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Vishnu Kapadnis's 'own Hummer'


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Malegaon: If the reports that appeared in the media couple of days before are to be believed, General Motors have certainly done with Hummers. However, the Hummer story is not yet over at least in Malegaon - the textile town in North Maharashtra predominated by the Muslim population.


The credit for keeping the biggest and meanest machine on the brass tracks goes to Vishnu Kapadnis of Saudane - a small township few kilometers from Malegaon. For doing this, however, Vishnu had to spend a large amount besides innumerable visits to Mumbai.


"I am a car lover since childhood but Hummer became my patience as I grew older", Vishnu, one among the quite a few number of car lovers in the region said while in Malegaon recently driving proudly on his 'own Hummer'.


"I knew it would be very difficult for me to have this beautiful vehicle, price-wise as well as due to the reasons that make it difficult for one to have export cars in India", he said.


"I was continuously searching for viable alternatives. It is then that I came across the DC - Dileep Chabaria, the man based in Mumbai famous for 'remolding' existing cars in the designs of customers' choice", he added.


And then after years of trial and errors, plenty of rupees and countless visits to the city of dreams Vishnu could succeed in converting the Tata Safari into his very own dream Hummer. The Hummer that the manufacturer says, is destined to be rolled off after General Motors' deal to sell it off to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industry Machinery Co Ltd went astray.
















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