical Goan bus - 1960's Credits- Keith Xavier de Herédia.*
I showed this picture to my mother and her immediate reaction was "Carrer". That's what it was called in Portuguese Goa:

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The Cine Vasco In The 1960's. Photo credits- Emile Marini.

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The Square In front Of The Margao Municipal Council!!

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I might have posted the next two pictures before. They were shared by another fellow bhpian:

The Ferry Carrier At Betim-Panjim In The Year 1957. Credit - Keith Xavier de Herédia

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Vasco circa probably early 1950s (clicked from current Teles Pharmacy). Credit: Yogesh Marathe

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Hotel Mandovi. Still exists and is owned by a distant relative. It still stands and was the first 5 star (IIRC) in Goa.

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Apparently, Portuguese Goa has it's own national carrier:

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A Ford (?) bus seen at a distance from what looks like Madgaon garden. This place is chaotic in current days:

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I have no idea about the location of the last two pictures:

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Those are really some great snaps. Its surprising to see only one VW in 10 photos.
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I saw this picture on facebook. Link here.........................
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Those are really some great snaps. Its surprising to see only one VW in 10 photos.
Lovely photos from Goa. Before "Liberation" they had German, British, French, American (incl Canadian and Australian) cars. Notice how the private cars were modern for their time, you hardly see a vintage car. Commercial vehicles are older.
The rate of survival of Goa Beetles may be so high because they were not thrashed. Many cars ended up at taxis, Pontons, Opel, Peugeot 403, but no Beetle. These pre 1961 Beetles made horrible taxis, these are not the larger Mexican or Brazilian Beetles
And no Amby's too

In the first picture I think I can spot a Packard.
The bus in the second picture is an International. I believe Goa busses had bodies made of brass sheets.
Hotel Mandovi was built in 1952.

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A typical Goan bus - 1960's Credits- Keith Xavier de Herédia.*
I showed this picture to my mother and her immediate reaction was "Carrer". That's what it was called in Portuguese Goa:

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This is a Thames bus. Goa also had many Thames trucks too!

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There is a black Landmaster here in the picture. Its a rare find (may have come by road from Belgaum or some neighbouring town) as Goa roads were full of imports. Fiats and Landmasters/Ambassadors were rare.
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This is a Thames bus. Goa also had many Thames trucks too!
There is a black Landmaster here in the picture. Its a rare find (may have come by road from Belgaum or some neighbouring town) as Goa roads were full of imports. Fiats and Landmasters/Ambassadors were rare.
I feel that it is a Ford truck like pictured below, its 1947. The center members of the grill may be missing. Goa had ancient trucks and busses in service, but the cars were generally much newer.

I wonder how open were the borders with India, could one just drive in and out? Maybe someone remembers the conditions of those times.

We hear a lot about the bikers nuisance, their speeding and stunts. But that is nothing new as this picture shows. This stunt was done before 1940, and the bike has a side-car, maybe for stability.

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I feel that it is a Ford truck like pictured below, its 1947. The center members of the grill may be missing. Goa had ancient trucks and busses

I wonder how open were the borders with India, could one just drive in and out? Maybe someone remembers the conditions of those times
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I would have thought its a Cheverolet Caminhão (but I'm no expert in these old vehicles), Name:  Truck.jpg
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Nope I don't think border was that open. Spitfire will tell you more but he doesn't seem to be logging on these days. Anup Thakoor once told me a story of how Mahesh Powale's Late Father swam across the river pulling along a raft which carried two VW engines into Maharashtra. One was for them and another was for a Mr. Almeida who lived in Mapusa. A very daring thing to do.
But one got every thing there in those days from the best chocolates to fine port. If you would like to know more I could find out for you.

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The Panjim taxi stand in the year 1957. Photo credits- Emile Marini.

A typical Goan bus - 1960's Credits- Keith Xavier de Herédia.*
I showed this picture to my mother and her immediate reaction was "Carrer". That's what it was called in Portuguese Goa:

Vasco circa probably early 1950s (clicked from current Teles Pharmacy). Credit: Yogesh Marathe
Lovely! Always was curious to see the cars in pre-Independent Goa! Looks like the place had lots of Vauxhalls! That's the taxi on the extreme right in the taxistand pic. Anyone who could identify the others? The black one on the left seems to be a Chevy?

Would the bus pic. be from the 60s though? Or a little earlier perhaps, going by the 'G' series regn. on the bus (later replaced by IDG until the 1960 liberation, following which the Indian GDA series would have first been used?)

Reg. the Vasco pic., I reckon the 50s chevy bus on the left is still running (and maroon in colour?) as someone had posted a recent pic. of it once.
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This one is from the Royal Enfield Classic 350 fans Club, that I found on Facebook.

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