Vintage car – NEMGT http://nemgt.org/ Fri, 06 May 2022 12:21:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nemgt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Vintage car – NEMGT http://nemgt.org/ 32 32 Vintage car rally on maps for Matabeleland North https://nemgt.org/vintage-car-rally-on-maps-for-matabeleland-north/ Thu, 05 May 2022 01:11:30 +0000 https://nemgt.org/vintage-car-rally-on-maps-for-matabeleland-north/ The Chronicle Leonard Ncube at Victoria Falls A VINTAGE car rally is planned in Matabeleland North with a fleet set to leave Bulawayo today for a four-day ‘fun on wheels’ ending in Victoria Falls. Yesterday, the organizers were still finalizing the list of participants. The concept was developed by the Zimbabwe Safari Rally at the […]]]>

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Leonard Ncube at Victoria Falls
A VINTAGE car rally is planned in Matabeleland North with a fleet set to leave Bulawayo today for a four-day ‘fun on wheels’ ending in Victoria Falls.

Yesterday, the organizers were still finalizing the list of participants.

The concept was developed by the Zimbabwe Safari Rally at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic when regular safaris were suspended and it seeks to create a unique and proudly Zimbabwean adventure and event that combines classic cars and travel with a love bush and wildlife. .

Organizers said far from being a race, the idea is to have fun using the not-so-fashionable vintage cars through the bush, with the ultimate aim of supporting the tourism and conservation industries.

The route begins in Bulawayo and passes through the rural communities of Matabeleland North in Hwange National Park to Hwange Safari Lodge and back into the National Park en route to Victoria Falls.

It’s a combination of ride, fun and sightseeing, with interactions with various tourism and conservation stakeholders along the way.

Vehicles must meet certain requirements, specifications and ages to participate in the rally.

“We are limited to a small number of participants as we can only accommodate a few in Hwange National Park.

Some of the vintage cars to be used for the car rally in Matabeleland North

“It’s not a race and it’s a non-competitive event. The idea was a culmination of rally styles such as the East African safari rally in Kenya, the Mongolian-style rally in Mongolia and Top Gear-style humor,” organizers said in a statement.

The event is in its second year and organizers say it is growing.

“Thanks to the continued support of a growing audience and a large community of avid safari enthusiasts, car enthusiasts and captains of industry, we have managed to help boost many small businesses in Zimbabwe by partnering to them to welcome and serve the participants, and we feel it’s a ‘win-win’ for all.

“In addition to this and with conservation at the heart of everything we do, we have endeavored to support Friends of Hwange and help raise awareness of their work in Hwange National Park,” organizers said.

The initiative has received overwhelming support from a variety of partners as it showcases Bulawayo, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls, in line with the country’s drive to promote domestic tourism through sustainable approaches. multi-faceted, including sport, among the initiatives. — @ncubeleon

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The Ipswich to Felixstowe vintage car race returns on May 1, 2022 https://nemgt.org/the-ipswich-to-felixstowe-vintage-car-race-returns-on-may-1-2022/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:25:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/the-ipswich-to-felixstowe-vintage-car-race-returns-on-may-1-2022/ Published: 15:25 29 April 2022 One of Suffolk’s biggest attractions returns this weekend – to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Up to 600 vehicles are expected to take part in the classic car race and rally from Ipswich to Felixstowe, which is back after a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic. It takes place on […]]]>

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One of Suffolk’s biggest attractions returns this weekend – to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Up to 600 vehicles are expected to take part in the classic car race and rally from Ipswich to Felixstowe, which is back after a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic.

It takes place on Sunday, May 1, and organizers have a full entry of vintage and veteran cars, motorcycles, and commercial and military vehicles.


Up to 600 vehicles will congregate at Christchurch Park for the seaside race
– Credit: GREGG BROWN

The 2020 rally was supposed to be the event’s 50th anniversary race, but now Sunday has that honor and huge crowds are expected to enjoy the event.

