Latest Pakistan News / Lahore News > New Record – No matter what your age, collecting model cars can become an exciting hobby, but also a good investment as many toy cars increase value over time as they are collectible items. This hobby has been around almost as long as the automobile, and yet, it is still a passion of many!
A person in Lahore has been seen who have collected about 4000 Toy cars of 45 different brands, including Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Majorette, Corgi, Johnny Lightening, Burago, Tomica, Jada Toys, Real Toy, Norev, Maisto, Welly, Siku and Kinsmart, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Fiat, Peugeot, Renault, MG, Austin Martin, Land Rover, Range Rover, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu, Mazda, Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Ford, Hyundai, Mini Cooper, Jaguar, Bugatti, Hummer and many more. My favorite car is 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
The name of person is Aamir Ashfaq 39, years old lived in Lahore a resident of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal town.
He also Thanks to his Parents and said “I really thank my parents for their effort. They never refused whenever I asked for a toy car.”
Aamir told that My father told me about the Matchbox dinky cars (Made in Great Britain) and Majorette dinky cars (Made in France) which were easily available at Super Stores in Lahore worth Rs.10/- in the year 1977-1978. The friction power Tin toy cars (Made in Japan) were also available in Pakistan in 70s and price was Rs.25/-. I have also few models of Tin toy cars.
He claims his collection is the biggest in Pakistan. A 39-year-old man from Lahore has a craze for toy cars and has more than 4,000 “scaled-down” models of actual vehicles. Aamir Ashfaq, , is always in search of cars every time he visits a market.
He told to Our Staff Reporter that he started the collecting toy cars when he was only eight years old and he also build the special room for these cars.
According to him some of the vehicles have doors, hoods, trunks and fuel caps that open, ashtrays that slide out and glove compartments that have space inside. Some even have hanging ignition keys. Most of them have working steering and suspension.
He also told It is my dream to drive world’s fastest sports car Bugatti Veyron. German inspection officials recorded an average top speed of the original version of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph) during test sessions on the Ehra-Lessien test track on 19 April 2005. This top speed was verified by James May on Top Gear.