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SOUTH INDIA MEET @ Sept 15-16 OOTY - Report from Pg 60

Discussion in 'Team Fiat Meets' started by Nimish antony, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. The tuscan wine you see on the video clip's face is mine.... hooray!

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    Off-topic: But as far as i have seen, the holder mounted on to the windscreen blocks the cam les of the phone. how come you mounted it in such a way to record clips? maybe you mounted it face down on the holder?

    Could you give a snapshot of the way it was mounted, when you get time?
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  2. NitinGirish

    NitinGirish Amatore

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    Thank You shams for uploading this:clap

    I didn't know my one wheel was in air:wow

    Wish I had the T-Jet to conquer these corners. Atleast my exit would have looked more decent.

    If there is anyway you can share the original copy of this clip please let me know.
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  3. linealover

    linealover Regolare

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    cvanandh, Thanks for drive!!

    Its a great honor to drive the 1962 Fiat millicento.I couldn't believe it is 6 decade (old)young car.

    The way she ascend up the slope,so much torque available in the low rev range.

    its Quite tricky to pilot this grand ma you know.clutch bites only at the end full release.In addition to that absence of hand break,tests our

    driving skill.the most funny thing is that when you get halt in the middle of the slope with cars queuing behind SS.i need to rev in order to keep

    the engine alive.Eventually i have to use heel to Toe method to climb the hill.Luckily, I have an experience in driving the MM540 jeep without

    hand break with trailer weighing about a ton.

    The way the door opens reminds me ROLLS ROYCE,though it is other way around.I cannot forget the plush ride,surprised when i bow down to

    witness the leaf spring,so now you know how Italians mastered the art of ride/handling balance.This old soul has got Italian blood/DNA in it.

    we traveled back the time,A pre-historic,a nostalogic one."THE SHOP" Photo is simply timeless,Thanks to Sathya_sc.

    unbelievable, steering becomes light once the wheels gathers momentum.

    after the ride,opened the bonnet.Its like a everything in place or place for everything.Mechanical interlock automatic switch brightens up the

    engine bay when we opened the bonnet(though bulb was not connected). It is simple and lucid.You have acres of space to work with spanners

    and tools.A thoughtful flawless design approach.on contrast bonnet hood weighs less like tin can build.

    The place where photo shoot happens is a sudden downhill,where linea struggles to climb up.As i am failed twice getting kaygeefiat's linea out

    of the compound.perhaps SS gracefully climbed in single attempt,speaks volumes of old school naturally aspirated high torque engine with rear

    wheel drive.Climbing slope with turbo car is like beating a dead snake.

    once again,Thanks cvanandh for the privilege drive.
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  4. S10s revving up - Sorry for the bad camera work because of the 50mm lens, but you have the audio for listening pleasure :)

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  5. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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  6. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    Uploading some photos from my side. Couldn't participate in the photo shoot as I had to reach home back by evening

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  7. Some of the pics on our onward journey from bangalore to ooty...
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  8. Puntom

    Puntom Amatore

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    Her comes my Experience...

    15-09-2012 00:45 hours
    I finished all the packing for a drive to Ooty. It was not the usual drive to ooty.
    IT WAS THE BIGGEST MEET IN TFI HISTORY
    I somehow gathered sleep just for the sake of it.


    15-09-2012 04:45 hours

    The Alarm on my phone rang and I sprung out of bed.
    Woke my wife up who reluctantly got up.


    15-09-2012 05:15 hours
    I logged in to TFI website to see Sujith still indecisive :)
    Posted a comment and left. Only then did I realise that my ever-ready camera bag was not in my house.
    It was in my sister’s house. My friend who was supposed to come with me arrived on time and I went to my sister’s house.
    Picked my camera kit and we started.

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    Nice number to start with…


    15-09-2012 06:15 hours
    I reached the meeting point. I was the last to reach the point to where I wanted to be the first.
    By that time all other 14 cars completed their fuel and air fills.
    I met all the regulars and also got introduced to all the new faces.
    New or old, the faces were gleaming with joy and their eyeballs reflecting only the beautiful image of puntos and lineas.
    Jayakrishnakola was named as the lead and we left toward Mysooru.
    Shams gave us some last minute instructions and informed us that the next stop would be at Adiga’s Maddur as planned.

