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A show of vintage chic

A four-day exhibition of vintage cars and motorbikes will raise money for the CM’s Relief Fund.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: April 19, 2013 12:45:32 am

TO me,a car is not just about mobility but also about a certain style and more importantly,the memories associated with it,” says Pheroze F Mehta as he fondly looks at his 1947 Chrysler Windsor. Mehta admits to being emotionally attached to his “honeymoon car”. However,he agreed to show his car as part of the vintage car and motorcycle exhibition to raise funds for a good cause.

Mehta is among the city’s several vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts who have displayed their beauties at Mahalaxmi Race Course as part of a four-day show. Being organised by the Vintage & Classic Car Club of India (VCCCI) along with the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) and Western India Automobile Association (WIAA),this exhibition will be on from April 18 to 21 and entry fees will go to the Chief Minister’s Drought Relief Fund. A total of 84 cars and 21 motorcycles are a part of the exhibition. Some of the ones to watch out for are the 1933 Studebaker Commander Convertible and the 1934 Packard Super 8,both owned by Viveck Goenka,chairman and managing director,The Indian Express. Also worth a dekko are Invicta Black Prince dating back to 1947 and a 1933 Austin Harley. There is also an impressive collection of vintage motorcycles on display. “The oldest motorcycle here is a 1911 Triumph H”,says Anil Bhingarde,who is one of the motorbike owners and also a WIAA official.

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