The Western India Automobile Association was inaugurated on Wednesday, 15th October 1919 at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. The first subject mooted was the condition of Bombay Roads.
March 1920, WIAA was affiliated to Royal Automobile Club. 13 New Members joined the Association.
|1922||WIAA decides to branch out to Lahore. (Now a Part of Pakistan)|
|1928||WIAA becomes a member of Alliance International de Tourisme, Geneva|
Association’s First Road Patrol was on duty and Free Breakdown Service introduced.
War Time restrictions on Motor Transport was made. The organization implemented Petrol, tyre and spare part rationing.
Association saw the formation of Eastern Touring Federation comprising of India, Burma and Ceylon.
Signing of the reciprocal agreement between the Associations for mutual services and assistance.
From 1st June 1939 The Western India Automobile Association’s Headquarters was The Lalji Naranji Memorial Building, Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Churchgate, Bombay.
|WIAA’s Recreation Club was started.|
Mr. V. C. Setalvad was made President of the Association. The Association’s Membership stood at 11,198
|1944||The Association celebrated its Silver Jubilee.|
Pre Partition Driving Licences from Pakistan province were regularized after representation from WIAA and were replaced free of Charge by fresh Bombay Driving Licenses.