The Grand Mumbai CARnama Meet!! Here's my experience:
Saturday Night : 1:00am
Me: Aaahh. Saturday's over, now what is to be done on Sunday. I hope it wouldn't be a boring one.
GOD: Son. solution to your problem lies in the TAI
forum and then a lightning bolt strikes me. I open the TAI
Was just thinking about this. haven't met TAI
members. so lets check out when is the next Mumbai meet going to happen?
Surprise! Surprise! there's a Mumbai meet next day! GOD made my Sunday!
This was such a brilliant co-incident that words fall short to describe it.
I wished for a meet & it came true!
I had missed the earlier Mumbai Meet & so did not want to miss this one.
I registered immediately for the meet.
The next day Raja & Keith informed me where & when to meet to begin this amazing Mumbai Meet CARnama.
Woke up earlier than the alarm was so excited!
Washed my Ford. started it. bolted off straight to pick-up Keith & Raja!
and then I meet these two guys whom I never met before & was delighted by their friendliness
It didn't seem that I didnt know them from before. it felt I knew them since a long time!!
I first met Jarpickle (Keith) & so would like to talk about him:
Frank. Full of Automotive Knowledge. Cheerful.
He was with me during the whole trip. We chatted about a lot of interesting technical stuff. Too good!!
Then I met Raja. Here's a little about him:
Rockstar. Has the right attitude to carry himself. Fun loving. Prankster & over all passionate about photography!
I met him & felt a rush of enthusiasm. that's when I knew. hell yeah. The Mumbai CARnama meet is on!!
We then took off to meet the other guys, who would be contributing to this Meet by their presence.
After leaving Chembur, we drove off to Bandra, near Lilavati Hospital, where we meet the remaining members.
Now the real fun begins!! The CARnama begins!!
We all, 6 cars & 13 members, started our journey.
First pass-by: Bandra-Worli Sea-Link. Speed (my car): 110 kmph. Enthusiam: Sky-Rocketing!!
Second pass-by: Worli Sea-Face. Standby. Roll Camera & Action!!
Our cars passed one after the other in style which was recorder by our Idea-Generator RAJA bhai & our perfectionist Nigel the cameraman!
Third pass-by: NCPA. Buddies Halt. time for some ghup-shup & modelling
This was like our pit stop.where we unwound our-selves and mingled with our fellow members.
Along with our chit-chat we were made to feel superstars by our Director...Raja!
As we got easy with each other. here's what I felt about others:
Raj_5004: He had to be the first to be observed! Guy with the CIVIC & guy with a great sense of humor. these both aspects can never be neglected by anyone. I enjoyed Raj's company!
JohnyBoy: The dude with a cool hat! I couldn't interact with him much but yet did not miss to observe his cool attitude & friendly gestures. Thumbs up to you dude.
Nickandre: The perfectionist! We got to see this quality of his through his work. does it from heart! Couldn't interact much with him too as he was busy doing a perfect job! But seems a cool person to be around with.
Listening to their talks, I enjoyed the company of rest of the members: cruiser, nicepankaj & his wife, PetrolHeadPrash, RaviB, Sandykudva & Storme911.
I would like to interact more with all of you guys the next we meet. Never-the-less I feel great thinking that I made 12 new friends!!
After this little meeting we roared our cars on & started off straight towards Asiatic Society.
Fourth pass-by: The Asiatic Society. Mood: Time for some real modelling, video shooting & photography.
This stop was an amazing one. Our inner models had awaken & were ready to show the world how "HATKE" we Mumbaikers can be!!
Had a lot of fun being photographed.
By this time we were damn hungry. this coupled with the tempting thought of having a Punjabi thali at Maharana Kamat!!
We shot off towards our last stop. Maharan Kamat restaurant, in Chembur.
But to reach there we had to go through last, but in no sense the least, exciting drive by: the Eastern Freeway!! Yeah man. bring it on. we Mumbaikers are game for it!!
Fifth pass-by: the Eastern Freeway. Thoughts: I am Micheal Schumacher. Speed (my car): 125kmph. Feeling: Chakk de Fatte!!
This drive-by was too good as it gave the maximum length to drive & maximum time to spend with our lovely cars!!
And hey. it also gave us the excitement of driving through a Tunnel!!
Man that was a bonus element!
After covering this drive we reached our restaurant.
Our Thali's were ready but we had to still wait as our Director & photographer had plans to capture the delicious Food. forever into the Camera!
After taking a few pics we were not ready to hog!!
Last stop: Maharana Kamat restaurant. Situation: Mouth-Watering Punjabi food. heavenly air-conditioned room. a successful "Mumbai CARnama Meet"!!
So this was what GOD had planned by Sunday as!! Thank you!! May all Sundays be like that !!
This was how our "Mumbai CARnama Meet" turned out to be a grand success, which will be studded in golden words in TAI
Special appreciation for RAJA, who conceived this whole plan & directed it towards success.
Special appreciation for Nickandre, who captured this whole experience so perfectly in the Camera so that we can watch & rejoice for ever!!
None-the-less. hats-off to all the participating members, who made the "Mumbai CARnama Meet" a beautiful and cherish-able reality.
So, This was my experience of the Meet.
Looking forward for such a meet again & I believe it will happen soon.
Till then. love your cars. pamper them & have lots of fun with them!!