Ashvek Vintage World – I read somewhere close to Margao. Many times I had ride through National Highway 17 within Goa but was unaware. Though not having sound knowledge about vintage cars but Yes, the liking for old subjects is always present. Anyways, afternoon hours and I was present at:
Ashvek Vintage World
12/B, Goulloy, NH 17,
Nuvem, Salcete taluka, Goa
Timings : 10am-1pm/3pm-5:30pm (Sunday/Holiday closed)
(fyi: If you are coming from Panjim the vintage world is inside the left-hand side lane after TATA showroom, NH 17. If you are coming from Margao it is on the right-hand side lane after Rhea Estate, NH 17)
Pradeep Nayak – The owner of vintage car collection on the way. The collection is a dream for many but few lovers love to dream to preserve History in-real. Pradeep Nayak is one of them and the proud owner. By profession – a motorcycle dealer.
And the story so far:
Years ago Pradeep Nayak’s uncle bought one old Mercedez Car. The questionnaire the curiosity developed during those early days why old one but as the time progress the taste for vintage collection developed and finally Peugeot 301 – 1931 make was bought for Rs. 3000 in the year 1985 And since then the collection turns into almost a museum. Most of the cars are from Kolhapur/Sangli/Miraj – Maharashtra And few from Maharaja of Sawantwadi, Maharashtra.
– Morris Eight/Auto Union/Austin/Mercedez cars
– NSU Fox bike/BSA Bantam/innocenti scooter/Royal Enfield Crusader
– Mercedez Grills/Jacks/scale cars/ceramic boards And many more…
But the most important query – availability of parts/accessories?
Auto-jumble, United Kingdom and Germany – parts are available and the collectors of such precious collection visit to buy.
And interesting to know recently few of vintage collection was part of a recent released movie. Film-makers hire vehicles for movies and with the collected amount the cars are taken care of as well as museum. Beside this 04.04.2004 Mr. Nayak organized the first vintage car rally within Goa and recently Mercedez car rally. He himself having 1931 make Mercedez car as well as the new one. On his request another drive towards the garage – 1960s Mercedez/Austin repair work going-on.
In-short will say: If you are visiting Goa Ashvek Vintage World is a must visit.
During talks the desire to have more such vintage cars for collection was narrated by Mr. Pradeep. If you the readers know any such old model cars/bikes for sale specially around late 30s or 40s please let him know. He maybe interested to buy.