28th February 2016 has now became the most memorable day for the Delhiites as they got the chance to experience the old yet sexy beauties live at the 50th edition of 'The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally'. Car enthusiasts from all over the country actively participated and attended the event that witnessed nearly 100 vintage vehicles.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, gave green signal to the rally from the Statesman House in Connaught Place (Delhi) that has now become the hub for this annual event since past many years. The mob gathered to celebrate another successful and glorious year of this 50th Vintage rally were left enthralled and spellbound when one after the other vintage yet classic vehicles start their glorified journey.
In fact, our braveheart army men too couldn't resist the charm of participating is such an event and got themselves behind the wheel in their Willys, the 20th century vehicle by an American automobile company.
Among the old delicacies participated in The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally was the 1919 Citroen, owned by Vir Srivastav and was the oldest one in the brigade, made many head turn with its aesthetic yet old looks. This car won the award for being the oldest one among those participated in the rally.
The other vintage vehicles that caught the eyeballs of many car aficionados include Cadillacs, Jaguars, 1938 Buick Limousine, 1918 Black Austin, Chevrolet Impalas, Volkswagen Beetle, Dodges, Rolls Royces, etc.
One of the proud owners of these vintage beauties, Mr. Shahamat Hussain, who brought with him a collection of Willys Jeep told that he liked buying vintage cars in junk conditions and mould them in his own way to give the vehicle a unique and eye-catching appearance.
Apart from the 1919 Citroen, the 1920 Willy Overland, the 1939 Bentley, a 1926 Austin, the 1930 Stutz, a 1938 Buick, a 1937 Rolls Royce, a 1929 Morris, a 1939 Singer, a 1939 Hillman, a 1939 Riley, a 1934 Lagonda and a 1942 Packard were the names that made their way to the top winners list. The organizers praised those cars too that didn't win any title.
The event ended at the National Stadium with an alluring performance by the Border Security Force band.
Next year the same event will take place but for many of these vintage cars this was the last event they attended because of the NGT ban, especially in the country's capital, according to which all the cars carrying 15 years or above age are not allowed on the roads of Delhi.
However, these iconic machines will forever live in the hearts of those who got the chance to appreciate their beauty with their nude eyes.