Chennai to host a parade of vintage beauties this Sunday

Chennai to host a parade of vintage beauties this Sunday
Rajit Pratap with some of his cars.


Vintage beauties from across the country will be driving up for the Chennai Vintage and Classic Car Show at Royal Techno Park on Sunday, August 27.

Organised by the Historical Cars Association of India, a Vintage & Classic Car Federation, the event has attracted vintage car owners from different parts of India. The clubs participating in the event include HMCI from Delhi, VCCCI from Mumbai, EMCI from Kolkata and KVCCCI from Bangalore.

The Historical Cars Association of India (HCAI) along with the Greater Chennai traffic police will use the occasion to bring awareness about Road Safety as well at the show.  The Rotary Club of Madras is also associating with this event to promote skilling for the underprivileged.

The cars that would be displayed are rare Classics & Vintage, some marque models of Rolls Royce,Bentleys, and Jaguars. These vibrant yesteryear beauties include cars from Royal Families (Bentley ofBaroda Maharani Shanta Devi), Pre & Post-war European and American cars (Austin, Mercedes, Jeep), Cars of Hollywood stars (Bentley), American muscle cars (Ford Mustang) andprominent Indian classics (Ambassador, Fiat’s).

Mr Ranjit Pratap, President, HCAI said, “Vintage car fraternity of India was planning such a show for a long-time which somehow got delayed due to the pandemic.  Despite many hurdles and notwithstanding the rains and floods in western and northern zones we have managed a sizeable participation from these two regions with almost 20 plus cars. We also have prominent companies, including MRF, TAFE, ITC, Rayala Group of Companies, Ocean Interiors, VGN, etc. Hospitality Partnerswill be Hotel Turyaa on OMR, ITC Chola, and Radisson as sponsors”

On 28th August 2023, HCAI is organizing a Vintage Car Rally from Chennai to Pondicherry. The rallyis sponsored by GRT Group in association with the Radisson Hotel. On the 28th August 2023, therewill be a display of Vintage & Classic beauties at the Radisson Hotel in Pondicherry.

Top Vintage & Classic car collectors from all over India including Mr. Nitin Dossa, Mr. Vivek Goenka, Mr. Madan Mohan, Mr. Diljeet Titus, and Mr. Poonawalla are expected to participate in this event. From the South, prominent Car Clubs from Bangalore, Palghat, Coimbatore, and Kochi will also be participating.  The Event will culminate with a visit to the famous AVM Car Museum at Vadapalani.

Southonomix Bureau

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