Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism and Natural environment, Maharashtra, flagged off the ‘Annual Classic Vehicle Fiesta 2022’ at the Entire world Trade Centre in Mumbai on Sunday.
A complete of 117 vintage cars and trucks and 66 two-wheelers participated in the rally organised by the Western India Automobile Affiliation (WIAA) and the Classic & Traditional Vehicle Club of India (VCCCI). The function was also supported by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.
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In line with the minister’s previous year’s announcement on the opening of a classic motor vehicle museum in Mumbai, Nitin Dossa, chairman of WIAA/ VCCCI, stated, “It is significant time that Mumbai gets its vintage auto museum.” Dossa claimed that Mumbai can have a classic car or truck museum that includes 100 cars and trucks and 50 two-wheelers. “It will get foreign tourists and our following era will get a look at what automobiles we have right now as each car is a unique vehicle,” he included. Among the the assortment of cars and trucks had been 7 Rolls Royce, 5 Cadillacs and a few Lincoln continentals, like Pope John Paul’s Lincoln. Ravi Shastri’s 1984 Audi-100, Jagdish Thackersey’s 1935 Bentley sports fall head coupe-derby, 1948 Lincoln Continental V-12, 1964 Cadillac convertible of Viveck Goenka, President WIAA/VCCCI and Chairman of The Indian Express Team, also participated in the rally. Jimmy Tata’s 1967 Dodge Charge was also current at the event.
Various vintage and classic automobiles produced appearances at the occasion, like the 1927 Duesenberg Model A of Gautam Singhania, MD of Raymond Group, which also was the oldest automobile completing the run. The demonstrate also highlighted a 1923 American La France Style 12 Fire Truck and Hormusji Cama’s 1936 Lanchester that was also awarded the Conour d’ Magnificence Vintage auto award.
Commencing at the Entire world Trade Centre, quite a few classic vehicles proceeded via Mantralaya-Chowpatty-Peddar Street- Worli Sealink. A handful of others did a modest lap and returned to WTC to showcase their most prized belongings.
Amongst the two-wheeler lineup, the oldest bicycle to entire the run was Jehangir Faroogh’s 1927 AJS. Others included the 1955 BSA of Reban Solomon, 1954 BSA B33 of Jamshed Maraolia and the 1973 Norton Commando MK2 owned by Xereus Zend.
Minoo N Fittar was awarded the life time accomplishment award. S S Dhabolkar, also dubbed as the “Grandfather of the vintage car or truck motion in India”, was also existing with his 1933 Austin 6.
In an interesting distinction, the college students of DJ Sanghvi Faculty of Engineering also showcased their Formula-race design and style electrical race vehicle at the car clearly show.