Wheels of time
- J&K crisis: Governor asks PDP, BJP to clarify stand on govt formation
- Inexcusable: Delhi Police brutally assault student protesters outside RSS HQs
- Andhra quota stir takes violent turn, train set on fire
- MS Dhoni's 'great speech' to team after whitewash: ‘Don’t slip from here’
- Is Gujarat not part of India? SC questions failure in implementing MNREGA, Food Act
The duo, however, maintains that passion is a key driver to making these cars work. Showcasing a 1932 Dodge Brothers truck, that could even run on rail tracks without its wheels, Pawar says, "This car came to us minus a body and a complete engine. We sourced the transmission and got the engine working. Then we got pictures and replica models of this car and built the entire wooden body by hand here." Most cars take anywhere about Rs 5-10 lakh to restore, depending on factors like the condition, machinery and even parts. "But it's not impossible to restore them, unless they are completed broken down. Even then, the external body or usable parts can be fixed in other cars."
Dongare takes obvious pride in his work. Looking at a 1934 Buick, which looks like it has come straight out of a dumpyard, he says, "It will cost around Rs 3-4 lakh to restore but we will keep all the original parts of the car intact. It should take about six months, but it will look like a streamlined butterfly then, just you see."
- Ten years on, MGNREGA requires constant review. And consistency in political support
- The global economy is in trouble but India is attracting positive comment
- India’s expanding stakes in the US demand a more strategic view of changing American politics
- Supreme Court has an opportunity to rectify its ruling on Section 377
- And everyone loves censorship — or so it seemed, at a session at the Jaipur Lit Fest
- The problem in Arunachal is as much about politics as about institutional norms