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Old 31st August 2008, 17:20   #226
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Hi AmitV8, thanks for sharing nice pictures of Morris 8 E 1948, can you please copy the same Morris 8 pics in the Morris 8 thread also. Presently
did you see any more Morris 8's E in Calcutta.
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Old 31st August 2008, 18:57   #227
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Tissot should use that story to advertise!
They were very excited when my father wrote them a laudatory letter and wanted to use the story in their promo. But being an Army man in uniform (you couldn't do these things those days even if you won an Olympic medal!) there were issues with that. Parting with the watch, which they wanted to showcase and give a lot in return for, was obviously rejected outright. He did however accept their invitation to visit their factory at Le Locle, Switzerland (while on holiday in Europe) and came away duly impressed by their manufacturing culture and a handful of literature. He also returned with a few more Tissots and Omegas (they had some joint operations) that he paid for!!
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They were very excited when my father wrote them a laudatory letter and wanted to use the story in their promo. But being an Army man in uniform (you couldn't do these things those days even if you won an Olympic medal!) there were issues with that. Parting with the watch, which they wanted to showcase and give a lot in return for, was obviously rejected outright. He did however accept their invitation to visit their factory at Le Locle, Switzerland (while on holiday in Europe) and came away duly impressed by their manufacturing culture and a handful of literature. He also returned with a few more Tissots and Omegas (they had some joint operations) that he paid for!!



Great finds Karl... An absolute treasure ... Keep it up!

(Just missing meeting her in person! )
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My dad used to race on a Norton Dominator 500 (Model 88 ) in a place near Calcutta ( Barrackpore or some place, not sure ). Notice the scoops in the front hub. years later I located the same bike in Hyderabad. It is still there in Hyderabad.
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The other bike is my Kaka - Behmans, Matchless
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Some other participants. Is that an Jaguar SS 100 ?
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Some other participants. Is that an Jaguar SS 100 ?
Certainly looks like one. Superb pics domi!
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My cousins Rustom & Amy on the Harley. Wish someone could enhance the quality of the pictures. Had a tough time salvaging these. In this pictures there are some very very rare cars. Cant identify. Karl to rescue please
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My cousins Rustom & Amy on the Harley. Wish someone could enhance the quality of the pictures. Had a tough time salvaging these. In this pictures there are some very very rare cars. Cant identify. Karl to rescue please
They look fantastic but are to small to identify. While scanning choose a setting to enlarge the photo in higher resolution and size. If the problem persists, gather all the photos you want and get them professionally scanned and enlarged. Trust me, it is worth the effort and expense.
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1. Another racing car, not able to identify
2.My dad, when he crashed with his Indian Chief with sidear at Dalma Pahad, Jamshedpur.
3.My dads Norton ES2 bought from Sohrab Bros, Hyderabad.
4.My dad with sister Naju leaning on a RE Ensign.
5. The Domi Racer
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Some more ES2 & Domi pictures.
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The Domi at full flow. My dad used to say that there used to be lot of Sri Lanka riders participating, with their Goldies & Manx. Would love to hear those megaphones again
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My uncle Behmanshah had built this special racer called RUSTOM, named after his son, who is in the pictures.
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More pictures of the riders and their machines.
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I hope some members from Calcuta can throw more light on these.
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