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Old 5th August 2009, 20:50   #631
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I think lets not scartch our heads too much lets put up all the sepia, technicolour, polaroid and whatever else pics we may find in ours, neighbours or whosoever's albums we may hoard from. Its good to have a singular thread to post all the oldie stuff.
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I think lets not scartch our heads too much lets put up all the sepia, technicolour, polaroid and whatever else pics we may find in ours, neighbours or whosoever's albums we may hoard from. Its good to have a singular thread to post all the oldie stuff.
I fully second that. One thread where old black + white pictures are posted. These pictures can be discussed and therefore some modern pics can creep in to show a similar model or the car as it today. As far as discussion goes, it can be on any topic related to the picture, a personality, some oddity, the place where picture was taken, the topics are unlimited. So far we have been doing very well and had good enjoyable conversation. Somewhere even registration came in.
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Another thing, has this thread moved on from being about cars from the family albums or an acquired set from somebody else's to just any old pix out there? Been wondering for a while, asking now. Just curious, for better understanding.
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We have been scratching our heads on the same issue, we hope to have clarity on it soon. Suggestions are always welcome.
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I think lets not scartch our heads too much lets put up all the sepia, technicolour, polaroid and whatever else pics we may find in ours, neighbours or whosoever's albums we may hoard from. Its good to have a singular thread to post all the oldie stuff.
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I fully second that. One thread where old black + white pictures are posted. These pictures can be discussed and therefore some modern pics can creep in to show a similar model or the car as it today. As far as discussion goes, it can be on any topic related to the picture, a personality, some oddity, the place where picture was taken, the topics are unlimited. Sofar we have been doing very well and had good enjoyable conversation. Somewhere even registration came in.
Agree? Cheers harit
Oh, I completely agree gentlemen. We all love motoring-related pictures. Especially those from the bygone days, given our love for nostalgia. However, since this was started as a thread to share something from the family albums (or from the family albums of some acquaintance at the most, I thought) that the deviation it assumed got me a little confused. And in that case, if I'm right, the off topic postings have kept the cuticles going on the scalps for far too longer than is normally allowed here. I guess a quick look through the pages will show who have actually shared stuff from the family albums, or not. Those who did, probably did it because they liked the topic of sharing family-related nostalgia with friends here. So, how about segregating the family's pix from those of strangers in to two different threads, so that we can have the best of both without mixing up. Or change the name of this thread to a general one for old motoring/transportation/road pix (of all tones and hues) and let individuals take a call on what they post (maybe even request to withdraw something posted before if it now feels out of place). Just a humble opinion from my side. I hope this conversation is considered enjoyable too! Cheers all, P
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I second the mole and harit. Let us continue as at present.

After all there are only so many pictures you can post of your own or family cars. What to post when you are done?

I am lucky to have a vast photographic record of my family going back to the 1900's but if you count the pictures in which cars figure clearly they would not not number more than 40 to 50 at the very best.

Lets carry on as now and keep things simple.

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Default Some old Mumbai Pics from my postcard collection.

I see a oval window roaming around Flora Fountain.
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I second the mole and harit. Let us continue as at present. Lets carry on as now and keep things simple.
Whether that's the consensus or not, I have no problems with keeping it wide-based either (and thus leave it as a personal choice on whether to post family pix or not). Why not at least amend the name of the thread?

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I see a oval window roaming around Flora Fountain.
That's a sharp observation, Amol. Although she seems more parked than roaming!

Other than that white one on the ground, I also happen to see many more oval windows in these pix, and all of them high above the ground!
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I see a oval window roaming around Flora Fountain.
Superb, Amol. Full of Fiats and Ambys, that I enjoy and some others loathe.

My Oval Beetle was painted a very light baby blue in the 70s - I wonder.

