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Old 9th February 2009, 21:00   #1
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I just got back from a great trip and spent some time with some members of the North East Vintage and Classic Car Club, a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts.

I will pot more info on them later and have suggested they LOG ON to Team - BPH.

The first photo is of the group with myself, wife Jharna and fourth from the left Pickloo Deka, a great guy who has been saving cars and bikes from the scrap cars and is slowly restoring them with the hope to set up The Northeast Heritage Foundation where his and other cars can be displayed. This was the maiden run of his VW bus which ate up the mountain roads.

His name is Pickloo (Palash) Deka and I am sure he would appreciate some encouragement... response@treasuredwheelsne.co.in<br ...l phone.<br />
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Karl will be happy, I see a Standard in the background.
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John - Great to see the beauties lined up in a place.They may be facing spares and maintenance problems over there.
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Holy Macaroni!!! I am from Guwahati and I had no clue about this!! I had a neighbour who had a Morris Oxford which was maintained in immaculte condition. And I had seen VW Beetle, that too exceptionally well maintained.

Thank you for the post John. I am going home in March. @John - Can you please give me some contact information about Pickloo?
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We just got back from a great trip and spent a great time with some of the members of the "North East Vintage and Classic Car Club", a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts.

I will post more info on them later and have suggested they LOG ON to Team - BPH.

The first photo is of the group with myself, wife Jharna and fourth from the left Pickloo Deka, a great guy who has been saving cars and bikes from the scrap cars and is slowly restoring them with the hope to set up The Northeast Heritage Foundation where his and other cars can be displayed. This was the maiden run of his VW bus which ate up the mountain roads.

I am sure Pickloo would appreciate some encouragement from some of the team members, his email is. response@treasuredwheelsne.co.in
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Here's some photos of his bikes
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Its wonderful to see cars from Assam. Hope your friends signs up soon and tells us more about his bikes. They seem to be real vintage machines. That's a lovely VW van
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These are a few more of his bikes, the folding bike is a paratrooper's.

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Here's some photos of his bikes
Some photos of Pickloo's cars
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These are a few more of his bikes, the folding bike is a paratrooper's.


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Which are these two cars? Is the First one an early Beetle?
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More cars, big and small plus the frame of a Japanese munitions carrier he save from the scrap heap!
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That is a 124 isnt it?? Thats a Brilliant car. How far is Guwhati from Bombay??
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Wow, his collection of two wheelers are just too good. Thanks for the pictures. Anymore of them of the two wheelers?
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More cars, big and small plus the frame of a Japanese munitions carrier he save from the scrap heap!
A few more cars tucked away by his home.

Thought you would enjoy a photo of a pro-type heavy moving tank that I saw being tested out just north of Guwahati.
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John, thanks for bringing this to us. I will get in touch with you once I return to India. Do you move between Toronto and Calcutta? How long do you intend to stay in Calcutta this time?
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