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Old 22nd December 2009, 17:50   #76
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Though, if its a sponsored drive why is there a participation fee (that too a fairly high one)?
Rehaan, the participation fee included
  • Breakfast buffet at the Four Point Sheraton 5 star hotel (for 3 persons)
  • Plenty of freebies inluding 5 litre Gulf oil (I forget what grade), dash polishes, shirts caps etc.
  • Toll on expressway
  • Ambulance and breakdown van (though I don't remember seeing them, so cannot confirm)
  • Brunch/lunch buffet at Duke's retreat Khandala - an otherwise fairly expensive affair.
Ideally we would have liked a lower fee, but I don't think it was too steep considering the 2 meals included for 3 people each time.
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Karlos who owns the RHD 500SL? Nice car !!
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Karlos who owns the RHD 500SL? Nice car !!
That is part of Sameer Kadam's extensive collection. He also entered the 49 (?) Ford Custom, The blue Model A Tourer, Triumph Spitfire and Rolls Silver Spur. His 1960/62 convertible Beetle should be ready soon.
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Hi Amal your Dodge looks smashing we used to own a similar dodge (hardtop) when i was a kid with the same colour upholstery and black too. I miss her. Anyways your chrome job is superb. Any references?
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Anyways your chrome job is superb. Any references?
I too was wondering about the same thing. Did they copper plate and then nickel/chrome? Its really come out so well
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Thanks for the info regarding who is who in the pictures.
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Dear Amal,Thanks for your response.The dodge royal was a bit different to yours.But I guess you could call the rear bumper add on an accessory.And you need not come to steal the mirror..You are welcome to have it copied.Lovely car overall.Hope you have many enjoyable motoring hours with her.
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Hi DKG & Amol,

The Chrome work was carried out in Delhi, and yes, they have done a wonderful job at that. I will forward you the contact details if you'll require them. Amol your most welcome to ride in her and re-live your childhood memories.

Thanks Bulldogji for your offer, on copying the Mirrior, ill take you up on that soon. Yes, the Royal was different, with a far more powerful HEMI engine, but they do share the same genes and alot of similiar/same parts(says so in the Mopar parts catalog), and again the fit and finish is great, so I would'nt want to meddle with it, plus I wouldn't know what to do with the extra holes then.

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Dear Amal,Thanks for your response.The dodge royal was a bit different to yours.But I guess you could call the rear bumper add on an accessory.And you need not come to steal the mirror..You are welcome to have it copied.Lovely car overall.Hope you have many enjoyable motoring hours with her.
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Hi DKG & Amol,

The Chrome work was carried out in Delhi, and yes, they have done a wonderful job at that. I will forward you the contact details if you'll require them.

Amal ,

Could also request you for the details?
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Well, as seen we had a great time at this event. My Lancia ran quite well, on the highway we did around 50-60kmph. And we did almost the same speed uphill.
My Karmann Ghia stopped on the way for about 10 minutes as she became hot. Immediately the escorting Jeep was there, we asked for some oil, it was not available, we played with the advance/retard setting and off the Karmann went. Meanwhile the Jeep guys thought that we needed the oil, told us to go to the pump. We informed them that the Karmann wanted the oil, but managed, so then they wanted to know why we were so slow!. Well the explanation was that the car is old, rattled a bit as a mudguard bracket had come off, wire wheels were dancing a bit, but then she ran up the hill very well.
The Lancia looks very good when in motion, she was prominantly pictured in the Times. Along the way a lot of people drove up close to take pictures, another reason for us to drive slow as that was quite scary.
On the way we were overtaken by Kasli in his Packard, he took lovely pictures which are attached below. And then at Dukes, we met up again where I gave him a pose for him to capture how we enjoyed ourselves. After the event I had a haircut and a shave, so those who wanted to see me and now know that I was the navigator, would still not recognize me!!

I will post comments on the event separately later on. Meanwhile, enjoy the Lancia is action.
To Kasli, thanks for the pictures

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That last picture is truly a work of art !
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That last picture is truly a work of art !
Must be harit's way of telling that he's not too fond of publicity for himself or his cars!
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A very well organised event , wonderful cars - well maintained . It was nice to put faces onto the Team BHP id's, and , yes the last picture is a great way to wind up the drive.

We did have a smilar drive to Dudhwa National Park - 248 kms from Lucknow, 2 years back , but since then our organisation has been hibernating .
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We did have a smilar drive to Dudhwa National Park - 248 kms from Lucknow, 2 years back , but since then our organisation has been hibernating .
Do share some pictures of the event if you have some.
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Well, as seen we had a great time at this event. My Lancia ran quite well, on the highway we did around 50-60kmph. And we did almost the same speed uphill.
The Lancia looks very good when in motion, she was prominantly pictured in the Times.
Cheers harit
Looking awesome, Harit.
Could be London - Brighton ? Or Paris - Bordeaux ? or the Gordon-Bennett Cup ?
The Lancia will fit in any setting, with her regal poise and sporty demeanour.. hats off !
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