Vintage beauties on a roll

Last Updated 15 April 2013, 14:06 IST

It was quite a joy ride for fans of vintage cars at the rally recently held at The Whitefield Club (TWC).

Flagging off from Forum Value Mall, the cars made a pit stop at Hotel Marriot and finally reached the club, where the members waited in large numbers for the final leg.
Among the cars and bikes on display were a 1968 Triumph Spitfire Mk III, 1932 Plymouth seven-passenger Sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster, 1928 Aston Martin, 1989 Jaguar Sovereign and even a 1960 Vespa among others.

On the third edition of the rally, Koshy Varghese, president of TWC and managing director at VDB, notes, “The real Whitefield is being forgotten just like these vintage beauties. This rally is our way of giving Whitefield something interesting to look forward to and giving the members a reason to come together.”

The summer dresses, cheerful faces and old school feel of the club made for a lovely afternoon, both for the car owners as well as the admiring visitors.

“It’s been a great rally for me, in terms of organisation, meeting nice people and in general, a fun Sunday. With my car, it’s been an awesome journey because more than a car, it’s become a way of life,” says Pankaj Motreja, whose Volkswageon 1968 Beetle was on display.

Two of the club’s oldest members, Lionel and Christa Moss, were the chief guests
of the occasion.

“It was an excellent rally with beautiful cars and a wonderful get-together. It’s nice to know that there are still people who take interest in preserving all things vintage and the culture of the club going,” smiles Lionel.

Even the children weren’t left out and there were enough and more who attended the rally and had a great time.

“My favourite was the Plymouth because it looks the oldest. I’ve always liked cars from the beginning and vintage ones are just extra classy,” says 14-year-old
Anish, who went around inspecting each car from close quarters. Some found the rally to be a good place to network and get to know more about the cars.

“There wasn’t as much variety as other rallies I’ve attended. But it’s always refreshing to see vintage cars. It’s also a great way to get to know the owners and understand about the cars itself,” notes Sean Lawrence, a visitor.

(Published 15 April 2013, 14:06 IST)

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