Now, a tricolour car with 33 wheels

It took four months to design and build the single seater car that stretches up to 80 ft, says K Sudhakar Reddy.

By Author   |   Published: 15th Aug 2017   12:05 am Updated: 15th Aug 2017   12:20 am
Independence Day
Visual treat: K Sudhakar Reddy drives a car, in the shape of national flag, ahead of Independence Day in Hyderabad on Monday. Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: Known for coming up with cars shaped differently, or wacky in his words, K Sudhakar Reddy of Sudha Car Museum has done it again. Coinciding with the 70th Independence Day, Reddy on Monday unveiled his latest creation, a car in the shape of the tricolour.

Reddy, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest tricycle in the world, has added the ‘flag car’ to his collection of 54 cars at the museum in Bahadurpura. The collection so far includes cars in the shape of a cricket bat, a cricket ball, a cigarette, a high-heeled shoe, a camera and so on.

Mostly made from scrap, Reddy says he designs his cars depending on the occasion. Sudhakar Reddy says, “To celebrate 70th Independence Day, Sudha cars have made a unique ‘National Flag Car’, powered by a 150cc engine that can travel at a speed of 40kmph. This car will run on Tuesday on Buddha Purnima Road near Tank Bund between 2 pm and 6 pm,” he said.

The National Flag car is a single seater, has a whopping 33 wheels, and stretches up to 80 feet and a height of eight feet. It took four months to design and build the car, Reddy says, adding that the design had been in his mind for the last 10 years. His aim was to make the number of his wacky cars go up to 100, he says.

On Monday, as he unveiled the ‘flag car’, there were many who stood amused, and more who were busy taking selfies in front of the car as well.  “It is a visual treat. The tricolour moving on wheels is a rare sight. I will be there at Tank Bund to see it again,” said Vishnu Priya, who reached the car museum from Mehdipatnam.