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Old 8th April 2013, 12:10   #301
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True Karl, it is. He drives it every Sunday and he had gotten up at 4:30 to come to the seaface. That's the vintage car DRIVERS I like! The engine was as silent as...a Royce! Astounding.
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Pictures from today's drive:
That's a nice looking BMW twin. what year and is it 500cc? He's put in mickarbs on the bike. Do you know the owner and/or is he's a TBHP member too?
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yesterday's small drive, also known as "ménage a trois",
I hope the two Pontons did not trouble your Mk 2 too much!

But I was amused by the little discussion we had regarding how the Ambassador families and the Mercedes Pontons having similar features. Who was influenced by whom? if at all

Some pictures i took of the drive. It was extremely hot towards the end of the day and traffic as usual at mahalaxmi gets nightmarish but the cars kept their cool and so did the owners.
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Dear friends: a few pictures from yesterday's small drive, also known as "ménage a trois", from the number of participants.

And during the drived we "bumped" into this lovely Austin!
I also see a dog in the equation!

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I believe this slightly larger body style is not so common.
There is/was a beautiful example in Delhi (was because I haven't seen it around awhile) - that was a 12/6. What's this, 6 or 4?

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Some pictures i took of the drive.
Wow! A left hand drive Amby! But a nice shot!

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Really good to see you guys in Bombay doing this frequently, in small/large groups. Salute!

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I also see a dog in the equation!
Wow! A left hand drive Amby! But a nice shot!
Yes Prabal, the Royal Greyhound tried to avoid the paparazzi but to no avail, his tail was cought in a picture. He is the one driving the Ambassador in reality. What looks like a left hand steering wheel is just a fake I use, so as not to shock onlookers
Amol, considerig that the current shape of my Amabassador dates back to the 1954 Morris Oxford while your Mercedes Benz 180 was presented in 1953, yours is older. But than they all are sons of the wonderful Touring family: the Cisitalia 202, Alfa Romeo 6C 2300/2500 ecc. They started it all in 40ies Italy, if you disconsider the ugly German pre-war attempts at "Pontooning", that is :-)
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if you disconsider the ugly German pre-war attempts at "Pontooning", that is :-)
For your viewing pleasure this was the evolution of the Ponton as displayed in the Mercedes Benz Museum at Stuttgart. one of them curiously looks like a Studebaker Flight Hawk.
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[quote=the mole;3089084]For your viewing pleasure this was the evolution of the Ponton as displayed in the Mercedes Benz Museum at Stuttgart. one of them curiously looks like a Studebaker Flight Hawk.[/QUOTE]

It may have something to do with the tie-up that Mercedes had with Studebaker-Packard during the 1950s in the US. Pontons were sold through Stude-Packards dealerships in the US, I remember reading about this on the Ponton website.
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Another drive for this Sunday but earlier than usual 7:30 am . Meet at the usual spot and head towards Fountain Starbucks

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Another drive for this Sunday but earlier than usual 7:30 am . Meet at the usual spot and head towards Fountain Starbucks
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I might just come straight after a night out in Bandra :-)
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Two of my pictures from today's drive:
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Some images from my side of a lovely Triumph spitfire that also came for the drive . We also had some fans this morning who drove along with is all the way to fort Starbucks . Hope they are on the forum an put up their snaps and videos

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Photos by Saurabh Jadhau, who followed us from the sea-link till Starbucks!
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This morning went out a bit late in my regular MORDERN car while scouting and roaming the city came across quite a few scattered cars either for a purpose or just having their own drive .A wonderful and colourful array of Nano's for an advert also amidst tight security.

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Anirudh, The Chevy outside Starbucks looks Superb!! Your friend is keeping her well and giving her a drive! Nice to see.
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Had an early morning drive scheduled at 7 am from the usual place on the Bandra side of the sea link . We had Karl in a lovely fiat just driven back from Poona , a 82 Cadillac , a 1960 SL and a Ford A from 1928 . Some shots taken at the sea link and also at Horniman circle Starbucks . Where we were joined by mr Dabholkar and his loving Austin, a Beetle and a Biscayne. Sadly I was in a mordern car of no consequence . We had a group of Harley bike owners also who have also started to meet up. Suddenly this outlet has become a grease junkie hub I feel on Sundays.

Weather was nice not harsh at all this early !

We then went across to help a friend to start up and remove his '59 Impala convertible after 40 odd years of non use. What a car and made the Sunday even brighter . Started with little coaxing and smooth just basic brakes which looked like they were jammed and needed to be freed ! What originality and manny images to follow soon.

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