Mumbai to Delhi in a TATA Nano (Money Shot at 4:30)

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  • Babstg Babstg on Oct 16, 2009

    The gas cap is in the front under the hood and they were mostly talking about how no one seems to appreciate the rare auto museum on the side of the road. India is laidback in road developemnt because it lives in a volatile neighbourhood and China could make massive inroads in a Southern push while Henry Kissinger supported a fascist Pakistan and ZChina over the world's largest democracy.

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Oct 16, 2009

    Excellent Video. The highway was far more hygienic than I expected, back in the 80s, visitors would tell me that they were on newly built roads where not just autos but humans, cows and other assorted animals were going at 5 MPH, and on the side of the road there was a sign stating that the highway was built by so and so at year so and so, and (SIC!) "it has a cost/benefit ration of 1/3.5"! (from memory) The Nano is sure something new and.. big! Its production numbers are still extrtemely low at 3,000 a month, or 36,000 a year (Honda and Toyota sell in the US alone, more (of each) Civics and more Corollas in a typical month than the Nano produces in a year) But if it goes well and on schedule, we are looking at the 21st century's, or India's, if not Model T or VW beetle, close anyway.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Oct 16, 2009

    I found just driving through India (as depicted here) to be very interesting, as I have never been, and haven't seen any moving footage, except in wildlife documentaries. But the big deal here is that you have this huge vintage show of all sorts of cars that the world has seen, and then, you have Indians absolutely fascinated by this dinky little two bit (by our standards) car that is going to give them mobility. It may not look like much to us, but they want it badly. Anyone who dreams of ridding the world of cars is dreaming. They should be thinking instead about how to reduce the population.

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Oct 16, 2009

    Cars do nut use any gas when they are sitting in the garage. The problem is not how many cars there are, but how many miles they are driven. But you are quite right about reducing World population. The CHinese have already done their part, but the Indians are still out of control growing 4% or so a year. They have tried this and that but apparently nothing has worked. In fact, I say that Overpopulation is the cause of most of the world's problems, but, fortunately, the reduction of population will effortlessly solve almost every one of them!