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Old 25th January 2010, 01:59   #1
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Dear Friends,
Here's a report of the Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010 organised on 24th January.
The first few pics are of the Lucknow cars that participated in the event, covering a roundabout distance of approx. 250 kms. These are followed by the Kanpur Rolls and other participants.

Vintageman's 1930 Ford Model A Tourer
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vintagemans-1930-ford-tourer.jpg

Vintageman's 1945 Jaguar 1.5 (Got the prize for Best Restored Car)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vintagemans-1945-jaguar-1.5.jpg

Vintageman's 1947 Plymouth P15
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vintagemans-1947-plymouth-p15.jpg

Vintageman's 1947 Chevrolet
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vintagemans-1947-chevrolet-fleetmaster.jpg

Farah Vakil's 1928 Fiat
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-farah-vakeels-1928-fiat.jpg

Akhilesh Agarwal's 1951 Fiat
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-akhilesh-agarwals-1951-fiat.jpg

Rohit Pant's 1928 Ford Model A Tourer
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-rohit-pants-1928-ford-model-tourer.jpg

Ram Dev's 1951 Hillman Minx
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-ramdevs-1951-hillman-minx.jpg

Saif Ali's 1942 Willys MB (This was the only casualty amongst the Lucknow contingent with a broken propeller shaft)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-saif-alis-1942-willys-mb.jpg

Wasia Ibrahim's 1913 Rolls Silver Ghost
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-wasia-ibrahims-1913-silver-ghost.jpg

Yadupati Singhania's 1920 Rolls Silver Ghost
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-yadupati-singhanias-1920-silver-ghost-convertible.jpg

Yadupati Singhania's 1922 Rolls Silver Ghost
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-yadupati-singhanias-1922-silver-ghost.jpg

Yadupati Singhania's 1925 Phantom 1
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-yadupati-singhanias-1925-phantom-1.jpg

Interior 1925 Phantom 1
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-interior-1925-phantom-1.jpg

Yadupati Singhania's 1954 Plymouth Covertible
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-yadupati-singhanias-1954-plymouth-convertible.jpg

Sahil Farid's 1927 Austin Chummy
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-sahil-farids-1927-austin-7-chummy.jpg

Farid Aziz's 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-farid-azizs-1947-chevrolet-fleetmaster.jpg

Farid Aziz's 1947 Rover 10
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-farid-azizs-1947-rover-10.jpg

Parvez Rustomji's 1947 Singer
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-parvez-rustomjis-1947-singer.jpg

Raghvendra Singh's 1946 Riley 1.5 (One of the most maintained cars in it's previous original black avatar, when I had last seen it in the early 90s. The repainted metallic green has really botched up things)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-raghvendra-singhs-1946-riley-1.5.jpg

Faraz Mirza's 1952 Willys CJ3B
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-faraz-mirzas-1952-willys-cj3b.jpg

TS Johar's 1928 Ford Model A Tourer
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-ts-johars-1928-ford-model-tourer.jpg

Sanjeev Kapoor's 1932 Chevrolet
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-sanjeev-kapoors-1932-chevrolet.jpg

Vivek Nigam's 1947 Austin 16
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vivek-nigams-1947-austin-16.jpg

Vivek Nigam's 1947 Studebaker Champion
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vivek-nigams-1947-studebaker-champion.jpg

Yasser Ibrahim's 1928 Ford A Pickup
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-yasser-ibrahims-1928-ford-pickup.jpg

Zulfikar Nadri's 1950 Rover
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-zulfikar-nadris-1950-rover.jpg

Rajiv Singh's 1955 Baby Hindustan (In excellent Duco paint)
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S Mirza's 1945 Standard
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-s-mirzas-1945-standard.jpg

Javed Alam's 1942 Exelsior Paratroopers Bike
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-javed-alams-1942-exelsior-paratroopers-bike.jpg

That's all for now guys.
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Dear Friends,
Here's a report of the Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010 organised on 24th January.
The first few pics are of the Lucknow cars that participated in the event, covering a roundabout distance of approx. 250 kms. These are followed by the Kanpur Rolls and other participants.
Welcome aboard Perak - and what a wonderful start! Please do post the rear or side views of the Singhania Rolls Royces, if you have them! Cheers
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@ Perak,
Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
That 1950 Rover looks awesome, is there only one motorcycle ??
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Hi There.