Drivers and their vehicles will begin to assemble at Christchurch Park in Ipswich from around 9.30am, where they will be available for people to view, before departing for Felixstowe at 11am. They will then line up on prom and Undercliff Road West for the afternoon.

The resort is expecting around 20,000 visitors to enjoy the spectacle and provide an early season boost to waterfront traders.


Hundreds of vehicles gathered on Felixstowe Prom for the 47th Ipswich to Felixstowe Vehicle Run on S

Memories will be stirred by the sight of so many cars of yesteryear
– Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

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In Egypt, a vintage car collector tries to preserve a slice of the country’s four-wheeled history https://nemgt.org/in-egypt-a-vintage-car-collector-tries-to-preserve-a-slice-of-the-countrys-four-wheeled-history/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 11:42:40 +0000 https://nemgt.org/in-egypt-a-vintage-car-collector-tries-to-preserve-a-slice-of-the-countrys-four-wheeled-history/ By Amr Nabil The past frequently collides with the present in Cairo, with traffic rumbling past ancient sites. Cars in the city can take a beating – between high temperatures, insidious desert dust and crowded streets. Classic models aren’t uncommon, but they often languish in dusty back alleys or garages. One man, however, decided to […]]]>

By Amr Nabil

The past frequently collides with the present in Cairo, with traffic rumbling past ancient sites. Cars in the city can take a beating – between high temperatures, insidious desert dust and crowded streets.

Classic models aren’t uncommon, but they often languish in dusty back alleys or garages. One man, however, decided to try to preserve a slice of Egypt’s four-wheeled history.

Egyptian collector Mohamed Wahdan drives a 1948 Chrysler in the town of Obour, near Cairo, Egypt, on March 1, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Car collector Mohamed Wahdan says he has amassed over 250 old, vintage and classic cars. He discovered most of them inside the country.

A fleet of this size would rank him among the top classic car collectors in the world. Experts generally classify vehicles as vintage, antique, or classic based on their year of production.

Egyptian collector Mohamed Wahdan reflects on the rear view mirror of a 1924 Ford T during a public exhibition in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Wahdan, 52, runs a tourism business that takes visitors to famous sites in Egypt. But he is devoted to his hobby. He has several different garages to keep them all together and employs a full-time crew of mechanics for maintenance.

Egyptian collector Mohamed Wahdan talks to people about his 1924 Ford T during a public exhibition in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

He says one of the challenges is getting car license plates. Government employees often do not know how to classify them.

Wahdan’s oldest, a 1924 Ford Model T that belonged to Egypt’s last monarch, King Farouk, is a museum piece, with a velvet rope to mark its parking space in his garage.

Mechanics select cars for restoration at a lot in El Saff, just outside Cairo, Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Egyptian collector Mohamed Wahdan sits in the 1924 Ford T during a public exhibition in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

The country’s layered history makes it a treasure trove for antiquities. Egypt, a former British protectorate, was a destination for Europeans in the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Italian, Greek and Jewish communities once flourished in Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Its historic markets, or souks, sell many reminders of bygone eras, both replicas and authentic.

A mechanic wipes a 1924 Ford T in Obour, near Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Mechanics check a German-made Opel Olympia, model 1952, in the town of El Saff, just outside Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Abd Allah Ragab works on a 1966 Mercedes at a private collector’s in the town of El Saff in Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt. Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

A mechanic replaces an edge on a 1976 Mercedes in a private collection lot in the town of El Saff in Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt. Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Mechanics work on a 1976 Mercedes at a private car collectors park in the town of El Saff in Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt. Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Mechanics work on a 1976 Mercedes at a private car collectors park in the town of El Saff in Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt. Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

Wahdan collected many. Rotary telephones, gramophones, old newspapers and stamps also fascinate him.

Recently his cars have also made a name for themselves, with one appearing in a television series set in the 1930s. more and more Egyptians flock to the classic car shows where his vehicles are displayed.

