Vintage wheels on display at Mumbai exhibition

Vintage wheels on display at Mumbai exhibition

Vintage wheels on display at Mumbai exhibition

A vintage and classic car and motorcycle exhibition 'Heritage on Wheels' is being hosted by Nehru Science Centre and the Vintage & Classic Car Club of India in Mumbai from March 16 to April 1.

"The exhibition showcases many rare cars and bikes manufactured from 1886 onwards. These cars include some of the rare cars such as Rolls Royce, Bentley, Chevrolet, Triumph, Chrysler, Graham Paige, Ford and so on," said Shivaprasad Khened, Director, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.

"We are getting good response. With every car there is some history, its unique features...we also see here how bikes and cars have evolved for over a century," said Saket Singh Kaurav, Curator, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.

In fact, the 1886-make Benz Patent Wagen, one of the world's first 'production' automobile too is on display. The first vehicle developed by Henry Ford, the Ford Quadricycle owned by Hemant Ruia too is a rare car. A 1933-make Hudson Phaeton owned by Nitin Dossa is another rare car on display. This car is extremely rare and unique as its the only Hudson of this body style in that current year in the world.

Some of the other cars include Adler Trump Junior owned by Sameer Kadam, Rolls Royce 25/30, a 1937-make owned by Rahul Shah, Mercedes Benz 170V Cabriolet owned by Vivek Himatsingka, a Rimley RM owned by Dunesh Lal, a Buick Super 8 owned by Jerxis Vandrewala.

Among the bikes is a BSA 20 1948-make. This British motorcycle was made by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) - owned by Sanford D'Lima. Although initially viewed as a near failure by the War Office in 1936, the M20 evolved into one of the longest serving motorcycles in the history of British military motorcycling, as well as vecomin the most numerous types produced for World War II with 1,26,000 in active service. Many are still in use across the globe.

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