A brinjal-shaped car chugs to Lonavala


Hyderabad’s Sudha Cars Museum, that includes wacky cars, launches a department within the standard hill station

When tourism reopens in India, Mumbaikars can have a brand new place to go to in Lonavala. Hyderabad’s Sudha Cars Museum is about to open its department within the hill station close to Pune.

The work on creating wacky automobiles for the brand new museum is at present underway at its Hyderabad website in Bahadurpura. “The museum will have a collection of cars identical to those in Hyderabad; after they are created, they will be transported to Lonavala,” says founder and creator Okay Sudhakar. This marks the museum’s first department exterior town.

A tiny tot has a detailed have a look at a car made within the form of a private laptop by Okay. Sudhakar of Sudha Cars Museum.  
| Photo Credit:
K RAMESH BABU

In Hyderabad, Sudha Cars Museum sees scores of vacationers, together with faculty college students from Mumbai and Pune yearly. “Many students are attracted to the creations and are so enthusiastic to learn about it. Their interest encouraged me to open a branch in Lonavala,” he provides.

Sudhakar selected Lonavala because the hill station is standard for household outings. “It is a beautiful hill station, and has wax museums, but there is not much of entertainment, especially for children. This museum will be a major attraction.”

Fascinating assortment

Cars within the form of a brinjal, burger, bathroom, basketball, cricket ball… the three-acre proposed website at Lonavala can have almost 100 bizzare automobiles in addition to a number of wacky cycles.

HYDERABAD, 10/05/2011: Guinness World Record Holder for making the Largest Tricycle in the World, K. Sudhakar, during an interview to The Hindu Metro Plus, in Hyderabad on May 10, 2011. Sudha Cars Museum is the first and only handmade Wacky Car museum in the World. Photo:Nagara Gopal

HYDERABAD, 10/05/2011: Guinness World Record Holder for making the Largest Tricycle within the World, Okay. Sudhakar, throughout an interview to The Hindu Metro Plus, in Hyderabad on May 10, 2011. Sudha Cars Museum is the primary and solely handmade Wacky Car museum within the World. Photo:Nagara Gopal
 
| Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL

A photograph gallery the place guests can take selfies with the automobiles shall be a part of the museum. “Construction at the site has stopped due to COVID-19; we had planned a December 2020 inauguration; but now it is postponed,” he provides.

Inaugurated in 2010, the Hyderabad museum in Bahadurpura close to the Nehru Zoological Park has been standard thanks to Sudhakar, an vehicle engineer who transformed scrap into automobiles.

His ardour for automobiles started as a young person. “I started when I was 14. As my parents did not give me much money at such an young age, I leaned towards junk and created objects out of it.”

Most of his spare elements come from the 15 junkyards close to the Zoo which make his automobiles non-expensive. He says, “For my brinjal car or any other wacky car, I need shock absorbers, wheels or a small motor power which are readily available in these junkyards. I want my cars to move, not race in a competition. It works out cheaper for me.”

Hyderabad is a metropolis with the world’s finest craftsmen, he says, including a particular phrase for his or her workmanship, “I am lucky to have such people who understand my vision. One needs patience and skill to create these cars. These are neither commercial nor mass-produced.”

Sudhakar frequently makes automobiles for particular events. He lately made a ‘Corona car’ to unfold consciousness on COVID-19.

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