Workers clean a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle at a private collection garage in Obour, near Cairo, Egypt, on March 1, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

One of his most expensive items is his first purchase, a 1970s Mercedes. Like his other cars, he doesn’t drive it often. But he says he would never sell any part of his collection.

“Anyone who is passionate about these cars can’t live without them,” he said.

Car enthusiasts pose for a photo during a vintage car show in Cairo, Egypt, March 19, 2022. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

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Euphoria Star and Vintage Car Fan Sydney Sweeney Reveals the Key to a Successful Road Trip https://nemgt.org/euphoria-star-and-vintage-car-fan-sydney-sweeney-reveals-the-key-to-a-successful-road-trip/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 17:58:40 +0000 https://nemgt.org/euphoria-star-and-vintage-car-fan-sydney-sweeney-reveals-the-key-to-a-successful-road-trip/ Sydney Sweeney developed a love of cars from an early age. circa 2022 Adam Lerner It’s no secret that Sydney Sweeney is quickly becoming a fashion icon. But what you might not know about the ‘Euphoria’ star is that she loves cars. In fact, the 24-year-old worked on restoring a 1969 Ford SUV and has […]]]>

It’s no secret that Sydney Sweeney is quickly becoming a fashion icon. But what you might not know about the ‘Euphoria’ star is that she loves cars. In fact, the 24-year-old worked on restoring a 1969 Ford SUV and has been chronicling the project on her TikTok account @syds_garage, sharing videos of everything from rear axle rebuilds to metal brushing from rust. And recently, “The White Lotus” actress unveiled the final result at eBay’s New York Auto Parts Show at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan.

“Since buying my Ford Bronco last February, I’ve done everything from rebuilding the transmission to brushing the cables for rust,” Sweeney said at the event. “It’s really important to me to preserve the integrity of the original Ford build, so when I need a rare part – like a unique transmission adapter that’s almost impossible to find – eBay Motors is always my first stop.”

She even added a bit more about the experience with an Instagram post.

“Over the past year I have learned and worked on rebuilding (my pride and joy) the 1969 Ford Bronco,” she captioned a series of photos working on the car. “There were a bunch of bruises, stained hands, a broken finger, bolts that wouldn’t move and trouble finding parts. But I’m so proud of how it all turned out! I know that it’s a long legend, which i don’t usually do, but i just want to say to any young girl who is into cars, prove her wrong you can do whatever you decide to do .”

As part of the reveal, I got to chat with Sweeney about that love and how it started with family trips when I was a kid. Plus, the star shares her top tips for surviving a long road trip.

Why do you like vintage cars?

“I love how vintage cars are a labor of love. They have a story, feel unique and special to each individual, and need care.”

What was the best part of the rebuilding process?

“I think the best part of the rebuild was the connection with the car. There were times when I felt like she was mad at me and times when she was happy. Part of you get in the car and will always be there.Since buying my 1969 Ford Bronco last February, I’ve done everything from rebuilding the rear axle to brushing out the rust.It’s really important to me to preserve the integrity of the original Ford build – so when I need a rare part, like a unique transmission adapter that can be nearly impossible to find – eBay Motors is my first stop.”

Have you ever done a road trip?

“I used to go on road trips with my family all the time! We went all over the Pacific Northwest, and a lot of our trips were from Spokane to LA and back.”

What is the key to a successful road trip?

“The key to a successful road trip is making sure you have enough oil! And either having a good playlist to keep going or a few audiobooks to listen to.”

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A classic and vintage car show goes to Kersey Mill https://nemgt.org/a-classic-and-vintage-car-show-goes-to-kersey-mill/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/a-classic-and-vintage-car-show-goes-to-kersey-mill/ Published: 7:30 a.m. April 21, 2022 Vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts are set to descend on Kersey Mill this weekend with hundreds of vehicles set to be on display. Visitors to the free Drive It Day event will have the chance to view the vehicles, tour the historic watermill, as well as enjoy the gardens […]]]>

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7:30 a.m. April 21, 2022



Vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts are set to descend on Kersey Mill this weekend with hundreds of vehicles set to be on display.

