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Old 21st March 2010, 22:41   #1
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Default Central India Vintage Automotive Association (CIVAA) - News and Events

Today was a historic occasion for the Vintage and Classic Car and Bike Owenrs and fans. For the first time a step in the right direction was taken by Mr Shahrukh Cassad and Mr Limbanna, both owners and fans of old jalopies.They took all efforts and had jointly sponsored the event.
It started with only eight confirmations a few days back for attendance swelling to about 25 today.The drive was along a 50 km route within the city and all the participants went out of the city past the airport towards the Jamtha Stadium (famous for the T 20 matches these days) again coming back and meeting at M/s Limbanna's Garage. The unanimous decision taken was to form a club and organise such drives every month.
The main worry shared was that most old cars and bikes are moving out of the Orange City to metros as owners cite lack of availability of spares and for the fact that the Vintage and Classic Car and Bike Rallies are conducted once in two years. So most agree that there are hardly any events and that is also responsible for the dwindling interest in general.
Some pictures of the oldies that had congregated.

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Old 21st March 2010, 23:07   #2
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More pictures.The star attraction was the restored early 1930's Plymouth coupe of Shahrukh Cassad.The red Chevrolet Chevelle, two Volkswagen Beetles, one WW Willys, one Dukkar, one Morris Oxford, a Landrover and of course my Landmaster.There was another black Landmaster that entered a little late.The two wheeler entries included the 1947 Velocette,a BSA, Jawas, Lambrettas and Rajdoot Bobbys among the many.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 00:10   #3
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Wow that was one good event, how come there was no publicity/Ads for the event.BTW Plymouth looks nice, i think lots of stuff into it is Non-original including the Headlamps.MPX1 belongs to Mr.Limbanna i think...
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agspins-thanks ,indeed the turnout was not known and hence the organisers did not prefer press publicity but soon there will be the press at such events. The next one is slated for 18th April.
Yes the Chevelle belongs to Mr Limbanna.
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This looks like a heavily modified Plymouth. It would classify as a hot rod. Wonder what engine it has as there are twin silencers! Gear box is changed going by the position of the gear stick. What model is this car originally? Any original photo's?

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This looks like a heavily modified Plymouth. It would classify as a hot rod. Wonder what engine it has as there are twin silencers! Gear box is changed going by the position of the gear stick. What model is this car originally? Any original photo's?

Am not really able to say KPS. But will post the details subsequently. the next run is on 18th of April.
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The last one shows Shahrukh Cassad, co-organiser of the event (Limbanna is the other organiser) briefing the participants (at 8.00 pm after the run was over) about the proposed club and the next event slated for 18/04/2010.

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Dear Anjan - This is a great initiative. Keep up the good work. I would love to drive down from Mumbai to Nagpur in the peak heat of summer in one of my 4 fiats for your next event (mostly the left hand drive), also see BYJ476 and your Scorpio. I hope I can find some time. Will it be possible for somebody to reserve accommodation in the "Parsi Dharamshala" at Nagpur? Most importantly, does the Parsi Dharamshala have secure parking? My cars are too precious to me and I just cannot take chances and leave them unattended at any time. Please PM me the details.

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Dear Anjan - This is a great initiative. Keep up the good work. I would love to drive down from Mumbai to Nagpur in the peak heat of summer in one of my 4 fiats for your next event (mostly the left hand drive), also see BYJ476 and your Scorpio. I hope I can find some time. Will it be possible for somebody to reserve accommodation in the "Parsi Dharamshala" at Nagpur? Most importantly, does the Parsi Dharamshala have secure parking? My cars are too precious to me and I just cannot take chances and leave them unattended at any time. Please PM me the details.

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Thanks Dhabhar its all the efforts of the organisers. We are there for outside support (may be issue based too?)
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That rodded Plymouth is a nice looking job....hope it has an enguine to match its looks.

The other interesting part about it is that it appears to have some rather interesting period lights, teh footboards are also nice and the gauges look like they are off of a Jaguar

Please do try to get more details on that car.
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That rodded Plymouth is a nice looking job....hope it has an enguine to match its looks.

The other interesting part about it is that it appears to have some rather interesting period lights, the footboards are also nice and the gauges look like they are off of a Jaguar

Please do try to get more details on that car.
This Plymouth is a creation from that famous Delhi duo. They have done similar things to prewar DKW's, the black and the red one. And a boat tail.
The engine is supposed to be original, the gearbox is not. The car has nice expensive lights, but those belong on British cars, not American cars. I believe that she is a 1935.
Personally, my take is that the car is too high, proportions are just not right.

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To each his own,but surely the plymouth deserves better? But I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
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Good Luck with Future events.
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Here is a picture of the Plymouth before the transformation. It was posted elsewhere, I think by vintageman.

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Great event. That Land Rover seems to be a Series 1 80", if yes the first 80" on tbhp. Can you get me the chassis no of the car? I can get you the date it was imported, and who was the first owner.

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Here is a picture of the Plymouth before the transformation. It was posted elsewhere, I think by vintageman.

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It is alreay much transformed in this shot too. Any idea what it actualy looked like when new.
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