Cars had been always a subject of temptation. Be it a 'mercedes' or a 'ferrari' that has just vroomed by your side, come what may, it has to get a second look. But are we just talking about cars of this class? Your perspective, for sure, would have changed if you were one of the spectators of annual rally of vintage cars that falgged off from Trident Hotel, Mumbai, this Sunday.
Showcasing the best of the bygone era, Vintage and Classic Car Club of India (V.C.C.C.I.) on Sunday hosted the annual rally with more than 100 rare vintage cars participating in the show, some of which dated way back to 1900. V.C.C.C.I. 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. So true, isn't it? Memory is what people will people live with in some years time.
The rally, which brought together thousands of car enthusiasts from far and wide of the country, had the timeless beauties ranging from Bentley, Austin, Ford, Chevrolet, Morris, Renault and Mercedes to Lamborghini, Range Rover, Porsche, Ferrari and Audi. "India has a lot of 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 at the rally.
Some one must have rightly said 'Passion defies all definition'. You actually can't explain what passion really means to you, can you? All you know is, you are passionate. The same was with the case of these people. Among all the car enthusiasts who had gathered at the rally, one thing that was common was anything but 'passion'. Atop with actors like
Jackie Shroff present at the show, it was just an encouragement for the car enthusiasts. And for others, it was a trip down the lane of memories. If it was the look that had appealed to some, there were others who boasted of some thing else.
"The interiors are made of pure ivory. Its 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.