“The only car museum in Goa!” – this is what the Ashvek Vintage World proudly says to all its visitors. This charming car museum was set in 2004, by Mr. Pradeep Naik – an avid car & motor enthusiast himself. Ashvek Vintage World in Nuvem, Salcete, Goa not only displays these classic beauties but also does restoration and preservation work of vintage cars – for personal and professional uses. While founding this showroom, Mr. Naik also aimed to spread awareness about vintage cars amongst the youth.
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Ashvek Vintage World sourced its cars from nearby cities like Kolhapur, Sangli or Miraj in their initial days. Few cars even belonged to the Maharaja of Sawantwadi in Maharashtra who added his historical collection to this museum. Also on display is the Maharaja’s Vidal Tempo (1936) used as the command car by the Nazi army. It has two engines and is the only in the world to be known as the first four-wheel drive. With international acclaim, one can also see auto-parts that have been got from auto-jumble sales in Europe!
With an entry price as low as Rs. 50, this car museum is a must visit for people of all ages! Located on the Panaji-Madgaon highway, this place is a must visit for car enthusiasts who will adore the display and mechanical chronicles, while children will enjoy watching these cars, different from the ones they usually see now. The museum is open all days from 9am to 6pm except for Sundays.
The collection is simply marvelous – Ashvek Vintage World boasts of having beautiful vintage cars with pride! Some of the cars restored here are in excellent working condition and can be hired out for weddings, movie shoots or simply for joy rides. Models such as the Chevrolet Fleet master – popular in the 1930’s America as Mafia staff car, Mercedes Benz 170 of 1939 vintage used in the movie Sea Wolves Morris van Essex (1924), Ford V8, Peugeot 301, Austin 1928 and the Morris 8 are among the few wagons one can marvel at! Visitors are also spellbound to see the NSU Fox Bike, the BSA Bantam, Royal Enfield Crusader and many more. Enthusiasts can also buy scaled models of cars and bikes from their outlet.
Apart from a jaw-dropping exhibition at their outlet, the Ashvek Vintage World also organizes vintage car rallies and events. The Mercedes Car Rally, which took place recently, the Vintage and Classic Car Rally for the annual IFFI (International Film Festival of India) saw around 55 of these beauties on road. With the Goan smell in the air, taste of the sea and a mesmerizing Goan backdrop, these rallies are worth visiting! Ashvek Vintage World collaborated with Gomantak Times in 2006 to hold the first Volkswagen Carnival Rally and invited VW cars from all around the country. The oldest participant was a 1956 Beetle! Also, a left-hand drive VW Passat from 1966 blew minds!
The Ashvek Vintage World is a must visit, next time in Goa!
Address: Nuvem, Goa 403713
Phone: 098221 00339