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Old 22nd March 2010, 15:47   #1141
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I wish, if I could go back to the below era for sometime I would steal, buy some of the beauties for me.

Sometimes back I dreamt of discovering a huge stock of vintage/classic in middle of a desert. The same dream reoccures to me. Have I reached the pinnacle of madness! and next level may be mental asylum is what my amma says!
Welcome to the club, chanu! Now in both our cases, its our ammas saying it....sometime later it'll be our pondAtis (wives) duplicating them!
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I wish,
I wish,
I wish, if I could go back to the below era for sometime I would steal, buy some of the beauties for me.

Sometimes back I dreamt of discovering a huge stock of vintage/classic in middle of a desert. The same dream reoccures to me. Have I reached the pinnacle of madness! and next level may be mental asylum is what my amma says!
I am sure you were dreaming about the Rainbow Sheik's car collection out in the deserts of Abu Dhabi !
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Old 22nd March 2010, 23:25   #1143
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I am sure you were dreaming about the Rainbow Sheik's car collection out in the deserts of Abu Dhabi !
Ahh..Sheikh Hamad's collection is among my fav car collections.It has all flavours its classy, wacky as well as kinky.Colorful W126's are cool.

BTW are some images of Kolkata
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@agspins: Lovely pictures ! The buildings (Kishinchand Chellaram, and the one in the last pic), look so fabulously Art-Deco - they could've been in South Mumbai
I'm loving this thread more and more !
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Welcome to the club, chanu! Now in both our cases, its our ammas saying it....sometime later it'll be our pondAtis (wives) duplicating them!
Oh is it! aunty also says that? "sometime later it'll be our pondAtis" ahh! That Scares me, our ammas are far more reasonable they say it that's it. One boon is that we both are bachelors and we can have affair with more than one babes (you with Standard me with Fiat/PP's)

Hey wasif bhai nice to hear from you. Now who is this Rainbow sheik sorry I am ignorant of this gentleman. Can you post some pictures of his collection. I am droooooling drooooooooling.

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Is MSC 2944 posted before?

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US Army Base in Madras in 1945. WWII
Did you know Americans were in India in WWII?

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Bombay 1949: May "Pring" Fox-Nakwanis on a 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster reg number BMY7757 taken at Juhu Beach.

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Do allow me to make a contribution of my own. While googling Geeta Baali to get a closer match (probable, incidentally), I found this picture of her in the frame with Geeta Dutt alongwith hubby Guru Dutt, Mohd Rafi and others
Geeta Dutt : A journey through picture memories Geeta Dutt Fans' Blog

The car looks like a DeSoto taxi (white plates, BMT regn). The bracket to hold the plate appears to be ahead of the plate interestingly.
Same picture here - Picasa Web Albums - Karen - Groups

I got a bunch of pictures posted below from - Picasa Web Albums - Karen

What car is Rajesh Khanna driving? This is during the shooting for the movie - Maha Chor

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BML 4778 Dodge / Plymouth. Does this one survive today?

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BML 4778 Dodge / Plymouth. Does this one survive today?
Nice pics. kiran!! I really loved the Herald ones in your previous post!

This car seems to be a Desoto though.
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Is MSC 2944 posted before?

Picasa Web Albums - Marmaduke - indian_preind...


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US Army Base in Madras in 1945. WWII
Did you know Americans were in India in WWII?

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Yes....that is teh reason why there are so many WW2 Willys and Ford Jeeps around.

When they left the didn't take any of the Jeeps back with them instead sold thme on to the Indian Army and to private owners.
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Yes....that is teh reason why there are so many WW2 Willys and Ford Jeeps around.
And also many Yank trucks/lorries, like Chevys, Fords etc. that eventually became transport vehicles.
There was an interesting online article I'd read once about a WW2 chevy truck that was left by the US army post the war and was bought as a goods carrier, eventually relegated to a garbage truck, to be banned by the KA state govt's drive on old public vehicles. It was written in the form of an autobiography! I forgot which site I found it on.
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And also many Yank trucks/lorries, like Chevys, Fords etc. that eventually became transport vehicles.
There was an interesting online article I'd read once about a WW2 chevy truck that was left by the US army post the war and was bought as a goods carrier, eventually relegated to a garbage truck, to be banned by the KA state govt's drive on old public vehicles. It was written in the form of an autobiography! I forgot which site I found it on.
yep there were many of them around in Kolkata too, till recently( i remember seeing them around 90's as a kid), even today few may be around..Here are couple of pics of trucks during WWII (44/45)
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Those are some really great pictures, moralfibre. Especially the 'behind the scenes' ones from the true era of Bollywood - very classy!!!
Keep them coming.

P.S. Rajesh Khanna was known to have rode an Impala for the first day of his first shoot ever. I've been hearing this one since many years now, can anyone confirm the authenticity? If yes, which year car was it and does it survive today?
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BML 4778 Dodge / Plymouth. Does this one survive today?

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I know an identical (dieselised) car that I remember having the regn. BML 4788 - must reconfirm!

PS - lovely finds
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Impex India looks like it may be in Opera House area.

BMX 5515, parked below Bombay House at Flora Fountain.

The white building appearing in two pics.....? I wonder. could it be the Asiatic Library at Old Customs?

The Shoe house at Kasturba Gandhi Park opp. the Hanging Gardens

The two gents on some sea front where one can see steamers belching their smoke is definitely not Bombay or Madras or Calcutta. At no time did/does the weather in these places warrant/ed wearing layers of clothing. Maybe somewhere abroad.

The college group pic, mast probably the Wilson or Xavier's college, as they have those arched driveways. Then again it could be the University and by the looks of the age in the group, it looks more like a batch of teachers/professors posing rather than students.

Love the pics of the Baba. Loves his cars, his people, travels in style (by air back then and in a Merc), and is camera friendly Loves pointing at people, Pointer Baba.
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