Visitors to the free Drive It Day event will have the chance to view the vehicles, tour the historic watermill, as well as enjoy the gardens and grounds.

The exhibit also includes steam cars, sports cars, and action cars that have appeared in movies.


Classic and vintage car fair
– Credit: Alison de Lara-Bell

Alison de Lara-Bell, owner of Kersey Mill, said: “We host major automotive groups who show up in their cars, as well as prestige and classic cars. We had them arrive in car boxes, it’s very special. This year we are expecting a huge number of cars, from Minis to Morgans and more.

Ms de Lara-Bell added: “Last year’s event was a record year with over 300 cars on display.

“We also had over 1,500 visitors that year. The atmosphere is quite special, with groups racing and roaring one after another. Some car groups have up to 50 cars.”


Classic and vintage car fair

Classic and vintage car fair
– Credit: Alison de Lara-Bell

The event will take place on Sunday April 24 from 10 a.m. with free entry for all and without reservation.

Dogs are also welcome in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Kersey Mill.


Classic and vintage car fair

Classic and vintage car fair
– Credit: Alison de Lara-Bell

Miller’s Kitchen will be serving refreshments, bacon rolls, cakes and BBQ treats.

The national event called One Thousand Mile Trial has been held at various locations every year since 1900. The exhibition was used to prove the viability of the new invention such as a motor car.


Classic and vintage car fair

Classic and vintage car fair
– Credit: Alison de Lara-Bell

Thousand Mile Trial started in London and then followed the route to, among other places, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. For the past six years the people of Ipswich and surrounding areas have enjoyed the classic and vintage car show.

Kersey Mill held its first Drive It Day gathering in 2016 and quickly became a popular venue for vintage and classic car meetups.

The event also marks the start of the season for prestige and vintage motorists.


Kersey Factory Area

Kersey Factory Area
– Credit: Alison de Lara-Bell

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Sydney Sweeney rebuilds classic vintage car on viral TikTok page https://nemgt.org/sydney-sweeney-rebuilds-classic-vintage-car-on-viral-tiktok-page/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 16:29:36 +0000 https://nemgt.org/sydney-sweeney-rebuilds-classic-vintage-car-on-viral-tiktok-page/ No, but seriously, is there anything that Euphoria starlet Sydney Sweeney can’t do? We’ve seen her take over TV for the past few years, but it looks like she’s also got her sights set on becoming the queen of classic cars. Sweeney took us through her journey of restoring her cherry red 1969 Ford Bronco […]]]>

No, but seriously, is there anything that Euphoria starlet Sydney Sweeney can’t do? We’ve seen her take over TV for the past few years, but it looks like she’s also got her sights set on becoming the queen of classic cars.

Sweeney took us through her journey of restoring her cherry red 1969 Ford Bronco which she purchased in February 2021 on her TikTok account, @syds_garage. And sure enough, videos of her working under the car in overalls and pink gloves instantly went viral, with fans obsessed with her skills.

His dream car project, however, was neither quick nor easy. In an interview on The late show with James Corden, Sydney talked about all the work she put into the vehicle.

“I completely changed the transmission, changed the front and rear axles, went from drum brakes to disc brakes, changed its power steering,” she said of the restoration.

The most recent post on the account showed the actress in January taking the Bronco for a spin after completing all necessary restorations. Sydney captioned the clip, “She’s finally fit to drive! Send her for stuffing this weekend :)”

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After completely restoring the Ford, the actress took the car on a trip to eBay Motor’s New York Auto Parts Show to show off her hard work as part of the show’s restored car exhibit.

“Since buying my Ford Bronco last February, I’ve done everything from rebuilding the transmission to brushing the cables for rust,” Sweeney said in a press release for the auto show. . “It’s really important to me to preserve the integrity of the original Ford build, so when I need a rare part – like a unique transmission adapter that’s almost impossible to find – eBay Motors is always my first stop.”