Great pics and some really nice cars.

Haven't seen vintageman's cars earlier, they are a feast for the eyes. Love the Jag. Do you have any pics of the Jaguar's interiors, engine and the rear.

Also that 1913 RR Ghost is very interesting. Could you post more pics of it and its history.
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2nd round of 2010 Kanpur Rally pictures

D Mitra's 1952 Austin Somerset (Came all the way from Allahabad; a roundabout distance of approx. 450 kms.)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-d-mitras-1952-austin-somerset.jpg

Dr. AM Jain's 1946 Morris Minor
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-dr.-am-jains-1946-morris-minor.jpg

Ganesh Jain's 1950 Morris Minor
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-ganesh-jains-1950-morris-minor.jpg

Mohd. Khans 1955 Fiat
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-mohd.-khans-1955-fiat.jpg

Mustafa's Ahmad's 1942 Willys MB
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-mustafas-ahmads-1942-willys-mb.jpg

Nita Jain's 1932 Morris Cowley
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-nita-jains-1932-morris-cowley.jpg

Rajesh Gupta's 1929 Austin 7
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-rajesh-guptas-1929-austin-7.jpg

Rajiv Singh's 1931 Austin 7
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-rajiv-singhs-1931-austin-7.jpg

Rizwan Ahmad's 1948 Willys CJ2A (looks more like CJ3A/M38 to me) Came from Allahabad.
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-rizwan-ahmads-1948-willys-cj2a.jpg

RK Bannerjee's 1950 Austin A40 (Came from Allahabad)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-rk-bannerjees-1950-austin-a40.jpg

RN Gupta's 1937 Austin 8 (Came from Allahabad for the rally)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-rn-guptas-1937-austin-8.jpg

S Mirza's 1944 Vauxhall 12
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-s-mirzas-1944-vauxhall-12.jpg

Shahid Mirza's 1938 Ford Anglia
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-shahid-mirzas-1938-ford-anglia.jpg

Siddharth Kapoor's 1953 Morris Minor
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-siddharth-kapoors-1953-morris-minor.jpg

Tariq Ibrahim's 1943 Ford GPW (A single owner vehicle)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-tariq-ibrahims-1943-ford-gpw.jpg

Tauseef Mirza's 1936 Austin 12
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-tauseef-mirzas-1936-austin-12.jpg

Umama Ibrahim's 1930 Austin 7 Chummy
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-umama-ibrahims-1930-austin-7-chummy.jpg

VK Vishkarma's 1947 Fiat (Drove from Allahabad)
Kanpur Vintage Rally 2010-vk-vishkarmas-1947-fiat.jpg

This concludes the four wheeler entries. Could'nt take pics of 6 out 7 two wheelers entered consisting of BSA 350 and several Innocenti Lambretta Ds and Lambretta Li. I have requested the organisers for the pics and will upload them as soon as I get them.

Some miscellaneous pics from the rally.
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Have a pleasant viewing
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Old 25th January 2010, 13:07   #6
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@ Perak,
Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
That 1950 Rover looks awesome, is there only one motorcycle ??
A trivia regarding this 1950 single owner single colour Rover.
Heard Vintageman at the rally yesterday, reminiscing about having sumptuous Biryani in the backseat of this car in the early 70's with the owner, who's a childhood friend.

Regarding your other query, please see my previous post.

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Wasif Bhai,
Please give me some time for your queries as the Rolls history requires quite a bit of typing.

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Great collection of Cars and some great photos, thanks.

The three Rolls are quite awesome, all in one family, must be nice!
Can anyone tell me about the history of the "stuff" above the front bumpers, looks very interesting.