I am also surprised looking at the level of traffic. Certainly doesn't look as empty as the oldies tell us it used to be! But I am amazed at the traffic sense - how orderly people had parked.
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Since the thread not necessarily for family car pictures...here i found while browsing...
Old Indian Photos

1.Public-transportation-waits-out-in-front-of-Sealdah-Station, Calcutta, 1944
2.Looking south down Chowringee Road from tram terminus. Maidan is on right. Calcutta, 1944
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I see a oval window roaming around Flora Fountain.
Wow.. Wow, and again, WOW !!!
OK guys, one more time, WOW !. I simply love this thread and the pictures. Wish I lived in those glorious times, when one saw only classics on the roads !! (heck they weren't classics back then, but so what ? ).
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Unfortunately, the Landie KAM 3043 could not have arrived in the sub-continent until 1948 at the very earliest as they were not available until then. The prototype Landies were built in 1947 and the production model went on sale to the public in July or August 1948 if I remember. Even assuming it is one of the prototypes send to India for testing, it could not be before 1948.
The number is 100% post partition and I would guess the vehicle is an early one - maybe 1949 or 1950 - which ties in with Karl's family history.
KAM (& I suspect others) was definitely issued in the late 40s (post partition) and very early 50s and I would have to guess the Pakistani system changed from a location based third letter to a purely serial letter sometime in the 50s. Since the pre-partition British India system was to have the third letter according to location, it is reasonable to assume that when they set up the Indian and Pakistani systems, they followed this principle. They certainly did in India.
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The Lincoln Continental that I own since 1994 was brought to Karachi in 1947 by the Afghan Embassy based in Karachi. The car was bought in from the car stable of King Zahir Shah for the use of their Ambassador Shah Wali Khan who was a cousin of the King. The car's registration was #1 as it was the first car in Pakistan to be registered under the diplomatic arrangement. The car was later sold in Karachi and changed two hands before I got my hands on it. Mr. Ardeshir Cowasjee, a renowned jounalist told me all this. He remembers the car coming to his house often in the late 40's and early 50's.
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I see a oval window roaming around Flora Fountain.
And I see a 'Stanher' parked in front of the Taj Mahal Hotel!!

I think she is black in colour.

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Superb, Amol. Full of Fiats and Ambys, that I enjoy and some others loathe.

I am also surprised looking at the level of traffic. Certainly doesn't look as empty as the oldies tell us it used to be! But I am amazed at the traffic sense - how orderly people had parked.
I think I know whom you mean by the "some others"...hehe!

I too enjoy it, but at the same time regret that those were (nearly) the only cars one could have those days!

I'm also surprised to find the diagonal parking along marine drive- is it still allowed?
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Sorry for the back-to-back post but too late to edit my last post, so...

A two-tone Pennant that caught my eye among the more common Ambys (and fiats) in this pic. of "Calcutta metro rail construction, 1971":

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Hi. Many things to say.

First, do not disturb a good thing when it is running well.
An example for all of us to understand. Porsche was doing extreemly well and the wanted to own Volkswagen. Result..................
So leave this thread as it is, it is popular. If one wants to get technical, just drop the words 'our family's' and put the world 'old'. But it will not make a difference to the popularity of the thread. And if you have a separate thread for nostalgic family, it could fade away as there may not be much contribution.

On the 4 pictures put up by Mole.
I have a number of pictures of Mumbai, showing cars ofcourse. The first picture of fountain still shows that you could drive round the Flora Fountain. Today you cannot. In the very old days tram lines used to criss cross and in 1951 the area behind the fountain as seen from this angle was a tram station and taxi stand. There appears to be a Ponton too.
Second pic has a Ford Escort and this is near where today there is the nana-nani park.
I have atleast 5 pictures of the Taj, the oldest before 1930 going by the cars seen. The building always looks the same
The 4th picture show a special parking arrangement, probably a match was going on. Wankhede stadium was non existant, but Brabourne stadium did exist. This was never every day parking. Till a few years back footpath parking was allowed during matches.

Keep 'em comming!!!
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A left hand drive Caddy is found here

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A picture of the red fort on Independance Day. Visible are a 47 Ford, a 40s Woody and more.

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