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Old 10th November 2013, 20:54   #1
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PREVIEW OF THE HERITAGE TRANSPORT MUSEUM, GURGAON, HARYANA

(Mr.Tarun Thakral)
OFFICIAL OPENING END NOVEMBER, 2013

How many of us today have a clear perception of how our forefathers travelled across distances in our vast country? Would you like to walk through an amazing experience that transports us along ‘a moving journey’…from the advent of the wheel in India to the means of transportation we avail of today? , Would you like to benefit from fresh and unique experiences that open up our minds, expose us to new information and ideas, and spark creativity and curiosity.

You can now experience the above and a lot more first-hand on how Heritage Transport Museum intends to nourish minds and spirits by fostering contemplation, exploration, and dialogue.

The museum is an outstandingly original visitor attraction which has been completely imagined and designed focusing on an enjoyable and engaging visitor experience. While remaining true to the ethos of a transport museum, the Heritage Transport Museum presents a snap shot of Indian heritage but with a very modern twist!

Congratulations to Mr.Tarun Thakral for creating this wonderful museum !

For more photographs please follow this link :https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4195034&type=1
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What car is this? Hudson?

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PREVIEW OF THE HERITAGE TRANSPORT MUSEUM, GURGAON, HARYANA

(Mr.Tarun Thakral)
OFFICIAL OPENING END NOVEMBER, 2013

Congratulations to Mr.Tarun Thakral for creating this wonderful museum !
Thanks for sharing - this is indeed a momentous occasion for the vintage and classic car scene in India. I can see some very interesting displays, and I am particularly pleased to see strong emphasis on Indian classics.

Can you please share a more detailed overview of the Museum? What are the exhibits categorised into? How many displays? Is there a website in place?

And most importantly, how can the common automobile enthusiast help out?
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They are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeritageTranportMuseum

Some more info on the project: http://www.sparktherise.com/projectdetails.php?pId=495

Here are some snippets from a slideshow on net: http://www.slideshare.net/amalistcli...ansport-museum
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A wonderful effort, where is it in gurgaon?? Can we get precise directions and when will it be open to us?

I believe this to be India"s first such museum, funded by the government and corporates.

Hopefully similar funding will allow many such collections to be showcased and thrown open to the public to appreciate our motoring heritage.

Tarun deserves to be congratulated, this was his dream, finally a reality.
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What an amazingly nicely curated collection in this first of its kind heritage auto museum in India!
I am so proud that such a lovely concept has become a reality for us in India! Amazing.
Please post the address, co-ordinates and other information!
This is one heck of a potential tourist draw.

I pray that it remains well maintained and the standards of upkeep are kept at a high level!
Great show!
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Thank you Jatti Sir for sharing the news. Can you please share the address too? Hopefully, I will finally catch up with you in this Autojumble

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What car is this? Hudson?

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Yes, this is a 1948/49 Hudson 4 door sedan.
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Nice effort by those involved in this; to preserve some of our heritage. All the cars on display are owned by the museum or by respective owners? Nice to see so many vintage cars and bikes in one place. A full to the efforts of the organizers.
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Wow, this is amazing! Great to see such a nice museum - showcasing cars of yesteryears in India. And looks to be well designed too - and a good collection of vehicles.
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What a wonderful gift to society !! A monumental effort which deserves the highest in accolades !!
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Thanks Jatti Sir for posting details with the pictures of this lovely museum. It is a monumental effort by the founders who have made the impossible possible. It truly proclaims that "India has arrived and joined the developed countries with this sterling effort." Though we have some auto museums, this one is different with its focus and period ambiance.

The cars need to however be made to look more original with period paint jobs, white wall tyres and original wheel caps. Original ornamentation will go a long way in making the exhibits outstanding. We "Vintage Team Bhpians" can also offer all possible help to make the car exhibits look more attractive if need be and if requisitioned.

It can be a major draw for foreign tourists too. Many of them start their sight seeing after landing at Delhi. Many others come for business trips to Delhi and can easily spare sometime to visit this place.

Proper website references, publicity (route maps are essential), transport link -ups ( Delhi - Gurgaon) with foreign tour operators and individuals will make many of tourists inclined to make this Museum a sought after destination. Publicity material can also be kept at the Tourist Bureaus, railway station, airport and at major hotels to attract them. Valuable foreign exchange can be earned by levying a nominal entry fee.

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Nice effort by those involved in this; to preserve some of our heritage. All the cars on display are owned by the museum or by respective owners? Nice to see so many vintage cars and bikes in one place. A full to the efforts of the organizers.
All the cars belong to the Trust and not to individual owners.
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The Heritage Transport Museum is a museum dedicated to transport in India from the times memorial. It covers all sorts of transport, from animal drawn vehicles to trams, airplanes, railway, commercial vehicles, cars, is not solely dedicated to automobiles.

I have had the privilege of meeting Tarun Takral almost 20 years ago. Since those days he has been an avid collector with a huge passion, collecting anything transport related. He has an airplane, a railway boogie, then there are cars, trucks, enamel boards, carriages, two wheelers, taxi’s, stamps, photos, lithographs, magazines, toys, pedal cars, documentation etc. And these are in very huge numbers. He collected all this stuff ages ago, today it will be difficult to assemble such a varied and huge collection due to scarcity and increased cost. The inventory is catalogued, and only a selection will be displayed at a time. Initially the in house collection (artifacts owned by the trust) will be seen, later maybe exhibits will come on loan from other collections. What has not been mentioned is that various sections have been created, a railway platform, shopping street, workshop/garage/filling station, one has to see the layout. Tarun is also a very helpful person, encourages others who share the same passion.

This is his second go at creating something. Earlier there was a private place with a shed housing his stuff and a railway boogie in the lawn as a residence with beroom, bathroom and kitchen. The collection grew beyond the capacity of storage and had to be shifted.

Tarun is a very avid and passionate collector, and the project has tired him and he is glad that it is almost done. The government did give grants, and private individuals also gave substantial contributions, and the result is for all to see. I have been there during the construction stage and the attention to detail is really amazing.

This is to be an evolving and revolving museum, displays can be shuttled, added, changed, all to keep the public interested in the automotive history as they saw street scenes in their youth, in short nostalgia. For such a theme one need not have concourse cars or correct vehicles. This is not meant to be a Peterson or Nethercutt like museum. So when a Premier taxi is shown, it will not appear as it was just delivered from the showroom, it should have the Taxiwallahs decoration prevalent at that time, hub caps need not be original items, those stupid plastic accessories may be fitted. One should be able to relate to the taxi as was seen on the streets, as the time for removal of Premier taxi’s from the streets comes near. There will be no Cartier level cars seen here, though many cars are in better shape (referring to the finish) than the last Cartier winner.

This will be the first Museum of its kind in India, something the common man with his family to visit. The enthusiast will anyway sit down and lap up all his treasures, photos, documents and all. Childeren will see the toys and Bollywood cars, adults the vehicles seen in their younger days. There are other collections in India displaying automotive stuff like the Pranlal collection in Gujrat or the Hegde collection in Dharmastal, more collections are to come up with museums but we have to wait for them to open their doors. This Museum may show the way forward to others to create general public interest. Hopefully the price of tickets will not have a 10 fold increase for foreign nationals.

The Museum has been curated and laid out by professionals with passion for this project, I am looking forward to hear comments after one has visited.

Wishing Tarun and his team all the best, and may he start to relax a bit.

Cheers harit

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Great effort from the organisers. The collection of cars and two wheelers are interesting. They have tried to cover almost sides of transportation. A small doubt, how they are going to survive in a place like Gurgaon?
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