The Sudha Cars Museum-A Unique Museum Dedicated To Automobiles

About the Museum

Started in 2010 by Kanyaboyina Sudhakar, the Sudha Cars Museum is an automobile museum in Hyderabad. Sudhakar, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest tricycle (a 41 feet tall tricycle made in 2005), designs unusual cars that resemble objects unlikely to be associated with the bodies of cars. The museum displays cars in the shape of a camera, a book, a sofa set, a purse, shoes, etc. Each vehicle has an informative plaque that provides details about the make of the vehicle, the speed capacity, and the time taken to manufacture the piece.

The production cost of these cars varies from ₹85,000 to ₹150,000, although they are not for sale. Motorcycles of varying sizes are also displayed at the museum, the smallest being 33 centimeters in height with a speed of 30 kilometers per hour. The cars are often taken out of the museum for roadshows. Apart from these novelty vehicles, there is also a selection of vintage cars that the visitors can view.

Guinness World Records

Sudhakar Yadav had an inclination towards motor cars and mechanics since childhood. He created his first car at the age of 14 collecting the necessary articles from junkyards. His name was in the Guinness World Records in 2005 for the largest tricycle. On 1 July 2005 he rode the largest tricycle in Hyderabad which had an overall height of 12.67 metres (41.6 ft). The tricycle’s wheel diameter was 5.18 metres (17.0 ft) and the length was 11.37 metres (37.3 ft). Yadav and his museum are mentioned in the Limca Book of Records and have also been featured on Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

All the exhibits of the museum accompany a plaque giving information about the make of the car, the time it took to manufacture, and the maximum speed it can attain. The museum also has the smallest double-decker bus in the world which can accommodate 10 people. Twelve different motorcycles in small size are on display of which the smallest is 33 centimetres (13 in) in height and can be driven at the speed of 30 kilometres per hour (19 mph).

Car shaped like a Handbag and Stiletto

Yadav stated that some of the cars are created keeping special occasions in mind. For Women’s Day, he designed a car shaped like a handbag and stiletto that was powered by a 6cc engine. For Bal Diwas (Children’s Day), he designed cars based on a penpencil, and sharpener. A condom-shaped car was unveiled to commemorate World AIDS Day.

The homemade cars cost around ₹85,000–₹150,000 (£1,000–£1,800) for manufacturing; but are not for sale. The cars are often brought out of the museum for roadshows where people can see them being driven.

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