Adam Lerner

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Sweeney revealed his love of the hobby and why it is so dear to him. She said, “Anyone can go out and buy a brand new car, but not everyone can have something rare that has history.”

And how did Syd get into the cars, you ask? Well, for the same reason, we’ve all found things to occupy our time during the height of COVID-19.

“In quarantine, my creative juices were overflowing. I was very bored and got addicted to auction sites for cars. I wanted a Bronco so badly. But I wanted to build one so that when I drove it and people were saying ‘cool car’, I could say ‘Yeah, thank you’ and I know I made it,” she told Cosmopolitan.

After her first restoration, Sydney isn’t quite ready to hang up her goggles. In a May 2021 post, Sweeney introduced us to his new project. “Here’s my new baby Britney 🥰💙 I’ll start working on her soon! #cartiktok,” she wrote in the caption.

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Let us know when the Mustang is done, Syd – we’re free for a test drive!

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A walk through the mind of China’s auto industry with a vintage car collector – Xinhua English.news.cn https://nemgt.org/a-walk-through-the-mind-of-chinas-auto-industry-with-a-vintage-car-collector-xinhua-english-news-cn/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:08:14 +0000 https://nemgt.org/a-walk-through-the-mind-of-chinas-auto-industry-with-a-vintage-car-collector-xinhua-english-news-cn/ Luo Wenyou, owner of the Beijing Classic Car Museum, poses for a photo with a vintage car at the museum in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2022. (Xinhua/Ren Chao) BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) — The Beijing Classic Car Museum, located in Huairou District of China’s capital, houses more than 100 Chinese and foreign antique […]]]>

Luo Wenyou, owner of the Beijing Classic Car Museum, poses for a photo with a vintage car at the museum in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2022. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) — The Beijing Classic Car Museum, located in Huairou District of China’s capital, houses more than 100 Chinese and foreign antique limousines treasured by museum owner Luo Wenyou.

“I have been fascinated by machines and automobiles since I was young. When I was a child, I used to run behind tractors to see how they plowed the field,” said Luo, 67, adding that he considered himself lucky. to have pursuing his interest as a lifelong endeavor.

Luo’s collection began with a Polish Warszawa sedan which he acquired in 1977. However, over the following decades Luo focused more on the first generation of Chinese automobiles.

Photo taken on April 11, 2022 shows a vintage car at the Beijing Classic Car Museum in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

In the mid-1980s, Luo bought his first car from Hongqi. Founded in 1958, Hongqi, which means “red flag”, is China’s iconic car brand and has been used as a vehicle for parades during national celebrations.

The Chinese considered the brand the pride of the nation due to its historical significance. There are more than 70 Hongqi vehicles in Luo’s museum, some of which were once used by Chinese rulers, according to Luo.

In 1998, the classic car collector took part in the Louis Vuitton Classic China Run, driving Hongqi three rows of seats from Dalian (northeast China) to Beijing as the only Chinese participant in the rally.

“During the rally, Chinese fans cheered for me, while many foreign drivers wanted to try Hongqi. I was really touched and decided to collect more Chinese vintage cars of this brand because it represents a national achievement. “, did he declare. .

Luo said he spent more than a decade planning and eventually established the classic car museum in 2008, adding that most vintage limos are over 30 years old with all original parts and are still usable.

Luo Wenyou, owner of the Beijing Classic Car Museum, cleans the windshield of a vintage car at the museum in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2022. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

Luo has organized many vintage car rallies together with other enthusiasts across the country in recent years, and in 2019 he established another museum in the city of Shiyan in the central province of Hubei. All of these endeavors stem from his passion for classic cars, especially Chinese-made automobiles.

“The automobile industry demonstrates a country’s strength in manufacturing, science and technology, and thus, the collections in my museum depict the development of China’s automobile industry from scratch and show the spirit of hard work and perseverance of Chinese workers,” Luo said.

