Sunday was a day when Gurgaon drooled over the curves of 50 exotic beauties. Most of them were about 50 to 70 years old, demanding high maintenance, and had been buffed and polished to a fine sheen for the occasion.
The Heritage Motoring Club of India, along with 21 Gun Salute, had organised a vintage car and bike rally, which culminated in Sector 29 for the city’s viewing pleasure.
Over 50 vintage cars and 20 classic motorcycles participated in the rally – that was flagged off from Panchsheel Park. There were classic models such as a pristine Aston-Martin, a silver 1958 Jaguar Mark-II with a behemoth of an 3,800cc engine, along with a 747cc ‘Baby’ Austin 7, a 1927 Chevrolet Tourer, and a 1966 Buick Skylark Convertible.
Madan Mohan, the organiser of the vintage car rally, displayed a 1927 Chevy Tourer and a 1929 Dodge Phaeton at the rally. He said, “Vintage cars are always a passion for me. I saw a 1930 Packard when I was a kid, and I was hooked. Today, I have a fleet of more than 1,000 cars.”
Umesh Dua, who was clicking pictures of the vintage cars, with his wife, said, “I didn’t know that a vintage car rally was going on in the city. When we were passing by and saw these beauties, I just had to stop. They’re so beautiful.”