Hi Readers, last Sunday i.e on the 31st of January, 2010, a Super Car Show was organised in Mumbai by Supercar Club of India (SCI) XXX Energy Drinks & Parx. (There was a similar show in April last year, Remember?) There was a flurry of ‘super’ cars at the event from the Audi R8 to the BMWs to the Lamborghinis and the Ferraris, you name it. It was a one of a kind event.
Here, on Gedi Junction, we are starting a separate section for this event that took place and we’ll be posting every bit of news from the sources available. So you’ll find a lot of content that has been taken from other blogs/websites which were present to cover the event. All credits to the original content producers.
This is a report of the event/rally by v12 (TeamBHP Moderator)
All in all, this rally was one of the most organised ones in Mumbai. It was very well organised, they had good participants, guards behaved well - a very good job Hormazad, Gautam and all the event organisers. One more important thing that I noticed was that the venue and the event layout was arranged in such a way that it was easily accessible to viewers and even participants. There was not much of chaos like the last time. The guards handled the entry and exit points very well and there was no delay for the cars coming through. Even though we did not have a pass, we managed to get some good pics (although not detailed) of all the cars present. There was heavy security and bandobast at the event and even on the entire route. The only problem was that the entrance of the venue was quite dusty and the drivers had a tough time keeping the Lamborghini's parked at the entrance clean. Everytime a car revved, a lot of dust settled on the cars parked at the entrance.
The Cars at the venue
The cars started pouring in right from 8-30 AM and most of them were Gautam Singhania's cars. We (Gordon, a friend and myself) reached Peddar Road at around 8 and found the Panamera being prepared for the rally. On the way we also seen almost a dozen Mahindra Classic and Gypsy's and wondered if they had arranged a rally for themselves. Its later when the flag off took place that we realised what these SUV's were really there for. A little later we reached Marine Drive and started searching for the venue. Took the directions from Dippy and went off in search. En-route we spotted the CLS 63 and SL63 waiting outside INOX. The people there informed us that they were waiting for the other Mercs to arrive. So we took some pics and directions and headed to the venue. When we reached the venue at around 8-30 AM only to find a few cars like the Bentley, CLS63 and the 123-registered F430 already present.
The "exotic" cars started rolling in at sharp 9 - starting with Gautam Singhania's entries - Lamborghini Gallardo, Ariel Atom, Lotus Elise, Ferrari 348 and the 1000bhp Nissan Skyline. Thankfully none of his cars were decorated with the Zapp or Park Avenue stickers (except for the Nissan). The next to turn up was Autocar India editor Hormazd Sorabjee, in Sanjay Dutt's Ferrari 599. This is the first time I was seeing the Ferrari 599 and I must say - Ferrari have indeed blended modern technology and a classic design to make the 599. I'm sure this design is not going to grow out on me - no matter what models replace the 599.
Then was the turn of the "Sportscars" like the Cayman S (no offence Dante, your car really looked beautiful), the Nissan 370Z, the Jaguar XF-R and the Can-Am Spider. The reactions around the Can-Am was a mixed one and for a moment even the guards were wondering whether the 3-wheeler turned up at the wrong event. However this was not the only non 4-wheeler at the event.
The next lineup was one of the most amazing and rev-filled one. 3 Gallardo's turned up together one behind the other. The white LP-560, yellow Gallardo SE and blue Gallardo. It was really a sight to see and more so when I saw Dippy in the passenger seat of the LP-560.
Another amazing thing was the M-lineup. An M3 Coupe, M5 and M3 convertible. No honking - just revving seemed to have been the style there. But I must say the way the 3 cars revved at the entrance - it was amazing!
Anyways enough of talking and let the pics do the talking. Have around 500 pics of the event, but since most of the pics have already been posted, I will only post one pic of all the cars.
Once again - a big hand to Hormazd Sorabjee, Gautam Singhania and all the organisers who made this event a memorable one for everyone.
Porsche entered through the Exit by mistake and had to turn back The Ferrari F430 Spider and the Bentley Flying Spur Speed were already present by the time we reached. Cars entering the venue. Started with Gautam Singhania's Lamborghini Gallardo..
Lots of More Stuff to come, Stay Tuned ;)