Ashvek Vintage World
History and museums
Ashvek Vintage World is a vintage car museum in South Goa, India. It describes itself as "Goa’s first and only vintage car museum and showroom."
It was set up in July 2004, and is the initiative of businessman Pradeep V. Naik (also spelt in some sources as Nayak). Its goal was to "spread awareness about vintage cars amongst the youth". Besides the preservation of vintage cars, it also takes to restoration work.
According to 40kmph.com the venture's owner Pradeep Nayak is a motorcycle dealer by profession, who got involved in the field after his uncle bought an old Mercedez car years ago. He later bought a Peugeot 301 (1931 make) for Rs 3000 in the year 1985, and the collection has since grown. Most of the cars have been got from nearby cities outside of Goa, such as Kolhapur, Sangli or Miraj, and a few were from the Maharaja of Sawantwadi in Maharashtra, located just outside the Goa border.
It has also been described as "dedicated to restore and preserve motoring and motorcycling gems of historical interest in Goa" and the price for entry to the Nuvem (Salcete)-based venture was Rs 50 in 2005.
The collection of vintage cars has also taken part in other events, for instance in auto expos. Vehicles listed as participating include "a convertible Chevrolet, convertible Morris 8, Morris 8 Saloon, Baby Austin, a very rare 4-door Morris Minor Pickup and the very special Volkswagen Beetle four-door limousine."
Among the models it currently has are the following:
It is open from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm, but closed on Sundays and other holidays.
Goa: A Cultural Guide' that was compiled by Rudolf Ludwig Kammermeier also lists this centre among its cultural guide to Goa