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Old 18th December 2009, 11:41   #31
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The event is set for this Sunday - Myself and President shall be participating - who else is in?
What's the exact Itinerary ? Where are you guys leaving from, and where/what time returning ? Though I can't make it because of a family function, I'd love to meet up with the gang at some point if possible..
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The event is set for this Sunday - Myself and President shall be participating - who else is in?
I will be there along with Dr who has entered his Herald.
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I will be there along with Dr who has entered his Herald.
Which one, the 4-door purple one? AAY 629 or so?
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The event is set for this Sunday - Myself and President shall be participating - who else is in?
Karl, Any idea of the list of participants? and the start and finish and timings? Please put up details.
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Karl, Any idea of the list of participants? and the start and finish and timings? Please put up details.
I don't have exact details (Rony, can you oblige?). I don't suppose participant's list is disclosed before the event. I hope you are joining.

From what I understand departure is around 8 30 at Inorbit mall at Vashi.
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I don't have exact details (Rony, can you oblige?). I don't suppose participant's list is disclosed before the event. I hope you are joining.

From what I understand departure is around 8 30 at Inorbit mall at Vashi.
Okay, I just spoke to Shrikant, The meeting is at 8 am and start at 8.30, from four points hotel at inorbit mall, Vashi. I dont know which car I should come in[maybe Nano], but hope to see you there.
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Okay, I just spoke to Shrikant, The meeting is at 8 am and start at 8.30, from four points hotel at inorbit mall, Vashi. I dont know which car I should come in[maybe Nano], but hope to see you there.
I was hoping you would participate with the Chevy. But if you are coming, do bring out the Rolls rather than the Nano
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Which one, the 4-door purple one? AAY 629 or so?
Yes the same purple Herald.
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Just got back from the event. Went off very well, with an interesting assortment of cars turning up. I was driving President's superb 1957 Fiat (of which I realise I have not taken any photos today). The cars got a chance to stretch their legs on the expressway, something which everyone really appreceated. I look forward to more such events in the future.

Here are some pictures (in alphabetical order)

Superb Alvis Speed Pilot of Vijay Mallya - this car was something else!

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Austin A 40 (?)

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Austin Healey Sprite.

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A Buick Roadmaster, which I have not seen before.

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Flashy 59 Chevy Impala

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Harit's unique Dodge Custom Royal

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Dodge Kingsway, freshly out from a new paint job (she was black earlier)

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Dodge Kingsway convertible of TBHPian amaltanna - freshly restored and making her debut

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Fiat 1800 Spyder of Fali Dhondhy

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A humble little Dukkar gave us company

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A trio of Model A Fords added some cheer

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Ford Custom - 1949?

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SS Jaguar 2 1/2 litre of Vijay Mallya - this car oozed style from every possible angle - to see her in motion on the highway is something else!

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Jaguar Mk VII

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Neat Jeep - Kaiser? Note the cool horns on the bonnet.

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Harit's Lancia

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Stylish and racy Lancia Flaminia Zagato. My pick of the day.

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A Pagoda top Mercedes (from the memorable Feroze Khan movie) also came, with a later 500SL giving it company

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TBHPian YashRuia's MG TC

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TBHPian Morris1948's Morris 1948. Superbly original, and a great runner.

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This Silver Spur was one of 3 Rolls at the event, the other 2 being Scooby05's Silver Seraph and another Silver Shadow.

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Standard Herald Mk 3

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Triumph Spitfire

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Harit's Karmann Ghia cabrio

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1948 Wolseley, a regular on the scene for years.

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An assortment including the Silver Shadow.

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Thankx karl for those wonderful photographs.Do you have a list of the participants?Could you please upload that if you have it ?
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It was fun to see so many cars enthusiasts together.
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Great pics Karl do keep the rest coming.

The pick of the bunch would obviously have to be the Alvis, very interesting colour scheme, any idea if this is original ?

The Lancia Flaminia is surely a show stopper and my second fav choice here followed by the Jag 2.5, what a remarkable restoration, any history on this car?

The only thing I could find fault with on the Jag is the wheel spinners. These type came on cars which had those aftermarket steel discs covering the spokes. The original that would have been on this car would have been the ones with twin "ears" on them.

Would love to hear from Morris 1948 on this, who I am assuming is responsible for this classy job !!

On the whole I have noticed that the quality of paint finish on some of these cars is remarkable and on par with what is achieved in the west. Indian paint processes look like they have finally matched international standards.

BTW what is that black car on the right of the second Roadmaster picture showing its rear.

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Lovely pictures, you guys evidently had a great time !! Wish I could've made it ..
How did the older cars perform on the expressway ? Especially the older pre-war Fords, etc. Any cars stalled/overheated etc ? This must be a real long drive, longer than the usual VCCCI runs...
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How did the older cars perform on the expressway ? Especially the older pre-war Fords, etc. Any cars stalled/overheated etc ? This must be a real long drive, longer than the usual VCCCI runs...
There were a couple of hiccups, but nothing major. It was a real thrill to see these cars gunning it on the expressway.
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