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Old 17th March 2010, 20:20   #1111
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Another nice old pic.
Is this Ritz Hotel in Pune?
Car is a Kaiser/Frazer.
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Nope, Ritz hotel in Pune is much smaller, and not so grand (but still a gorgeous looking building).
To hazard a guess, it might have been Hyderabad (there is a hotel with the same name here, I dont recall having seen it so far but reckon its pretty old too, although may have a new look by now)
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Old 17th March 2010, 21:14   #1112
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Another nice old pic.
Is this Ritz Hotel in Pune?
Car is a Kaiser/Frazer.

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That's RITZ hotel in Hyderabad. Its at Nubat Phahad, still there but no longer a hotel.
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Old 18th March 2010, 00:23   #1113
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Referring to my various posts with 'filmy' pictures, starting with the Packard 1947, I have done a little R & D and got some results. I met a person who is a fellow t-bhpian's father-in law.

Post 1013: He had actually witnessed that cricketing event. When I started telling him about this, he recognised all the cars, and told "that a cricket match with stars present was held at Brabourne Stadium. This even took place in the first half of the 1950's. One star lady was Madhuri, obviously not Dixit. She was an Anglo-Indian whose husband was a big shot in the government.

Post 1020. According to him, these are Sunil Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.

Post 1029 and 1072. This lady is Nalini Jaywant.

Post 1037. The lady is Madhubala, but the gent is NOT Jaikishan. He remains unidentified.

Post 1041. Correctly identified as Shammi. According to him, she was a Parsi lady.

Post 1083. Indeed Geeta Bali and Raj Khosla.

Post 1084. This is Liberty Cinema, and special was that the movie Aan was the first Hindi movie in Technicolour. Technicolour involved three colour bands. And Google says 1952.

Ofcourse, this info was given to the best of knowledge, this was more than 55 years ago.

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Old 18th March 2010, 02:50   #1114
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No pics, only great memories of the cars our family owned. Oh, there might be some pics back home in the family album, will have to check those out. Otherwise, MSQ 1926 Amby Mark 1. MRW 9666 Amby Mark 2. MRZ 8108 Herald car (lent to a friend and never got it back, this was when I was at Univ). MDC 7213 Morris Minor. MRF 5429 Amby which was purchased in Bombay, based in Nagaland and ultimately sold in Trivandrum. MRH 5460, Premier President sold to a Parsi family, apparently still running somewhere in Bandra or Juhu area. I spotted the car once about 20 years after it was sold, same owner, immaculate condition. MSV 2096 another Herald which has been through floods and riots with 10 people inside. Never let the family down. MFF 1952, the very first Jap 800 which was available only via booking. Sold after 17 years to a driving school. TN 9 C 744 Esteem, later sold to same driving school. Guess all these cars are history now, except perhaps for the blue President. Great memories of all our road trips across India.
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Old 18th March 2010, 19:26   #1115
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In another lot of pictures I got, there were a few contact prints of a motor vehicle parade, I would guess held in or around 1935. Never ever heard of such a parade, was it an annual event or a one off?
In this parade, cars and trucks were dressed up. So there was this telephone truck, someone spoilt the print by outlining the telephone with a pen. There were others, a truck carrying a tin of Capstan cigarettes, one of Eden Fabricks, then there was a car, maybe like an Austin seven covered with a white shell and the drivers wore each one white and one black outfit. The caption said egg car with a white and a black cock. Apparently there were categories, the 'egg' car and telephone truck each won a first prize.
This picture has been taken at Flora Fountain, can be clearly seen in the other pictures.
The telephone van said '1910' at one end and '1935' at the other end. maybe 25th anniversary of the telephone?
This apparently is a part of completely forgotton history of Bombay, now brought back on t-bhp!!
I did enlarge the picture, hence resolution affected a bit.

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P.S. Mod, please note, there seems to be a problem uploading pictures, not from my side, hope it gets fixed, otherwise will post again.
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Here are some pics of Chennai from my side..
source:Picasa Web Albums - Mageshwar - OLD MADRAS CO...

1.Higginbothams bookshop, what is the first car?
2.50's pic with Morris eight and interesting three wheeler Piaggio ?
3.Spencers & Co. now called spencer's plaza probably 1910-12.
4&5.Mount road
6.1920's Madras central
7.Madras automobile company 1914.any idea what marques?
8.Madras central again,Morris,Amby and Penant taxi.
9.Madras Central once more, probably 50's.interesting mix of cars, Fleetmaster, Dodge and Fiat i think are taxis..also there is a convertible probably a Brit.
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Sorry for back to back posts but wanted to post this pic separately.The first recorded date of a car being in regular use in Madras is 1901. "The car was owned by A J Yorke (as seen in Photograph, a director of Parry & Co. He drove it daily from Benís Gardens, Adyar, to Par" as described on flicker.
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Here are some pics of Chennai from my side..
source:Picasa Web Albums - Mageshwar - OLD MADRAS CO...

1.Higginbothams bookshop, what is the first car?
2.50's pic with Morris eight and interesting three wheeler Piaggio ?
3.Spencers & Co. now called spencer's plaza probably 1910-12.
4&5.Mount road
6.1920's Madras central
7.Madras automobile company 1914.any idea what marques?
8.Madras central again,Morris,Amby and Penant taxi.
9.Madras Central once more, probably 50's.interesting mix of cars, Fleetmaster, Dodge and Fiat i think are taxis..also there is a convertible probably a Brit.
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Sorry for back to back posts but wanted to post this pic separately.The first recorded date of a car being in regular use in Madras is 1901. "The car was owned by A J Yorke (as seen in Photograph, a director of Parry & Co. He drove it daily from Benís Gardens, Adyar, to Par" as described on flicker.
Source:Picasa Web Albums - Mageshwar - OLD MADRAS CO...
Lovely.
The first car from the left is a Fiat, 7 seater, around 1940. There are survivors in India, see the vintage Fiat thread.
Some of these pictures can be purchased as prints, I have some of these already.

The car of Mr. Yorke is a veteran, there are very few veteran pictures of India to be seen. The photo is really damaged, very good attempt has been made to preserve the remains. Good photo and good to have posted separately.
Have a look at olden Fiat's on


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Here are some pics of Chennai from my side..
source:Picasa Web Albums - Mageshwar - OLD MADRAS CO...
Nice find!

Moralfibre sent me these great links

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Can anyone identify the white car (possibly American) outside the Taj Mahal hotel shot in 1982:

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Can anyone identify the white car (possibly American) outside the Taj Mahal hotel shot in 1982:

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1964ish Chevy perhaps?
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Can anyone identify the white car (possibly American) outside the Taj Mahal hotel shot in 1982:

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And a regular street scene of the '80's:

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Source: - Picasa Web Albums - phil.lawler - Bombay [circa...
Looked so nice then. Clear empty roads, with pristine Ambys and Premier Padminis.
Have a feeling the cars were better looked after then ?
Guess we are facing the problem of plenty now.

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Viceregal Lord Hardinge's visit to burra bunglow in Dhar in November 1912,cant identify the other car but white one looks like a 1910 RR Silver Ghost.
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Viceregal Lord Hardinge's visit to burra bunglow in Dhar in November 1912,cant identify the other car but white one looks like a 1910 RR Silver Ghost.
Was posted earlier in the Rolls thread, I think the other car was a Napier.
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Amazing Pics Karl....

Great cars during a great period!!
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