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Old 5th February 2020, 02:20   #1
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Default Nostalgic, old & interesting pictures of earlier Auto Expos

Auto Expo has always been the go to event for all enthusiasts and fellow Bhpians. Being a biennial event it does maintains the hype. Usually manufactures show its concept vehicle or launch its flagship models or upcoming facelifts which often becomes a reason for attending the event as well. Let's share some memories and be nostalgic.

So, idea of this thread titled ”The Auto Expo Challenge : It's time to get Nostalgic” to re-live the old memories of the auto expo.

Please post any interesting / old pictures of the Auto Expo here. It could also be an unexpectedly Funny Image at the Auto Expo or something like you at the previous Auto expo vs Current Auto Expo.

I am sure most of the TBhpians will have at least one of the above so let's some dose of nostalgia.

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the Indian Car Scene. Thanks for sharing!

Here are two interesting ones from my side.

Me & Parrys taking a well-deserved break in the Fiat lounge (2014 Auto Expo). After encountering the mad crowds and being on your feet + shooting all day, soft seats & hot coffee felt heavenly:
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2018 Auto Expo. The usual scene in the evenings where the team checks / helps with reports, enjoys dinner and conversations on the day's activities. That's Suhaas, Khan_Sultan, Anshuman, Vid6639 & Eddy:
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Who can forget the car (or the company) that changed the Indian car scene forever. The Tata Indica was as Indian as a car could get. This image is from 1998 - the first time the car made an appearance at the Auto Expo.
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Another car that changed the scene - the now legendary Tata Nano was displayed in 2008. Nothing has drawn crowds to pavilions like the Indica and Nano.
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For a big fan of Jaguar, there is nothing more satisfying than getting so close to what is probably the ultimate sports car produced by the marque. The Project 7 made me weak in the knees:
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I'm not much of a 2-wheeler guy. When I was asked to cover Piaggio in 2014, all that came to my mind was a Vespa and some 3-wheelers. I thought, "that's a piece of cake." When I reached the Piaggio pavilion, I had a heart attack seeing the sheer number of marques and the products on display. Still, I had a great time - thoroughly enjoyed the few hours I spent there:
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One of my favourite muscle cars made its debut at the 2016 edition of the Auto Expo. I was a great feeling to get so close to it. I went on to drive it at the Buddh International Circuit later that year:
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Some of the pictures clicked by me in Auto Expo 2002.
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You guys will enjoy this. Telecast quality footage from 1996 Auto Expo



And the 1993 Auto Expo

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~1990

Welcome to my coverage of what might be a heavy-vehicles expo (rather than an auto-expo). Yep, that's my sis & me:
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My Dad was there to help out, hence the stalls were still being put up:
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Heavy vehicles in there, not for display, but rather to help set things up:
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Had to endure some awkward posing:
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But also got to live out most kids' dreams:
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Remember this articulating multi-axle dumper as clear as day:
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2010

20 years later, and I'm back at good ol' Pragati Maidan:
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The Aria was a highlight:
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And I remember how just GTO & I were allowed on stage to shoot the Etios & Liva right after their global unveil. Team-BHP was starting to get some recognition with manufacturers
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This "concept" was shown:
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And of course, the evil twins:
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Indian Segway
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Hyundai had a cool area for kids to play around and understand traffic rules & road safety:
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2014

Just a click of the team:
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2016

Camera phones and selfies were super popular this year:
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2020

Some creative shooting solutions:
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Here's another one, if you want a pic but can't get the angle you want - just have the model take it for you!
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I was impressed that every bathroom was nice-smelling thanks to some incense thingy being lit, as well as hand sanitizers being present:
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Cleaning crew were all over the place, and despite them only doing their job, it made taking photos like some kind of video game where you had to move around, dodge and time your shots to avoid having them obstruct the frame:
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Case in point:
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~1990

Welcome to my coverage
Awesome.

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Some of the pictures clicked by me in Auto Expo 2002.
Found some pics from 2006. I saw the Civic and decided to buy it at launch, after that I did not feel like clicking pictures of other cars.
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Default Re: Nostalgic, old & interesting pictures of earlier Auto Expos

Here are some from the auto expos I've been to:

2010:

Chevrolet Camaro:

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All shot from cellphone. Please excuse the quality.

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Few from my Trip at Auto Expo 2012
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Thanks for sharing! What a memory the TD2000 brings up. A "modern" replica of a MG classic car with a Toyota engine under the hood. Would make for a very interesting drive.
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Thar prototype at the 2010 expo. I remember Behram Dhabhar standing besides it and asking every person interested, on the expectations (power, pricing etc.).
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