Today, China’s automotive industry has accelerated its growth and achieved international fame, and Luo is proud of that.

“I will continue to share the stories behind the museum’s classic automobiles with as many people as possible, so that our international friends can have a better understanding of China’s automotive industry and the country’s progress over the decades,” Luo said. .

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A Walk Through the Mind of China’s Automotive Industry with a Vintage Car Collector https://nemgt.org/a-walk-through-the-mind-of-chinas-automotive-industry-with-a-vintage-car-collector/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 11:11:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/a-walk-through-the-mind-of-chinas-automotive-industry-with-a-vintage-car-collector/ 6 Pictures | View slideshow › Beijing Classic Car Museum imaginechina Beijing Classic Car Museum imaginechina Beijing Classic Car Museum imaginechina Beijing Classic Car Museum imaginechina Beijing Classic Car Museum imaginechina Beijing Classic […]]]>

The Beijing Classic Car Museum, located in the Huairou district of the Chinese capital, houses more than 100 Chinese and foreign vintage limousines treasured by museum owner Luo Wenyou.

“I have been fascinated by machines and automobiles since I was young. When I was a child, I used to run behind tractors to see how they plowed the field,” said Luo, 67, adding that he considered himself lucky. to have pursuing his interest as a lifelong endeavor.

Luo’s collection began with a Polish Warszawa sedan which he acquired in 1977. However, over the following decades Luo focused more on the first generation of Chinese automobiles.

In the mid-1980s, Luo bought his first car from Hongqi. Founded in 1958, Hongqi, which means “red flag”, is China’s iconic car brand and has been used as a vehicle for parades during national celebrations.

The Chinese have considered the brand the pride of the nation due to its historical significance. There are more than 70 Hongqi vehicles in Luo’s museum, some of which were once used by Chinese rulers, according to Luo.

In 1998, the classic car collector took part in the Louis Vuitton Classic China Run, driving Hongqi three rows of seats from Dalian (northeast China) to Beijing as the only Chinese participant in the rally.

“During the rally, Chinese fans cheered for me, while many foreign drivers wanted to try Hongqi. I was really touched and decided to collect more Chinese vintage cars of this brand because it represents a national achievement. “, did he declare. .

Luo said he spent more than a decade planning and eventually established the classic car museum in 2008, adding that most vintage limos are over 30 years old with all original parts and are still usable.

Luo has organized many vintage car rallies together with other enthusiasts across the country in recent years, and in 2019 he established another museum in the city of Shiyan in the central province of Hubei. All of these endeavors stem from his passion for classic cars, especially Chinese-made automobiles.

“The automobile industry demonstrates a country’s strength in manufacturing, science and technology, and thus, the collections in my museum depict the development of China’s automobile industry from scratch and show the spirit of hard work and perseverance of Chinese workers,” Luo said.

Today, China’s auto industry has accelerated its growth and achieved international fame, and Luo is proud of that.

“I will continue to share the stories behind the museum’s classic automobiles with as many people as possible, so that our international friends can have a better understanding of China’s automotive industry and the country’s progress over the decades,” Luo said. .

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Excitement builds ahead of Classic Car Weekend https://nemgt.org/excitement-builds-ahead-of-classic-car-weekend/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/excitement-builds-ahead-of-classic-car-weekend/ Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club have been busy planning their classic car extravaganza this coming Easter weekend. It’s the first big car enthusiast weekend of the year after a long absence, and car enthusiasts across the country are expected to make the trip to the sunny Southeast this Easter. The committee has been busy […]]]>

Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club have been busy planning their classic car extravaganza this coming Easter weekend.

It’s the first big car enthusiast weekend of the year after a long absence, and car enthusiasts across the country are expected to make the trip to the sunny Southeast this Easter.

The committee has been busy planning an unforgettable weekend. On Saturday, courtesy of the New Ross City Council, a special car show is planned next to the Emigrant Flame and the Come see some of the best classic and sports cars in the South East! says Ger Kielthy of the committee.

