A statesman’s vintage car display mesmerizes Delhi residents
Great vintage beauties from automotive history were brought to life when they took part in “The Statesman and VCCI Vintage Car Display” held at The Statesman House in the heart of the nation’s capital today.
The display, which featured a bevy of automotive beauties, was opened by none other than the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, who was accompanied by his wife.
The Air Chief was welcomed by RP Gupta, Chairman of The Statesman Group and Ravindra Kumar, Editor-in-Chief of The Statesman. Speaking to this reporter, the ACM called “The Statesman and VCCI Vintage Car Display” incredible. “Hats off to everyone who took part in ‘The Statesman and VCCI Vintage Car Display,'” he said.
The inauguration was followed by a musical event. A group of performers with different abilities from the Golden Shine Trust captivated the audience. They were then congratulated with a keepsake.
A multitude of automotive beauties mixed with lively music mesmerized all vintage car admirers who turned out in large numbers to enjoy the festive atmosphere of The Statesman House on a beautiful sunny day. Due to Covid restrictions – ‘The Statesman and VCCI Vintage Car Display’ was held in place of ‘The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally’ which is one of the oldest ongoing vintage car rallies in India. The Statesman has been organizing the vintage car rally since 1964 in Delhi.
The exhibition, which was attended by several diplomats and personalities from different walks of life, was held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A total of 52 cars were exhibited at the event. Of these, 25 were vintages while the other 27 fell into the Classic, Post-War and 50 Plus categories. The proud owners of the vehicles were also present for the occasion.
A spokesperson for the event said all attendees received keepsakes to cherish the memories of today’s event. The most important cars that were on display today included the 1927 Marmon Model L, the 1927 Hispano Suiza Model H6B, the 1914 John Morris Model Belsize and others.
Major state-owned companies like POWERGRID, National Small Industries Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited, UCO Bank and companies like AVRO Furniture and JK Tire showed great interest in the auto show and supported the event .