Vintage cars make a pit stop


Vintage cars in different shapes and makes, reminiscent of the bygone era, assembled near India Gate to make a pit stop, where a prize distribution ceremony was organised to felicitate them.

The atmosphere was filled with unparalleled joy and enthusiasm with people from all walks of life and all age groups coming together near the area. The owners of the cars, along with their families, were seen decked up for the occasion with costumes that complemented the event’s mood.

The vintage and the classic automobiles were rolled out in chronological order with the oldest vehicles being flagged off first followed by their younger fellow travellers. On their way to Noida and back, these vintage beauties won many hearts with their aura and majestic gait. All of the models exhibited a classic grandeur and rekindled memories.

While the participants were waiting for the prize distribution ceremony, a bevvy of automobile beauties blended with foot-tapping music mesmerised the admirers of the vintage cars who turned up in good numbers to enjoy the festive atmosphere at the stadium on a bright sunny day. Many took the selfies with them to cherish the memories all their lives.

The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally is the oldest and most prestigious car rally in India, featuring some of the most stunning automobiles ever manufactured.

Among the cars, the vintage vehicle that was seen garnering a lot of attention was the 1914 John Morris fire engine model, which originally belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad, and is now owned by the Rail Museum, as in the past, and was the centre of attraction at the event while leading the rally.

Aside from that, many beautiful cars restored to their pristine glory that represent a legacy, history, an entire generation and their class, were unleashed on the Delhi-NCR roads. Onlookers were awestruck by their sheer craftsmanship and legacy.

After the lively event, the cars arrived at their final sojourn to be showcased in an aesthetically arranged lineup at the National Stadium. During the entire rally, there was a deep sense of nostalgia for these vintage automobiles among the participants and other motor heads.

The enthusiastic participants are competing for 56 trophies that are further classified into four categories, the vintage section has cars manufactured as far back as December 31, 1939, while the Classic section has beauties from 1940–56.

The post-war section will see cars above 1500 cc and manufactured between 1945 and 1962, while another section, others, and 50 Plus, will showcase cars manufactured between 1940 and 1962.