“We’ll be joined by BEAT FM, with face painting for the kids and wonderful almost food options – a busy day is sure to be had!” Alternative parking is available on Easter Saturday. Billy Foley’s Court and North Quay compound will be open as usual.

On Sunday, the committee laid out a special route highlighting some of the magnificent driving routes of the South East – incorporating stunning roads, with spectacular scenery.

People can start gathering at 10 a.m. to register and the road run leaves at 12 p.m.

Along some hidden gems and long forgotten roads with spectacular views of the Kilkenny countryside, before winding our way through Waterford and Tipperary.

The lunch stop will be at Meadows & Byrne at the Dove Hill Centre, Carrick on Suir, where the team will have dedicated participant parking with several coffee and lunch options available before returning to New Ross.

This year, Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club has selected ‘Rainbow Youth Club New Ross’ and ‘Unicef’ as charity partners for this event, and proceeds from the ride entry fee will be donated.

Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club would like to thank New Ross Town Council and event sponsors, and the people of New Ross and everyone who helped plan this event.

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Aaditya Thackeray Announces Vintage Car Fiesta 2022 in Mumbai https://nemgt.org/aaditya-thackeray-announces-vintage-car-fiesta-2022-in-mumbai/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/aaditya-thackeray-announces-vintage-car-fiesta-2022-in-mumbai/ Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment, announced the ‘Annual Vintage Car Fiesta 2022’ at the World Trade Center in Mumbai on Sunday. A total of 117 classic cars and 66 two-wheelers took part in the rally organized by the Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) and the Vintage & Classic Car Club of India […]]]>

Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment, announced the ‘Annual Vintage Car Fiesta 2022’ at the World Trade Center in Mumbai on Sunday.

A total of 117 classic cars and 66 two-wheelers took part in the rally organized by the Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) and the Vintage & Classic Car Club of India (VCCCI). The event was also supported by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.

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In line with the Minister’s announcement last year regarding the opening of a vintage car museum in Mumbai, Nitin Dossa, Chairman of WIAA/VCCCI, said: “It is high time for Mumbai to get its museum of old cars. Dossa said Mumbai can have a vintage car museum with 100 cars and 50 two-wheelers. “It will attract foreign tourists and our next generation will see what cars we have today, because every car is a different car,” he added. Among the collection of cars were seven Rolls Royces, five Cadillacs and three Continental Lincolns, including Pope John Paul’s Lincoln. The 1984 Audi-100 of Ravi Shastri, the 1935 Bentley sports coupe-derby of Jagdish Thackersey, the 1948 Lincoln Continental V-12, the 1964 Cadillac convertible of Viveck Goenka, WIAA/VCCCI president and president of the Indian Express group, have also participated in the rally. Jimmy Tata’s 1967 Dodge Charge was also present at the event.

Several vintage and classic cars made appearances at the event, including the 1927 Duesenberg Model A of Gautam Singhania, MD of Raymond Group, which was also the oldest car to finish the race. The show also featured a 1923 La France Type 12 American fire truck and Hormusji Cama’s 1936 Lanchester which also won the Conour Award for Elegance Vintage car.

From the World Trade Center, many classic cars passed through Mantralaya-Chowpatty-Peddar Road-Worli Sealink. A few others took a short tour and returned to the WTC to present their prized possessions.

Of the two-wheeler lineup, the oldest bike to complete the race was Jehangir Faroogh’s 1927 AJS. Others included Reban Solomon’s 1955 BSA, Jamshed Maraolia’s 1954 BSA B33, and Xereus Zend’s 1973 Norton Commando MK2.

Minoo N Fittar received the Lifetime Achievement Award. SS Dhabolkar, also dubbed the “grandfather of the vintage car movement in India”, was also present with his 1933 Austin 6.

In an interesting contrast, students from DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering also showcased their Formula-race style electric racing car at the motor show.

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