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Vettaikaran Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee Padagotti

12 October 2011

Car Race

Sri MGR Year 94, 12th October, Wednesday


In MGR movie bike race shot was filmed for Neethiku Thalaivanangu. I was not aware that MGR was a race enthusiast. Recently The Hindu has published an article about motor racing in Chennai under the title Memories of Madras: From Sholavaram to Irungattukottai.


In that there is a paragraph about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR interest in Car racing. He has visited Sholavaram race track three times. The Para is given below.

The then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran came thrice. He would bring his stop-watch and time the vehicles. During one visit, he declined an offer to flag off the racers. He explained, ‘They are concentrating hard and my presence at the start line can be a distraction.' Watching the races amidst the excitement in the galleries — made with planks and poles of casuarinas — was a great excitement.


Look how MGR was logical when he was offered the chance of flagging off.


The whole article appears here

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