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Old 26th February 2013, 12:35   #826
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The big nose bus, probably that would be a perkins from england.

But i am not sure of it is in kerala, can any one confirm ?
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The big nose bus, probably that would be a perkins from england.

But i am not sure of it is in kerala, can any one confirm ?
Going by the attire of the men in the bus, one can assume that it is definitely not from Tamilnadu or Kerala
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‎TKM announces the Vintage & Classic Car show & carnival on 27th Wednesday (Feb 2013), in association with Guruvayoor Utsavam 2013.
Display : Rajah Hall, Mudhuvattoor (09:30 AM - 02:30 PM)
Flag off : 02:30 pm at Rajah Hall.
Carnival : 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm through Guruvayoor town.

Courtesy :- FB page of TKM

That will be the largest vintage collection expo organised by a single group in Kerala, since i am at Trivandrum i will not be able to make it out :-(

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‎TKM announces the Vintage & Classic Car show & carnival on 27th Wednesday (Feb 2013), in association with Guruvayoor Utsavam 2013.
Display : Rajah Hall, Mudhuvattoor (09:30 AM - 02:30 PM)
Flag off : 02:30 pm at Rajah Hall.
Carnival : 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm through Guruvayoor town.

Courtesy :- FB page of TKM

That will be the largest vintage collection expo organised by a single group in Kerala, since i am at Trivandrum i will not be able to make it out :-(
Few snaps taken yesterday by my friend
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Few snaps taken yesterday by my friend
Pleas do ask him for more snaps . Thanks for sharing. Which group is this in particular

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Pleas do ask him for more snaps . Thanks for sharing. Which group is this in particular

Thank you
Thats off the topic !

The group in particular is called rajah group with a brand name kajah they sells beedis,processed tea leaves,pain balms/oils and activated carbon under the brand name Kajah.

They also run charitry organisations, hospitals , Ayurvedic resorts , convention centers etc

Also they have fishing boats , courier service and fleet operations

KMPL (Kajah motors Pvt. Ltd.) made The MPV called Kazva before the toyota qualis rolled on Indian roads. They also made 4 wheeler LCV(almost similar to ace) before the Tata ace came to market. The LCV segment had a 3 wheeler with bigger size(almost size of an ace)

Now they had ventured in to a new segment of vehicles and it is named as Kajah creeper which was showcased in last Delhi auto expo.

Their vintage collection is so famous too.

Team kajah motorsports :- WINNERS - India Rally Championship 2012 in a subaru

Hope that helps !

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..............KMPL (Kajah motors Pvt. Ltd.) made The MPV called Kazva before the toyota qualis rolled on Indian roads. They also made 4 wheeler LCV(almost similar to ace) before the Tata ace came to market. The LCV segment had a 3 wheeler with bigger size(almost size of an ace) ..........................Regards, Foby
Any pictures of these vehicles? Are they still being made? I was not aware of them.

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Not sure if this was posted earlier, found it on FB
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Any pictures of these vehicles? Are they still being made? I was not aware of them.

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They made about 10 numbers of the ""KAZWA"' based on the RENAULT ESCAPE and looks like TATA ESTATE ,but I doubt it was ever sold to public.
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Not sure if this was posted earlier, found it on FB
This bus belongs to the SKV motors group which was a prominent private bus operator in Attingal a suburb of Trivandrum.These Chevrolet buses were in operation till 1979 or so.
Note the TCT registration which preceeded KLT.

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Any pictures of these vehicles? Are they still being made? I was not aware of them.

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kazwa :- One of my relative owned one and i have travelled in it was later sold.

filim actor mammotty owned one , One was featured in the malayalam movie called Harikrishnans..

about the pickups :- You can still see running it in the suburbs of thirunnelvelli and Thrissur

all of the models snaps are there in the forum
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It seems like this collection had undergone some changes since early 2012. This Caprice was a prized possession and i got a chance to start and rev this V8, something that happens far and few for a soul like me. Got a video of that too.

The doors were so heavy that a merc's door felt like 800's when i opened one right after. Interiors were torn here and there but parts were well in place. Also the bumpers are fixed on shocks, than directly to the frame.
For how much did this go?
Heard another Caprice was for sale in Kottayam around 2012, wonder if this is the same.
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For how much did this go?
Heard another Caprice was for sale in Kottayam around 2012, wonder if this is the same.
I have already mentioned the history of this Caprice in this thread itself,please go through it
Regarding the price it was first sold from Cochin in 2011 and then resold from near Kottayam in 2012 I had mentioned therein, but later edited due to ''objection'' from the last owner for obvious reasons.

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Thats one wonderfull car inside that museum. my bad i didn't get a chance to visit the Ravi Karunakaram Memorial Museum.
Yes me too, wanted to see the museum but it never went through though I had been passing through that road on several occasions. Now there is a reason to step in.
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The big nose bus, probably that would be a perkins from england.

But i am not sure of it is in kerala, can any one confirm ?
This picture is part of a collection of photographs from the Basel Mission / USC. A link is attached. The bus seems to belong to the Canara Conveyance Co. So the "Turkish" caption may be incorrect.

I also have a reference to Kanyakumari for the picture - don't know where I got that from!

You will see other interesting pictures here as well.

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http://bmpix.usc.edu/bmpix/controlle...=1361974636174

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