The Historical, Vintage and Classic Car Museum of Kuwait first opened in October, 2010. The opening of its doors was the culmination of many men’s dreams – that Kuwait would once again stand at the head of the region’s classic car community and be able to share with the world its rich cultural traditions and heritage within the automobile sector. The main aim of establishing the museum was to document and to provide a focus for the history of Kuwait and the automobile, and to connect current and future generations to their past.
This collection was set up by D. Veerendra Heggade, an Indian philanthropist and the hereditary administrator/Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple. "A visit to this beautiful collection of automobiles and horse drawn carriages can literally trace the evolution of vehicles through the centuries. There are cars of historic importance, a car in which Mahatma Gandhi travelled around the time of freedom struggle. The elegant collection from the erstwhile princely states is a fine example of the royal grandeur.
The main objective of the museum is that the students and general public, who see these cars, should also learn about technology behind it and the person responsible for such innovations, either in design or engineering or in workmanship etc. and this museum tries to give as much information as in necessary, to highlight the men behind the marvels.
The museum showcases the evolution of transportation in India and sets a benchmark in interpretation, exhibition and in communication. As the first private museum of its scale in India, it is conceived as a didactive space that engages visitor participation in learning while remaining a family experience.
Ashvek Vintage World was set up in 2004 by Pradeep V. Naik to spread awareness about vintage cars amongst the youth.Ashvek Vintage World takes up restoration and preservation of vintage cars, and has restored classics such as a 1931Peugeot, a 1948Chevrolet Fleet Master, a rare two-engine Vandall tempo, a 1961Datsun Fairlady, Morris 8 and 1939Mercedes 170 which are currently on display.
The Al Ain Classic Car Museum started as a small collection of personal and member cars in 2009. Originally located near the Al Ain Sportsplex, the collection soon moved to its current location in Ain Al Fayda . In its early days, the colection was sheltered under a traditional khaima (tent) that eventually developed into a 2,000sqm air-conditioned building. While the Museum is still in an expansion stage, we hope to further refine our workshop, and add a gift store for the enjoyment of tourists and locals alike.