A day out for vintage beauties

Blast from the past

A day out for vintage beauties

It was a visual feast at the Bangalore Club on Sunday. The club wore a look of royalty with 85 vintage beauties flamboyantly displayed as part of the fourth edition of ‘Vintage and Exotic Car Display 2015’. It was truely a moment of amazement for the members who came to the club to look at these artistic machines standing in restored glory.

Meticulously and passionately maintained by the members of Bangalore Club, the vintage car display had some of the rarest exhibits including the 1886 Mercedes Benz Patent Motor Wagon, which is the world’s first automobile ever built.

The exclusive beauties among these kingly cars were the 1928 Lanchester originally owned by Motilal Nehru, the beastly Daimler de custom that once belonged to Mysore Maharaja and classic cars like the 1946 Chevrolet fleet master and Standard Coventry of 1924.

 The 1947 model of black Cadillac Fleet Wood stole all the attention with the beastly beauty shining bright at the show. While 1960 models of Fiat Millicento and Morris Minor displayed their modesty, the 1967 Mini Cooper wore a chic look and delighted the car lovers.

Santhosh, son of CV Jairam who owns a 1930 ‘DeSoto’ said, “We have been owning this car for the past 15 years now. This car was used by the former Nizam of Hyderabad. We had to strip the car open and redo it. But it is a matter of pride to own these cars even though it is an expensive hobby.”

 The show also hosted some giant bikes that included the BMW GS 1200, Indian motorcycle and Famous James motorcycle. From the elderly to the kids, everyone was engrossed in admiring these cars and clicking pictures beside them. The youngsters clicked selfies and posed with these royal machines.
Seven-year-old Aghasthya, bowled over by the look of ‘Jaguar’ said, “This show is wonderful. The emblems of the car are so fascinating. This is my second vintage car show and I love it. I am excited to see so many good cars.” The event had a live orchestra that played popular reggae tracks setting a perfect mood. 

Shailendra Gupta, the chairman of the organising committee said, “This show adds great value to the future generation. One can get a true feel of the cars that graced the old Bengaluru roads. They are pieces of art that are maintained with love and passion. The owners face a lot of challenges while sourcing the spare parts. But these grand old ladies showcase the work of art.”  

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