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Old 14th January 2011, 11:34   #61
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Here go pictures of my 1947 Wosleley 14 and some other cars clicked during the judging and the rally.
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Old 14th January 2011, 11:57   #62
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John,

It was a real pity missing meeting you and other team-bhp members at the rally. Were you the one sitting on the footboard of my Wolseley and chatting with an old lady sitting inside her car with hair to match her car colour on the judging day?
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John,

It was a real pity missing meeting you and other team-bhp members at the rally. Were you the one sitting on the footboard of my Wolseley and chatting with an old lady sitting inside her car with hair to match her car colour on the judging day?
I think so.

What a beautiful car! Did you get any trophies?

Would like to meet up at some point and take a good look at it and have a chance to meet you.

The next issue of Calcutta on Wheels is covering the Statesman Rally, should be a good two page spread.

Give me a call - 98-3602-1441
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Kolkata on Wheels already covered my Wolseley in their Dec 2009 issue. Looking forward to seeing the rally coverage this time.

We can surely meet up at a mutually convenient time. I would be out of town Monday onwards but may be back in time for the Tolly Show (my Wols won't be there though).

My car has won two trophies about 5 years ago - one for the road section and the other was for the best overall British car. You would be more aware than me about politics regarding prizes in the last few years.


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I think so.

What a beautiful car! Did you get any trophies?

Would like to meet up at some point and take a good look at it and have a chance to meet you.

The next issue of Calcutta on Wheels is covering the Statesman Rally, should be a good two page spread.

Give me a call - 98-3602-1441
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Thank you all for the nice posts n pics. I had wished to be in Cal for the rally this year, but it was not to be. Thanks indeed, for the contris!

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I drove my friend's 1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1300S, the green super bug and boy is she a hoot to drive. With the 1600cc power plant and discs up front, she is better than a number of moderns.
Nice bug there, but sorry, she's not a Super Bug. Whether 1300S/1600CC, or even the Sport Wheels aside, Super Beetles are only those with the re-designed nose (and suspension underneath)!

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WBA 2701 - the Fiat 1100 Familiare is very interesting - probably the only known one in India ??
Nope, there are more around!

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The Austin with the 'rear wheel arch cover' looks really special - never seen one like that.
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There are some very fine cars, and they are restored very authentic, but then these aberrations are also there.
Those spats on this Austin?
If not mistaken, I think this (Austin 16) is the same car that I used to see during the 70s at the Kidderpore (Khiddirpore)-Hastings crossing commercial area. From the shreds (of my memory), that I remember, she was owned by the Goenkas (Duncans??) and sported a black-and-cream colour combo those days. She was lovely, much better than the tart-up now (this colour combo, those tail-lights - ugh!!). The essence, of her presence, is lost! Anyway, the wheel spats existed then too, so whether authentic Austin release or not, have certainly been around long enough to be considered an integral part of this car (in my eyes)! Boy, was she a beauty! So happy to see her again; thank you all who've posted her pics.

Now, the Rover P5, with the Assam regn (AS 13...?) sports Rostyle wheels. I absolutely worship the P5, and I'll take this one also with full devotion, but the question is, where did those wheels on this one come from? She's obviously not a P5B, then...?
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Seen a Similar or exact car in the Pranlal Collection so he can remove the one and put two of the only cars in the world...

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I think they all are.

My all time favourite is the 1919 Ace, unfortunately not here as it is used quite regularly to drive to work and I heard that the engine needs some repair.

Here's a few of the more interesting hood ordainments.
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Some more pics of the beauties at the Rally.

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The second was this 1934 Skoda. I'm a sucker for the oddball engineering which went into that age's European brands. For example, note that the wheels on this car have a negative camber at rest. When it is loaded, the wheels straighten

Also, the only suspension front and rear is in the form of an inverted leaf spring.
predatorwheelz which wheels of the skoda have the negative camber at rest?
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