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Old 16th June 2016, 14:00   #31
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I myself have a soft corner for Allwyn Pushpaks as we owned 3 brand new ones every 2-3 years from 1977 to 1983, all bought periodically from BCMA, Mumbai who were the dealers for Fiat / Premier too, mainly.
The one posted above is a similar one we owned last of the three. (MAJ 2200) in 1983.
The earlier two were MMN 734 a 1977 and MMN 8294 in 1979-80 I think.
They were robustly built and I had the best times in my college life using them.
Sometimes even triple seat and did a lot of stunts.
My pillion friend and myself used to exchange seats/positions on a running scooter at Carter road.
At this point, I now feel how we must have been mocked upon by the passer bys.
But cannot forget those days with nostalgia.
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Hello after indeed a long time to you too! I didn't know you were into old scooters as well! .
Dear Shyam - I like old things (I am also "23 years old")! I'll tell you why I am like this only. I enjoy bringing what others call "bhangar" into my life and I love to spend most of my time and money making it "priceless"! My justification is simple. Just like "bhangar" has no value, similarly you cannot assign any value to "priceless". When I told this to my better half, I got the drubbing of my life. I guess it had no effect on me, as I am still onto it and now there is no drubbing, only disbelief! .

Here's some interesting facts on the "Vijai" scooter: I first heard this name in 1974. The scooters were booked at the big Hindustan Petroleum pump of Bandra and I remember seeing a huge line of people on the road waiting to book one, as I used to pass the place everyday in the 4ltd bus to go to my engineering college in Vile Parle (the ticket from Dadar TT to Vile Parle was 40 paisa for the ltd bus and 25 paisa for the ordinary bus, those were the days). The first scooters delivered were all in dark blue color and they were delivered in 1974 itself. The first person to receive his scooter was Mr. Ajitpal Singh, who was the India hockey captain at that time. They used his name in their advertisements for some time.

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I'll tell you why I am like this only. I enjoy bringing what others call "bhangar" into my life and I love to spend most of my time and money making it "priceless"! My justification is simple. Just like "bhangar" has no value, similarly you cannot assign any value to "priceless". When I told this to my better half, I got the drubbing of my life. I guess it had no effect on me, as I am still onto it and now there is no drubbing, only disbelief! .
We are like this only, aren't we?
Only hope I get a better half who will be content with just drubbing!

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Here's some interesting facts on the "Vijai" scooter: I first heard this name in 1974. The scooters were booked at the big Hindustan Petroleum pump of Bandra and I remember seeing a huge line of people on the road waiting to book one.
The first scooters delivered were all in dark blue color and they were delivered in 1974 itself. The first person to receive his scooter was Mr. Ajitpal Singh, who was the India hockey captain at that time. They used his name in their advertisements for some time.
Wow, I didn't know this! Although, if I might point out, the first ones that came out were not badged Vijai 'Super' but Vijai Deluxe, as is Veldeep's scooter in this thread. The Super would've come out a couple of years later. A young friend in Delhi has a '75 Vijai Deluxe, which was a 1-owner used scooter, with the original 'parrot green' paint, horizontal stepney etc. albeit with just a patina look. Until he decided to do it up! and make it look like the Italian Lambretta GPs! Well, to each their own!

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I myself have a soft corner for Allwyn Pushpaks as we owned 3 brand new ones every 2-3 years from 1977 to 1983, all bought periodically from BCMA, Mumbai who were the dealers for Fiat / Premier too, mainly. The one posted above is a similar one we owned last of the three. (MAJ 2200) in 1983. The earlier two were MMN 734 a 1977 and MMN 8294 in 1979-80 I think. They were robustly built and I had the best times in my college life using them.
Rony, that's very interesting to know! I had bought an Allwyn Pushpak based in Bangalore a few years ago, but unfortunately due to circumstances, could not get her over, so sold her there itself. Luckily it is now part of our tbhpian Girish's auto museum, all restored!
But are you sure the last of the three Pushpaks was similar to my Vijai? Because, if your Pushpak was an '83 model, it would've come with the turning mudguard which looked a lot like a Bajaj one, instead of the 'normal' fixed one of the early ones:

http://www.yadsi.in/img/records/big/70c/bcffb2.jpg

These also had a pair of aluminium 'pattis' on the side panels, unlike the Vijais:

http://mbdevelopments.co.uk/archive/gp17.jpg

Incidentally, the Pushpak was made by Andhra Pradesh Scooters Ltd. in Patancheru (about 100km from Hyderabad) but were seemingly not as popular here as the Vijai Super, made by SIL (Scooters India Ltd.) in Lucknow! 'remember seeing more of Vijais when I was growing up!
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