Rear view: an exhibition of vintage cars is remembered
The Eastern India Motoring Group (EIMG) held a vintage car and two-wheeler roadshow in Calcutta on Sunday, showcasing the city’s automotive heritage.
The gathering, Goodbye 2021 Breakfast Meet, was reported to Town Hall at 9 a.m. and ended with breakfast at the Eco Park Golf Course Café after a brief stop at Red Road. The cars were also on display for an hour.
About sixty old cars and two-wheelers took part in the roadshow.
EIMG Founding Chairman Shrivardhan Kanoria said: “Today we witnessed one of the biggest appearances in the classic and classic car road show. EIMG is famous for hosting successful events like this in one year. “
EIMG, formed in 2020 by Kanoria (a vintage car collector and restorer), is a group of like-minded heritage vehicle owners from eastern India, primarily Kolkata. The Calcutta Fiat Users Group (FUCC) is also part of the EIMG.
With the formation of EIMG, keeping old automobiles as a hobby was supported in Calcutta through shows and events organized by the group.
The group has provided a platform for its members to keep their vehicles in good condition while participating in its shows.
It has created a platform for its 150 or so members to interact with each other through a WhatsApp group, creating a community of like-minded people.
Since its inception, EIMG has organized six major events, stimulating the movement of vintage vehicles in Kolkata.
Kanoria said: “It is my responsibility to this fellowship that inspires me to work for it. I am extremely happy to do my part to save this national heritage. “
His gleaming 1931 Chevrolet Big 6 was also part of the fleet.