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Pakistani Classic Cars Website Drives A Passion

A Pakistani classic cars site has turned a hobby into a passionate exchange for classic car restorers and lovers of open roads. is one of the fast growing website devoted to all things auto where fans swap stories and laugh over jokes from their trips, speeding classic cars down deserted highways in bandit territories [...]

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Colourful Pakistani Beetle Takes Frenchman on Road Trip to Paris

A French doctor, Vincent Loos, is taking “Foxy Shahzadi” — a 25-year-old Volkswagen Beetle, ‘Foxy’ as they’re known in Pakistan — for a road trip from Islamabad to Paris to promote a “softer side of Pakistan”. The doctor has just finished three years’ work at a local hospital. Doctors without borders indeed – or perhaps [...]

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Porsche Set for Pakistan with New Models and Showrooms

Cayman S will be the first in a series of new Porsche models to hit the Pakistani roads. Furthermore, a new Porsche showroom will open in Karachi in May 2006 while the Service Centre has already been operational there since January 2006. Although sales and service activities have already started, the official launch ceremonies were [...]

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World’s 10th Toyota IMV Vehicles Plant in Pakistan

Toyota Motor Corp will start local production and sales of its IMV global strategic vehicle in Pakistan as early as this year, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, citing company President Katsuaki Watanabe. The business daily said Pakistan will be the 10th country in which the world’s second-largest automaker has set up a manufacturing base for [...]

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First Petrol-free Electric Motorbike in Pakistan

A Pakistani firm M/s Energen Energy Generation is launching today for the first time an electricity-run, petrol-free motorcycle. According to the firm, the price of the bike ranges from Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000. The motorcycle is smoke-free and noiseless and will come in three models to be initially sold in Karachi only. The motorcycle [...]

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Pakistan-India Classic Cars Show

A three-day vintage and classic car show will be held in Lahore in February. Fifty cars from India will participate. Fifty select veteran, vintage and classic cars from different parts of India will participate in the ‘Indo-Pak Friendship Vintage Car Show’. The proposal of the show at Lahore has been sent to the Government of [...]

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Honda Doubling Car Production in Pakistan

Honda‘s automobile production and sales joint venture in Pakistan, today held a Manufacturing Capacity Expansion ceremony of its auto plant. To meet ever-increasing demand for automobiles in Pakistan, where economic growth continues. The annual production capacity will be doubled from the current 25,000 units to 50,000 units by the end of 2006. The automobile market [...]

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London-Sydney Classic Cars Rally Drives Across Pakistan

The London-Sydney Friendship motor rally 2005 left for Islamabad after an overnight stopover here on Sunday. Fifteen vehicles, including 12 vintage 1970 models of Jaguar, Mercedes, Pontiac, Porsche and Chevrolet, entered the Pakistan leg of the world tour on Saturday evening from the Iranian border town of Taftan. Thirty-five people were riding the vehicles. The [...]

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Porsche to Begin Selling in Pakistan

German luxury sportscar maker Porsche will next year start selling cars in Pakistan, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Starting in the first quarter of 2006, Porsche will open a showroom in Lahore, with an eye toward soon expanding into Islamabad and Karachi. The company said it has signed contracts with Pakistani importer Autotechnik [...]

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A Poor Homeless Boy Who Built Pakistan’s First Local Car

Feroze Khan believes his future was already determined when his homeless mother gave birth to him on a car porch. More than half a century later, he has launched Pakistan’s first home-grown automobile – Revo from his Adam Motor Company Ltd. The compact, five-door 800cc model has made a splash on the roads of Karachi [...]

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