Mumbai hosts grand rally of vintage cars

April 5th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Apr 5 (ANI): Showcasing the best of the bygone era, Vintage and Classic Car Club of India (VCCCI) on Sunday hosted the annual rally of vintage cars.

The rally provided a glimpse of the best vintage collections that left the audience spellbound.

The rally, which witnessed a parade of the finest luxury and sports cars, was flagged off from the Trident Hotel.

More than 100 rare vintage cars participated in the event, some of which dated back to 1900.

VCCCI member Nitin Dossa said that he main objective of the rally was to tell the future generation about the old heritage of automobiles.

“The next generation children should know what we had because this is the only time when the cars come out and people watch,” Dossa added.

Among the cars on view were the timeless beauties ranging from Bentley, Austin, Ford, Chevrolet, Morris, Renault and Mercedes to Lamborghini, Range Rover, Porsche, Ferrari and Audi.

This rally of prized automobiles in the country was a spectacular sight for thousands of car enthusiasts.

“In India, there are so many vintage cars. This is the time when we can come with our family and see all the 1930s old models, Mercedes and other different types of car at one time,’ opined Sheena, a spectator.

For many vintage car owners, it was a great event, taking them down memory lane.

“The interiors are made of pure ivory. It’s a convertible and there is no partition in the windows. So the whole thing falls and it’s very low on maintenance,” said Akshay Singhania, an industrialist and owner-participant of a vintage car.

Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff was among the spectators and his presence encouraged the participants. (ANI)

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