Some of the paint colours are way off unfortunately, but that seems to be common here. At least the cars are well loved and maintained so there is hope yet.
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@ Perak,
Those Willys MB, CJ2A & GPW looks to be the complete. The masterpieces of restoration; especially CJ2A, neatly restored.
Are all these jeeps is having their original hurricane petrol engines ??
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Wasif Bhai,
Please give me some time for your queries as the Rolls history requires quite a bit of typing.

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OH take your time but do post on this. It is a great car.

love your pics
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Good show, and welcome aboard. Its refreshing to see some new cars for a change - Lucknow/Kanpur events are seldom represented here.

Nice to see another Minx cabrio - I assume it is genuine and not cut? A very pretty car.

Any more pics of the Model A Pickup showing the body style?

No. 30 is obviously not a 1946 Minor, being a 50s highlight saloon.

Regarding Tariq Ibrahim's Jeep - just a thought - how can an army vehicle be single owned? They were not sold new to civilians right?
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Welcome Perak ,

(For people on this forum - Perak is my younger brother - excessively enamoured with his 1951 Jawa Perak) .

The Vintage & Classic Car Club of Cawnpore held their annual vintage car rally and drive past on 24th of January 2010. They were courteous enough to invite the Lucknow Club members over for their do. The event was flagged off from and culminated at , Green Park stadium , where the cars were also displayed at a show which was widely attended by the local enthusiasts on a very large scale. Speaking on behalf of the Lucknow contingent the Kanpur club has gained our admiration with the arrangements and the enthusiasm which made the show a resounding success . Mention must also be made of the impeccable organisation and the courteousness of the hosts . Reminded us of "Lucknavi Tehzeeb".

Some trivia about the cars :

The green Riley is a first owner car and in it's previous black avatar and gleaming original chrome was a sight to behold; it was a daily driver (with the owner at the wheel ) in an immaculate condition seen regularly on Kanpur roads; it's passage through the FIATS & AMBASSADORS inspired my passion for things vintage.

The Rover owned by Zulfiqar "Chote" Nadri - another first owner car which used to drop him off at school during the 60's and revisit the school during the lunch recess with the biryani. Kanpur had 3 such cars and 2 of them were owned by my class mates.

The Lucknow cars averaged 50 km/hr - the return passage was made in the dusk and arrival at Lucknow coincided with the fog rolling in.

The 1913 Silver Ghost was purchased by the present owners great -grandfather in 1928 and has remained with the family since . The renovation work and the standard of renovation shows the love , care and affection that the present owner and family have for the car.

I have been seeing the Singhania Rolls around for ages . I recollect the convertible Plymouth used to be white and was used for all their marriages. There is a 1949 Buick Super 8 in their garage , which could not attend as the upholstery is under repair .

An interesting fact that most of the cars at the Kanpur show including the Rolls Royces belonged to the alumnii (including me ) of the local Methodist High School (its been around since 1876) , which would earn the old alma mater the distinction of producing the largest number of vintage owners.

Among the cars present special mention needs to be made of

- the restoration & NC paint finish of the Hindustan 14 owned by Mr. Rajiv Singh - it was excellent , much better and more appropriate than the 2k ( PUF ) finishes .

- the GPW of Faisal Ibrahim - a first owner vehicle, in the family for 3 generations ( since 1943 ) .

- Mr. Farid Aziz & Sahil Farid with their 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster , 1947 Rover 10 , 1927 Austin Chummy .

- the cars which were driven from Allahabad, a to & fro drive of 450 kms- in terrible weather conditions

- Arnold "Freddie" Barlow for keeping the Singhania Rolls Royces running and for the arrangements .

I hope more enthusiasts from this region will appear on this forum now.

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The cars are indeed a treat for the eyes.

I am sure by first owner they mean the jeep has been with them fromt he time it was sold on by teh armed forces.

The Jeeps were only sold to the US armed forces who in turn lent them out to the allies.

I don't think the 1943 date is correct though as the Jeeps would have been demobilised only after 1944 /45.
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Duplicated Post . The Kanpur Vintage car show

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Perak and vintageman very good coverage with some fantastic pictures. Kanpur/Lucknow have their own fleet of vintage beauties.After all, conducting rallies regularly keep the beauties fit and fine, as owners take all the care to do so for the event.
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