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Dream is now a reality

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, March 03, 2018

AN initial dream of building his very own car has now become a reality for 23-year-old Avineel Prakash of Nadi.

After returning to Fiji from New Zealand Mr Prakash made sure that he would build his own street legal vehicle that has a 4AGE engine.

Some might say that new and fast is the trend in automotive world with expensive cars costing thousands of dollars in the world.

New and fast trendy vehicles are nothing when with what Mr Prakash describes about his own modified red classic Toyota Ae111 Corolla.

Mr Prakash a shift clerk officer for Carpenters Air Freight at the Nadi International Airport always makes time for his dream car and it hasn't stopped him from achieving his goals either.

The Toyota Ae111 Corolla's full capacity on the racetrack is 200km/h, pretty fast for an old ride.

"The Corolla was an old car that I later built and modified and modification works cost me close to $3500," he said. "It took me almost three months to modify the vehicle due to low budget works.

"Building a sports car needs a lot of time, money and patience not forgetting great support from friends.

"When I decided to start a car club named Street Legal Fiji I saw that my friends were quite supportive towards the initiative and we started having car enthusiasts who were keen to join.

"The members are even supportive towards me building my car not forgetting my family members and my uncle Sudesh for giving me his garage as a haven for my modification work."

He said being a car enthusiast wasn't really a childhood dream for him because it was something that quickly developed over the years while growing up around car enthusiasts.

He said the passion for driving fast cars started when he started his Street Legal Fiji car club.

He added in terms of further modifying his Toyota Corolla, he hopes to do a 4AGE Turbo setup for his ride.

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