The classic car show causes a sensation
Vintage car enthusiasts from across the country attended an exhibition titled âHeritage on Wheelsâ on Tuesday organized by Vintage and Classic Cars Club Pakistan (VCCCP) in conjunction with a private hotel in Islamabad.
The 1922 French-made Amilcar was the oldest car at the show, which included 35 vintage cars from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Other classics include the 1954 UK-built Austin Healey, the 1955 TR, and the 1955 US-made Ford Thunderbird.
Some participants drove from Karachi as part of the 11th VCCCP Karachi at Khyber Classic Car Rally 2021.
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While owning and maintaining classic cars is considered an expensive taste, hobby patrons see the investment as rewarding.
Speaking on the occasion, VCCCP Chairman Mohsin Ikram said the purpose of the event was to present beautiful vehicles from an earlier era to the public and promote a soft image of Pakistan.
He appreciated the owners of vintage cars for their passion for maintaining these vehicles as cultural artifacts and celebrated that this year’s show included a mother who has come all the way from Karachi with her family.
Visitors admired the colorful and unique assembly of cars as they wandered from model to model, taking photos with their favorites.
Aziz Bolani, the organizer of the exhibition, said that vintage cars are of great importance along with historic sites and buildings.
He added that unlike conventional cars, vintage cars rarely change hands as their owners are often emotionally attached to them, and the memories associated with these cars are a wonderful trip down memory lane.
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Posted in The Express Tribune, November 17e, 2021.