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Old 3rd November 2017, 09:56   #31
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Here are some pictures that I had taken at the Sholavaram race track in the 80's. I was there at the track side as an amateur photographer. I have been thinking of uploading them for a long time, but I guess it had to wait till now. The photographs are in no particular order.
Shall try to put name to few of the pics

Car 99 - Formula India - Kamlesh Patel
Car 72 - Maruti 800 - Kamlesh Patel
Car 66 - Group 2 Fiat - B. Vijaykumar
Car 2 - Lola 750 - Harish Samtani (Previously driven by Jim Crawford for McDowells.

Working on others, shall revert shortly.

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Car 2 - Lola 750 - Harish Samtani (Previously driven by Jim Crawford for McDowells
Some of the younger members of our forum would be suprised to know that Tiff Needell (ex top gear, Fifth gear) was a participant, on more than one occasion, at sholavaram. And there was some fantastic wheel-to-wheel racing between Jim, tiff and Kari

The Raju / Raja twins were outstanding on the TZ's & RD's , perhaps its one of them on the TZ 125. I recall a TZ 500 in their garage, not sure if it was ever raced at sholavaram or sriperumbudur
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Default India's 1st Formula Car !

Saw the picture of this race car in the FB of Mr. Vicky Chandhok

A Nostalgic look at the Indian Racing Scene-vicky-1.jpg

The write up on it is as follows;

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Got this rare picture of the 1st Formula India car which I built in 1975 for the Sholavaram races with the other one raced by Suresh Naik. Thanks Shreekant Apte for the picture !

Was conceptualised by the federation as a 2 seater capable of being road worthy!!

Fitted with the Herald 948cc Engine and two Solex carbs capable of 155+ which we thought was very quick in those days!!

I recognise our starter 'Bommi Uncle'- Bommi Gazder- a stalwart of the MMSC!!

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Had the pleasure of watching it in action at Sholavaram

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Might be a good idea to move all the old pictures to one thread. eg. Gondal's ones
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super...tml#post720875 (Mahraja of Gondal's Surtees TS11)

and elsewhere.

Niaz/ Rishi/ Ravi might have a lot of old pictures.

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I am told that this photograph was taken at Madras. I guess its MMSC.
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I am told that this photograph was taken at Madras. I guess its MMSC.
Yes, this seems to have been shot at the MMST race track. I remember there was an exclusive event during one of the Feb annual races for Porches and one for super cars in 90s. There were entries from all over Asia.
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Rally De Endurance - Bangalore

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I am told that this photograph was taken at Madras. I guess its MMSC.

This picture is from MMRT indeed. It was a 1992 event - Porche Super Cup Championships (Asia Pac I think). The cars were all from Hong Kong and Macau. The people seen in the pic are spectators posing with the cars.

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CKJ as in C K Jinan ? Wow! he should be having a lot more pictures - specially of the Rally scene.

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CKJ as in C K Jinan ? Wow! he should be having a lot more pictures - specially of the Rally scene.

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Yes C K Jinan , lot more pictures to come!
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