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    The drive had started...


    15-09-2012 07:35 hours

    We reached Maddur Adiga’s. Sales manager from Prerana had come with his colleague till here.
    They sponsored our breakfast. :clap

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    Pitstop

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    Crispy

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    Filter Kaapi


    15-09-2012 08:20 hours
    We had our stomachs filled and then it was time for a group photo.
    We bid goodbye to the prerana guys and their white Palio.
    I was worried about the Mandya bandh called because of the Cauvery river issue.
    We had decided to pass Mandya before 9AM since generally that’s when the actual protest starts and the usual itinerary of the protestors is to block this road.
    But we passed it without any problems whatsoever…
    It was then that I knew that “Nobody can spoil this mega meet”
    The next 1 hour was just a beauty feast to all the people on the road who were lucky enough to be there on that road at that time


    15-09-2012 09:30 hours
    We assembled on the Mysooru Ring road for a small photo session and to admire the beauty.
    This drew attention of a police cop who enquired me what it was all about and when I told him the fact…he smiled and went away.
    Although he didn’t tell anything, his face told “CRAZY GUYS”

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    Mysooru

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    Welcome all

    15-09-2012 10:15 hours
    We reached the designated meeting point where our Karnataka beauties were to meet the Andhra beauties

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    The 689 Sisters waiting for their Andhra cousins


    15-09-2012 10:30 hours
    Here came the Andhra beauties…10 of them…they stood behind their sisters from Karnataka and boy! It was some sight.
    Somehow managed to fit all the 25 in one frame.

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    It was no less than a ramp

    Enroute I added an additional horse power to my 1.2…the only 1.2 in the meet I guess :)

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    Additional HP


    15-09-2012 12:00 hours

    We stopped at Bandipur just before the forest starts at a restaurant.
    This stop was made just to help our family members refresh themselves.

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    Just so that the restaurant guy doesn’t feel bad, I purchased some biscuits and mineral water :)
    From there we left and 5 minutes later, the forest guard stopped the lead car and gave them instructions:

    NO PICNIC
    NO PARKING
    NO PHOTO
    NO LITTER


    We decided to obey everything except the third one :)

    Enroute we spotted some elephants, the usual spotted deer and one HUGE Bison.


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    Haathi mere saathi

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    Lamborghini

    After 15kms, we reached the foothills and this board welcomed the Italian beauties.

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    36

    One by one all the Italian gals made it to the top hugging and caressing every one of the 36 curves.

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    Our hotel had put up these useful mirrors


    15-09-2012 14:30 hours
    Almost all the cars invaded the resort and made the resort beautiful.
    The Tamilnadu and Kerala group were already present there and so all the hotties were together.
    The hotties must have increased the temperature of the resort by some degrees for sure.
    People checked in to their rooms, finished lunch and rested for some time.
    I went around clicking some photos.

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    Thats my gal

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    Love this colour

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    Me and my Babe

    I went to do some homemade chocolate shopping and a small visit to the Botanical gardens.


    15-09-2012 19:30 hours

    The resort guys were trying hard to light up the camp-fire…they emptied a litre of kerosene to achieve that.

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    Shadows got longer

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    FE 1Litre

    But it was something else that set up the camp on fire.
    THE S10 twins

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    Hot stars

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    The master

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    The heart

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    Italian Gene

    The musical jugalbandi started and people were blessed to be part of the live concert
    When I was searching for words, one Fiatian present there aptly defined the feeling… “Pure Orgasm”
    Although the people were craving for more, the concert ended just to the disappointment of the people there.
    By this time all the fiatians got their T-shirts and everyone were proudly flaunting their “training trim” (assetto corse)

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    Racing Trim

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    All for the love of this

    Now it was time for a show of strength…not in any parliament, but in the TFIan family.
    The people were grouped based on the states.
    9(AP)+15(TN)+16(KA)+23(KL)=63.
    Kerala guys had already won with those 2 S10s. There was no competition. The house adjourned :)
    All people introduced themselves and shared stories about them and their love for Fiat.

