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Old 6th August 2010, 18:57   #1291
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Anonymous Parsi Gent:
Came across a whole lot of photos where this particular gent is pictures. These photos came in 3 lots, there are many more.
Presumably they start from around 1928, and go on beyond 1950. This gent seems to have been both a car and bike lover, and he proundly posed with them throughout his life. Many pictures were taken outside the Gateway of India, one can see the Taj, old Hotel Greens )pulled down to make way for the Taj Tower and road alignment), and the Yacht Club.
The first car in the series is not positively identified, he had both pre-war and posr-war Morris's, 1939 Buick, among bikes a BMW, Jawa and an unidentified early bike are seen. I have tried to post the pics in a sequence as he aged. He is always with some vehicle, wife (presumably) is seen only in the second pic.
Calling on all Parsis to show these pics to elders to try and identify him.
Also, please try to identify the cars.
What is the bike where he is sitting on a bench in the background?
The BMW registered car is NOT a Ford Model T.
Have a look at the second pic. This car is registered MDU in Tamil Nadu, is a special creation, and MAK 3 is written on the bonnet. Does anyone have a clue as to what this special is? Any Chennai?Coimbatore connections?
So many pictures, so many querries. Hope to receive some answers, and comments. Cheers harit
The gent has still not been identified. In this lot there was another picture, which was identified only when posted on prewarcar.com. It is an early 1930's Triumpf Super 8, anyways a seldom seen car. Suppose now none survive in India. Is the background those art deco buildings at Oval Maidan opposite the High Court?

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Old 6th August 2010, 19:00   #1292
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Here is a picture picked up in south India, Vauxhall. Sorry, not a family pic, but then this thread was stagnating.

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Is the background those art deco buildings at Oval Maidan opposite the High Court?
Definately not a Maidan looks like a waterfront scene more like around a Talao But Where? Need to show this pic to my dad and get back to you on the location.
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I have finally managed to fire up the old Scanner.

Attatched is a pic of my Grandfathers Morris , this photograph is dated 1965.
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Enclosed are 3 more pics , one is of WBD8775 another one is of an older WBA 1771 (do not know the make ) and the hird is as yet an unidentified car.

My late Grandpa was a avid photographer and i have now started to scan the entire collection. He has neatly chronicled all of them year wise with notings on the back of nerly every pic .

On the back of the morris pic the date mentioned is 30/03/1964 , trip to digha (a seaside place near calcutta ) with a later scribble saying " the car that was " . My late grandmother can be seen in the drivers seat of the Morris

In the beach pic the date is given as 13/10/1960

The WBA1771 pic is undated.

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Lovely pics, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing some more.

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Enclosed are 3 more pics , one is of WBD8775 another one is of an older WBA 1771 (do not know the make ) and the hird is as yet an unidentified car.
WBA 1771 could be a Humber possibly. And maybe the 3rd car too is a later Humber.
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Enclosed are 3 more pics , one is of WBD8775 another one is of an older WBA 1771 (do not know the make ) and the hird is as yet an unidentified car. On the back of the morris pic the date mentioned is 30/03/1964 , trip to digha (a seaside place near calcutta ) with a later scribble saying " the car that was " . My late grandmother can be seen in the drivers seat of the Morris. In the beach pic the date is given as 13/10/1960. The WBA1771 pic is undated. Salman
Lovely pics, please put up more. I suspect the middle car, the fastback to be a Kaiser/Frazer/Nash/Hudson product. Please see if you can dig up more pics.

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Nice pictures, look forward to see more pics.

Last car in the picture WBA 1771 seems to be Hillman Minx 1936-37 from Rootes Group.

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Some More Pics !

WBD5898 was also owned by the family.
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Okay, the following pics are not exactly family car photos , but since they are "nostalgic " (IMHO) and "old" i am posting them here. Karlos , Harit Sir if you feel they are out of place in this thread will move them out.

These pics apparently are very old as they show a Lady in White (my Guess Queen Victoria ) waving to the crowd , though i am positive that these were shot in Calcutta.
There is also a pic of a rolls , possibily part of the same convoy which is carrying passengers or something which i cannot make out.

It is amazing that my Grandpa has left behind such a fabulous collection of pics and i am very happy and proud to have inherited his legacy.

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Definately not a Maidan looks like a waterfront scene more like around a Talao But Where? Need to show this pic to my dad and get back to you on the location.
Absolutely right. Looks more like Apollo Bunder the Gateway of India road, which starts from Taj and ends at the Radio Club. Maybe this pic was taken by parking the car on the Radio club pier.
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Okay, the following pics are not exactly family car photos , but since they are "nostalgic " (IMHO) and "old" i am posting them here. Karlos , Harit Sir if you feel they are out of place in this thread will move them out.

These pics apparently are very old as they show a Lady in White (my Guess Queen Victoria ) waving to the crowd , though i am positive that these were shot in Calcutta.
These are exactly the kind of photos we are looking forward to seeing.

Yes, does look like the Queen. She visited Bombay too around the same time. Interesting to see the Dodge Kingsway she is travelling in appears to be a 4 door chop top job. They could've done something better for the Queen methinks

In the original photo with a magnifying glass can you see any more details of the Rolls? What is it dressed up as?
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Another pic!

This one is from the old barrackpore racing circuit and has a "formula " car which is most probably built on a Herald/Fiat Chassis.

Registration is Wbp 111 of wbf111

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Okay, the following pics are not exactly family car photos , but since they are "nostalgic " (IMHO) and "old" i am posting them here. Karlos , Harit Sir if you feel they are out of place in this thread will move them out.
These pics apparently are very old as they show a Lady in White (my Guess Queen Victoria ) waving to the crowd , though i am positive that these were shot in Calcutta.
There is also a pic of a rolls , possibily part of the same convoy which is carrying passengers or something which i cannot make out. Salman
These are the kind of pictures we like. The heading need serious consideration to be renamed. With genuine family pics we may have reached only page 13 till now. This is Queen Elisabeth, incidently my collection started with some pictures of this Queen during the same trip in Bombay.

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Absolutely right. Looks more like Apollo Bunder the Gateway of India road, which starts from Taj and ends at the Radio Club. Maybe this pic was taken by parking the car on the Radio club pier.
I do not think Apollo Bunder, some other place. Waiting for Mole's feedback.

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Another pic! This one is from the old barrackpore racing circuit and has a "formula " car which is most probably built on a Herald/Fiat Chassis. Regards Salman
Any more Barrackpore pics?

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These are the kind of pictures we like. The heading need serious consideration to be renamed. With genuine family pics we may have reached only page 13 till now. This is Queen Elisabeth, incidently my collection started with some pictures of this Queen during the same trip in Bombay.



I do not think Apollo Bunder, some other place. Waiting for Mole's feedback.



Any more Barrackpore pics?

Cheers harit
Well i feel that the first pic in which the rolls can be seen is also bombay, i cant seem to place the building in the background.

This is the only barrackpore pic that i have come across till now , still a few hundred photos left for sorting

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