Diljeet has recently bought a 1929 Buick straight eight that is undergoing restoration, as are Ford Woody, the 1935 Buick 90L, 1949 Buick Super Eight and the 1959 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. Anybody with the slightest inclination towards these cars will find the museum a treasure trove. Other than cars, there are old posters, used pistons, gaskets, huge valves, many different types of carburettors, some so old that you won’t even know which way the butterfly opens. On display are long camshafts, headlights, fuse boxes that most people have never seen, huge tyres and wire wheels.
This is just the beginning, and the Board of Directors has ambitious plans for the success and future of the museum. They have committed funds for its development and in due course of time, the museum will store an expanded collection of rare books and manuals on automobiles, vintage and classic car spare parts and memorabilia. Pro Bono Publico opens to public first Saturday of every month, 10 am to 5 pm, strictly by prior appointment.
A visit to the museum is an education in itself. An education that even the best of schools and colleges will never be able to impart. I certainly hope that the development of the museum won’t ‘haflinger’ and its continued success and growth will be good news to all enthusiasts.