    15-09-2012 21:30 hours
    It dinner time!!! People finished their dinner which had a decent spread of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian items.

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    Art

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    Spoons...


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    ...and forks

    After that some people partied while others slept.
    Whatever they did, everyone had the only one sound resonating in their ears...the sound of the S10s.


    16-09-2012 08:30 hours
    I got up and got ready…looking forward to the sight of 63 Beauties together…nothing short of a miss-universe pageant.
    Finished my breakfast and got to know from shams that the photo shoot is at 10:30.
    Iwent around taking more pictures


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    The most common brands of the weekend

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    Together

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    Everyone had one

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    Evergreen meets modern

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    Liked this stripe

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    Designs we do

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    Untouched versus decorated

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    Clean it up

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    Nice umbrella

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    Signing an autograph...

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    ...masterstroke

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    Obliging for a snap

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    Who's first?


    16-09-2012 10:30 hours
    I took my car to the designated spot. Mine was the only car present.
    Hence I took some snaps and was waiting for more cars. But none came for some time.
    Then I decided to take my family around ooty.


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    The stage is beckoning

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    Go green

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    Beautiful

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    Bouquet

    We drove to Doddabetta which Is the highest peak in the Nilgiris.
    It had 11 hair pin bends…the ones that my Italian beauty loves.
    After some snaps, I got down the hill and reached the hotel

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    Ooty

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    Me and my better half


    16-09-2012 12:30 hours
    I was welcomed by this beautiful view of 48 Italian babes standing together.
    I gazed at the beautiful view of 47 modern beauties standing all round one eternal beauty.

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    Star Gazing

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    What a view

    After this the only sound I heard was the sound of the camera shutters clicking.
    Snaps from all possible angles were covered and then it was time for some team work.

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    The stars

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    What a lineup

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    TFI Family

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    United!


    Based on my request every Fiatian came forward for this one snap.
    This one snap showing everybody’s love for Fiat, team work and as someone mentioned above, as a mark of protest for separate service network :)
    All fiatians with the Fiat T-shirt (except Pran) came together in a formation of FIAT

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    It runs through our veins!

    Like all good things come to an end, this meet also had to finish.
    People exchanged numbers, photos and memories and bid goodbye to Ooty.
    The biggest ever TFI meet had come to an end.

    Blue punter’s and my car left towards Mysooru

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    Electric Blue

    This time we decided to take the Gudalur route.

    Enroute we also stopped at the Shooting medu and needle rock view point.

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    Shooting Medu

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    Shade(ows)

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    Path to the needle rock

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    Needle rock hill

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    Needle rock view point

    Though it doesn’t have 36 hair pin curves, it was nice and curvy roads all through till Madhumalai forest.

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    Nilgiris...

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    White and Blue


    16-09-2012 17:00 hours

    We reached Gundlupet and everyone took different routes from there on.
    We had some snacks and headed towards Mysooru


    16-09-2012 18:50 hours
    We decided to watch the Mysooru palace illumination...a beautiful closing ceremony to a beautiful 2 days.
    I parked my car at the parking lot and went inside the Palace to see the illumination after 15 minutes of soaking in the beauty.

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    Before Illumination

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    Incandecent Grandeur

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    Front View

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    Main Gate

    I decided to drive up the chamundi hills and watch the palace illumination from atop the hills…a thing that I used to do often during my college days.
    In 15 minutes we reached 15kms with 8kms of hill climbing…after this wonderful drive, the view of the illuminated palace was more enjoyable.
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    From atop the hills

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    My car's tail light is brighter than all those lights

    After this, we went to some nostalgic places to have some chats and we filled ourselves with nice chats.


    16-09-2012 20:50 hours
    I filled my Car’s tank with Shell unleaded Petrol, took some refreshments and left to Bangalore.
    In exactly 105 minutes my car was in the basement of my apartment parking lot and that finished my 646kms memorable trip.

    Thanks to one and everyone who made this event a grand success.
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  9. issac

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  10. FastLove

    FastLove Superiore

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    Just in love with the pictures and you guys just Rock!

    I m tempted to suggest a National meet in south india ...ooty to be precise ;)

    Great going Team FIAT!

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