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Old 21st January 2008, 10:19   #31
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I was referring to cars like the MB registered rolls
OT: Karl wasnt the powder blue oval bug posted by you earlier, the one dented by a falling coconut...?
MB may be Madhya Pradesh, or even Manipal, or still the princely state registration. Certainly not Maharashtra.

Yup, thats the same Oval, a very original car.
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Old 21st January 2008, 11:42   #32
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I didnt take it as offence my friend, i thought u to be Pradeep my friend who owns a US Jeep (Pra--Jeep)

What limo is this u are talking about?

In the same museum there is a ford limo which was used abraham lincoln a white one, do you have snaps of that, if yes please do post it.
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My friend thanks for reminding me let me search my folder for the pics.

I have some more pics of some mini cars and two wheelers from the same museum.

Will post them together.
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I have some more pics of some mini cars
I remember seeing a red mini car. Do you have a pic of that?
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In the same museum there is a ford limo which was used abraham lincoln a white one, do you have snaps of that, if yes please do post it.
What? Abraham Lincoln was shot dead in 1865, when Henry Ford (the founder) was still 2 years old. How did Abe manage to ride a Ford Limo?
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What? Abraham Lincoln was shot dead in 1865, when Henry Ford (the founder) was still 2 years old. How did Abe manage to ride a Ford Limo?
Sorry samurai this what i read on the board which said "daily car used by lincoln" was placed on the
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Hehe, thats a Lincoln Limosine, built by Ford.
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Sorry samurai this what i read on the board which said "daily car used by lincoln" was placed on the
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That is completely false info. Only connection between Limos and Lincoln is that most limos are Lincoln town cars or Lincoln continentals. Lincoln was a car company that was later bought by Ford.
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That is completely false info. Only connection between Limos and Lincoln is that most limos are Lincoln town cars or Lincoln continentals. Lincoln was a car company that was later bought by Ford.

Some misleading false statements in the museum though,

@Karl can you go back to page 1 and identify which car it is ?

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Yes,thats correct - Many of the cars are donated and used regularly.I have visited the musuem and been able to take photographs just because I know the person who takes care of all the estates and construction activity for Shri Veerandra Heggade.Its a legacy he has in there, there are few bikes as well.

In addition there are old steam operated farm equipment just near the museum and there is a Kawasaki make Metre Gauge steam engine plinthed close to the musuem.

There is also an aeroplane, I dont recollect which one that is displayed.It seems like from the WW days.This was in 2003..

As far as democracy is concerned, the less said the better about it!.

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Veerendra Heggade has a passion for classic cars and hence the museum. LIke PRajeep mentioned, many of these are donated.

There was a 50s AJS bike that I used to see during my college days. Two years ago, I spoke to the first owner (still rides it at 70+) to see if he would sell it to me. He said he is restoring it with spares from UK. Once he is satisfied with the resto, he will donate it to the Dharmasthala Museum. I did not try to pursue further knowing the faith people have in this temple (inlcuding myself).
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As far as democracy is concerned, the less said the better about it!.
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Didn't quite understand this bit Raghu. Was it anything to do with my post as you have quoted my words?
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It is not true that the museum has only donated stuff. One of my friends has sold a CZ bike to that collection.

Also to be noted is that no enthusiast will 'donate' anything to a person/collector whom he thinks is not discerning. Suffice to say that unlike many other people who are in similar positions, Veerendra Hegde is a person with varied interests, cars and photography being some of them.

There is one more general museum of various old items/devices which is very interesting for which again curators are the Hegdes.

About democracy in museums, as far as I know from democracies (even other than India), there are many many museums where they don't allow photography or charge you a price to do that.

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P.S. We should be proud that such a fantastic collection is available to see for such a small price (It was Rs 2/- couple of years back) and not assert the right of democracy(or is it 'mobocracy' by any chance?)
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Lovely, had seen some of these machines when i had visted sometime basck. next time will make a point to visit this museum.
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P.S. We should be proud that such a fantastic collection is available to see for such a small price (It was Rs 2/- couple of years back) and not assert the right of democracy(or is it 'mobocracy' by any chance?)
Yes, it was around Rs 5/- when I visited the Museum 7 years ago, a small price for something so precious. Will visit the museum again the next time I am in Dharmasthala.

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To add to what bullfrog has mentioned, I had the privilege of Sri Heggade himself showing us the cars during one of our family trips to Dharmastala . As I remember, He made it a point to get each of the cars started with engines running as he explained the minute details about each of the cars.

Enough said already. The cars ARE in their rightfull place and are well cared for, regardless of what every Tom, Dick and Harry has to say.
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