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Old 24th April 2010, 14:29   #31
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Some details on this one please.

ps: pic from post #9 of this thread posted by bhpian harit.
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Old 24th April 2010, 15:25   #32
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This is a BROCKHOUSE CORGI Scooter with 98cc Excelsior engine commonly known as PARACHUTE bike in india as they were used by paratroopers, they used to jump from the aircraft with these bikes hanging on their backs(weighs hardly 25-30 kg) to use them under difficult conditions where the roads were not motorable for 4 wheelers. These bikes did not have kick starters and gears they were pushed to start. Manufactured between 1947 - 1955 exclusively for the defence services in Southport, Merseyside, England.
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Old 24th April 2010, 18:14   #33
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This is a BROCKHOUSE CORGI Scooter with 98cc Excelsior engine commonly known as PARACHUTE bike in india as they were used by paratroopers, they used to jump from the aircraft with these bikes hanging on their backs(weighs hardly 25-30 kg)
Yes this is a Brockhouse Corgi/Indian Papoose. But it is only one edition of the Paratroopers Motorcycle, not the only one. Most of the Paratroopers Motorcycle in India were the original Paratroopers Motorcycle, the Excelsior Welbike driven by a Viliers Sprite 98cc engine. The Brockhouse Corgi was based on the Welbike and the Indian Papoose was the americanised version of the Corgi. There have been a few other iterations also around the world, over the years.

Also the Paratroopers Motorcycle was never carried on the back of the paratrooper. It was separately dropped with its independent parachute and packed inside a metal canister (cylinder) - and the paratrooper had to go looking and retrieve it from it's landing spot, often quite far from his own landing spot. Like the Paratroopers Motorcycle there was also a folding bicycle called the Para Bike, made by BSA and this was sometimes carried on the paratrooper's person, released just before touchdown so that the paratrooper could safely rollover after landing if needed. However the Para Bikes would also be para dropped in crates (holding a few of them in each) as it was less risky for the paratrooper.

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Here's a photo of Parvez Kherawala (white shirt) with his 1934 Austin. This pic is from the 2006 Lucknow Vintage Rally. Mr. Kherawala has one of the oldest and reputed machine shops in Lucknow and he did all the machine work on our two Ford A engines.

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Here is a photo I got from relatives in Lucknow, showing Mr Kherawala (senior?) with his Austin at an old event.

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Thanks for posting the picture sir. I would surely ask Mr Kherawala to view the same though unfortunately the senior kherewala is no more.
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Hi Friends,
I,m adding a few pictures of Airtel Vintage Safari Run - in support of Tiger Protection held in 2008. The run was held from Lucknow to Dudhwa (around 250 kms from Lucknow and a protected Tiger Reserve). Total distance covered was around 500 kms and was organsied between 1s to 3rd Feb'2008.
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Lucknow had the annual vintage car rally on 5.12.2010. The event is part of Lucknow Mahotsav organised by the District Administration every year in the month of Nov/Dec. Around 45 cars and around 25 M/CYCLES had participated in the event. I,m attaching a few photographs of the same.
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I,m attaching a few more pictures of the event. The rally route was approx 15 kms within the city.
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Lovely pics. There was an article on TOI today regarding the rally. It seems good amount of vehicles turned out. IMO an event/rally should be organised as a part of 200 year celebration of Hazratgunj which would gel with the overall transformed look of the market. Hope something of this sort happens soon.
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Im attaching a few more pictures of the event. The rally route was approx 15 kms within the city.
Nice pics. cargaze! Good to see more rallies happening within India.

Btw, if I'm not asking too much, did you get to take any pics. of the brown Standard Super 10 (circled) as well, part of which is seen in this pic. of yours (sorry for having altered it btw!)

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Nice pics. cargaze! Good to see more rallies happening within India.

Btw, if I'm not asking too much, did you get to take any pics. of the brown Standard Super 10 (circled) as well, part of which is seen in this pic. of yours (sorry for having altered it btw!)

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If I recollect more pictures of her can be found at

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2025664 (Vintage & Classic car valuation).

By the way there is a comment of yours just after the post.
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Nice event, sadly Lucknow lost its grand cars. But we see a movement to bring cars back to Lucknow. Keep it up.
Two points. That red Merc is either a 170V with a 4 cylinder engine. If it has 6 cylinders as stated, then it is not a 170 V.
That Morris woody is an ad-on, sometime back this car was apparently offered as a 1914 model!

Cheers harit

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If I recollect more pictures of her can be found at

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2025664 (Vintage & Classic car valuation).

By the way there is a comment of yours just after the post.
Thanks manish, but I did see the pics. in that thread already.

'was asking if there are any here as well, that's all.
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Thanks for the suggestions dear. We have already moved the proposal around 3 months back, but since the renovation is taking time, we are keeping our fingers crossed for that.

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Lovely pics. There was an article on TOI today regarding the rally. It seems good amount of vehicles turned out. IMO an event/rally should be organised as a part of 200 year celebration of Hazratgunj which would gel with the overall transformed look of the market. Hope something of this sort happens soon.
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