Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vintage car rally enthralls Guwahatians

GUWAHATI, Feb 6 – The vintage cars and motorbikes owned by the classic car enthusiasts of the Northeastern region gave a rare treat to the people of the city this morning as a caravan of these vehicles moved in various parts of Guwahati carrying the proud owners.
The 1st Assam Vintage Car Pageant, as the event has been named, was organised by the Assam Tourism Development Forum (ATDF) and the Antique Wheels of the Northeast, a forum of the vintage car owners.
The car rally was flagged-off from Nehru Stadium by the State DGP Sankar Baruah.
Sharing about his passion for the vintage vehicles, Ashoke Lyngdoh of Shillong said that the vehicles have become the members of his family and taking care of these vehicles is a part of his daily routine. Lyngdoh, presently have five vintage vehicles of which, four participated in today’s car rally. His 75-year old Morris 8 remained a cynosure of the rally, which was also the car to start the event.
“It gives me a certain kind of thrill when I repair these cars, give them a new life and bring them on the roads,” he said.
Raja Das, another car enthusiast, who has three such cars appealed to the other vintage car owners to realise the value of these classics and preserve them for the younger generations.
“If someone is finding any difficulty in keeping these cars with them, they can contact the Antique Wheels. We can either provide the needed support or purchase the vehicles for the sake of preservation,” he mentioned.
Car lovers of the city, particularly the children turned out in large numbers to see these cars in Nehru Stadium. Around 36 vintage and classic vehicles participated in the rally.
“I have read much about the classic car and bike models and was very eager to see them. More interesting is the history associated with each of the vehicles like the jeeps used in 2nd world war or the vehicles owned by some of the renowned personalities of India and Assam,” Anubhab Jyoti, a 15-year old said.
Popular as people’s car, VW Beetle (1200 CC) of 1956 created at the behest of Adolph Hitler had a unique charm of its own as the highest selling car of all time. “These models were also developed as amphibians for the war purpose,” Jadav Daloi, the owner said.
Dodge Kingsway of 1957 rode by the Singhapurush RG Baruah, Plymouth Savoy of 1957, Studebaker Champion of 1955, Ford Model A of 1928 owned by R Barua were also among the cars participating in the rally.
A Mercedes 240, previously owned by the legendary Maharani Gayatri Devi, bearing a registration number of Rajasthan and recently purchased by a classic car enthusiast Manohar Choudhuri also attracted a lot of attention during the event. A mini carnival was organised at the stadium complex on the occasion.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Collection Of Vintage Cars

Nowadays Cars have become very important Communication Means to the Humanity. There are around 600 million (60 Cr Cars) are around the world. in early 19th century the automobile has been invented, by the time onwards man using and getting habituate to the Cars.

No Men forget the Past.... As like no Men forgot the Old Cars. Now all old vintage cars have been collected by men and sold out through some channels

Recently an Vintage Car exhibition Has been taken place. the Gallerys are in the Following Link :

Vintage Cars Gallery

Watch It and enjoy it

Lord Raglan's 1930s vintage cars in Paris auction

Lord Raglan, who was an avid car enthusiast, speaking in 1996 about his Bugatti. He died last year.
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Two 1930s vintage cars that belonged to the late Lord Raglan are expected to sell for up to £1.4m at an auction on the Champs Elysee in Paris later.
Fitzroy John Somerset was well known in Monmouthshire, and renowned for his love of vintage racing cars, including his own Bugatti Type 51.
It is expected to sell for up to £800,000 while his vintage Cabriolet could fetch £600,000.
Lord Raglan, the fifth Baron Raglan, was patron of the Bugatti Owners Club.
The cars are being sold by Bonhams auction house.
Before his death in January 2010 aged 82 the former Welsh Guard was well known for allowing charities to use his home and gardens near Usk for events.
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It's not the sort of car you drive down to the local supermarket in”
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Bonhams said he was "remembered with tremendous affection within the vintage motoring world."
He raced the Bugatti Type 51, which he spent two years painstakingly restoring after buying it in 1979, around the world.
The car was built in France in 1933, the first in a batch of five type 51 Bugattis.
Ian Patton, general manager of Bugatti Owner's Club, said Lord Raglan was passionate about the marque, and he was still competing in them until two years ago.
Mr Patton told Radio Wales that the two cars Lord Raglan owned were very different.
"The type 51 which is a beautiful two seater racing car from 1930 - 1933 to be exact - it's the epitome I suppose of the height of Bugatti's design for grand prix cars of that era. They're incredibly light, very, very powerful, the road holding on them is just superb and great fun.
'Go overseas'
"It's not the sort of car you drive down to the local supermarket in," he added.
"They were designed for one purpose and that was to win races."
He said the other car, the Cabriolet, going under the auctioneer's hammer on Saturday was "a sort of grand touring car".
"It's the sort of car that you'd take your daughter to her wedding in or something like that. It is absolutely beautiful," he said.
"And it is very sad to see them for sale because I suspect they may well go overseas and it'll be a little bit of English history lost."

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