Vintage beauties on a roll

Vintage beauties on a roll

classic One of the cars at the event.

More than 20 vintage beauties participated in the rally. Members of all age groups could be seen there with an undying passion for their cars. “Our love for Fiat made us form a platform to share our experiences and problems. We took the initiative to help Fiat lovers and owners and we earned 85 members within a year,” says Karthik M B, one of the founders of the club.

“We guide the members with whatever information they need. It may be regarding the spare parts, on the maintenance and to clear any doubts they might have,” he said.
Colonel Gopinath, owner of one of the oldest Fiat cars in the City, says, “I have developed a close bond with Fiat since my childhood. I drive this car occasionally. Since it hardly causes any trouble, I call it my lucky car. The happy thing is it needs little maintenance,” he says.

Inspired by the activities of Fiat 1100 Club here, the Fiat Classic Car Club was formed in Hyderabad a few months back. V V S Ram Kiran, the president who had come all the way from Hyderabad, said, “We have spectacular and well- maintained Fiat cars in Hyderabad through which we are promoting the culture. Our main aim is to restore the heritage of the City and hence we have tied up with Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department. We visit historical places on the second Sunday of every month,” he informed.

The new members introduced themselves and disclosed their passion for the vintage beauty. Vikram Kumar, who has four cars and 20 bikes, had come with his Fiat 1100 along with family. Eight-seven-year-old Damodaran is the oldest member of the club who grabbed the attention of one and all with his ‘Fiat’ cufflink. He explained his saga with the car and said he was happy to spent valuable time with the young members. After a small interaction, the members left for the New Airport Road.

The Club was started in 2009 by four like-minded people — Karthik Makam, Sujith Thomas, Karthik M B and Arun Srinivasan.

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