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Team Fiat India Dehradun Meet thread

Discussion in 'Team Fiat Meets' started by prakhar_lfc, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    After the success of the Chandigarh meet, I thought of planning a Dehradun region meet. Sent PMs to Dehradun members Pulkit, Rachit and Varun a few days after the Chandigarh meet. Finally, many calls, SMSs and PMs later, the date 11th November was fixed. Most of the planning was done while the forum was off-line.

    The initial plan was to have five cars and six members (myself, my dad, Pulkit, Rachit, Varun and Varun's cousin), but because of various reasons, the final count was three members (myself, Pulkit and Varun) and two cars (Pulkit's Punto and Varun's Abarth).

    We planned a drive to Poanta Sahib, which is around 50kms from Dehradun, but at the last moment, due to the low attendance, we changed our plan and instead went for a drive to Rajpur.

    I met Pulkit at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology at 1000hrs. We proceeded to Vasant Vihar, where we were joined by Varun.

    The Rendezvous Point:

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    The Beauties

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    Varun's Abarth

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    Pulkit's Punto

    After spending some time taking photos and admiring the beauties, we started our drive towards Rajpur. I was in Pulkit's car, taking videos. Will post them later.

    The Drive

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    Pulkit concentrating on the road

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    Th Abarth was the lead vehicle

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    Spotted a rare red Palio

    We stopped at a hairpin bend for a photoshoot. While clicking photos, a green coloured Swift with body kit, stickers and a large spoiler came and took the corner very fast. I shouted, "Brother, don't take the corner too fast, your Swift will turn over!" :D
    Varun said he has seen this Swift many times before.

    First Stop

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    The Beauties

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    Proud Punters Pulkit (left) and Varun

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    Pulkit clicking pictures of the "Italian Duo"

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    Pulkit's Punto

    Thereafter, we drove to a place known as the "Old British Mule Track". This track leads to Mussoorie. It used to be a kaccha track before, now it is paved. During the pre-independence times, the Britishers used to collect taxes from shephards passing through this track. Theres an old board listing the toll rates, installed in January 1929!

    The Toll Board

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    Obviously, the cars could not climb up the narrow track, hence we parked the cars and clicked many pics. The location was stunning!

    At The Mule Track

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    With hunger settling in, we drove to "Chhaya Cafe", located nearby. On our way to the cafe, a foreigner commented, "Nice car!" That guy must be aware of Fiat! Time flew past as we discussed topics like future mods, service centres etc.

    Chhaya Cafe

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    Then we decided to visit the newly opened Westside Mall. It becomes the third mall in Dehradun.

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    On our way to the mall

    At the Westside Mall

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    The the mall's dusty parking

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    In the lift

    After spending some time at the mall, it was time to leave. This time, I was in the Abarth. Varun was kind enough to drop me home.

    We had a wonderful time together. Hopefully, next time we will have more members.
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  2. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Nice photos Prakhar and gang. Congrats. First meet usually has lesser members. Subsequent meets will be bigger I am sure. But then, a meet is about passionate owners sharing their experiences, isn't it?

    Both Puntos are looking awesome. :)
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  3. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Thanks Yashik 22ji!

    We missed three passionate members, my dad, Rachit and Varun's cousin. :)

    Hopefully they will join us next time!
  4. varun pandit

    varun pandit Amatore

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    the meet was just gr8.we discussed a lot of things and shared our experiences.i would love to attend a national meet in dehradun,if it happens here sme day:D.prakhar really did a gr8 job,thanks 4 everything prakhar.yashik, i hope ppl frm chandigarh may easily cme to doon, if we organise a meet here sme time:p
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  5. varun pandit

    varun pandit Amatore

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    sme pics

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  6. varun pandit

    varun pandit Amatore

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  7. halfclutch

    halfclutch Amatore

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    The style of writing number on the bumper is awesome.. i was thinking of writing teamfiat.co.in in same fashion on my punto.
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  8. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Some pics of the Italian beauties, taken at the rendezvous point.

    Pulkit's Punto

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    The blackened front grille

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    The interiors

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    The headlamp

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    The TFI sticker

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    The blackened rear tail-lamp

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    The Fiat emblem

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    The chrome exhaust tip

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    The Stallion alloys

    Varun's Abarth

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    The side profile. That watchman in the background kept on watching us, wondering what's going on :D

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    The interiors

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    The DRLs

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    The rear profile

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    Who's the doc? :p

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    The fogs

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    "Abarth Italia"

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    K&N sticker

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    The Abarth Stickers
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  9. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Nice photos prakhar. Enjoyed a lot. Please upload videos too.
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  10. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Thanks a lot Kedar bhai!

    Videos are coming soon. Editing them.

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