In Islamabad, a vintage and classic Automobile Event VCCCP is a major Success
November 18, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Car enthusiasts flocked to the Vintage & Classic Car Show on Tuesday, which showcased 35 vintage and classic vehicles, some of which were pretty ancient and even pre-date Pakistan.
The Vintage and Classic Cars Club of Pakistan (VCCCP) organized the ‘Heritage on Wheels’ in partnership with the Islamabad Serena Hotel.
Visitors could be seen snapping photographs with them and stroking them in astonishment as these antique beauties defied description.
The oldest car in the exhibition was a 1922 Amilcar constructed in France; others were a 1954 Austin Healey, 1955 TR, 1955 Ford Thunderbird created in the United States, a blue Rolls Royce (1972 Model), a dark green Mazda 818 (1971), scarlet Mustang Ford (1965), Baby Mercedes 190 SL, and MG TD Kit Car (1952).
Rehan had driven his Mazda 818, a green beast from 1971, all the way from Karachi to Islamabad. My family is accompanying me on this journey, and it has been a wonderful experience, said Rehan. He said, “My wife and kids are also travelling with me.”
When questioned if owning and maintaining a historic automobile was a costly pastime, Yousuf Rao, owner of the MG TD Kit Car, said he was in the gold and jewelry industry and owned a number of other antique cars, including a Volkswagen, Beatle, and Moped Bike.
The Vintage and Classic Cars Club of Pakistan, according to Mohsin Ikram, was founded roughly 30 years ago to bring together automobile lovers from all across Pakistan and promote the sport under the theme of “history on wheels.”
We’ve been presenting our automobiles at various vintage car exhibits around the country, he added, noting that they recently displayed their classic cars at the Fort of Bala Hisaar.
Some of our automobiles, he explained, have a long history: one (Packard 1929) belonged to the Maharaja of Patiala, another (Lincoln Continental 1947) to King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, and so on.
The event was part of Serena Hotels’ Cultural Diplomacy, according to CEO Aziz Boolani.
They took part in the 11th VCCCP Karachi to Khyber Classic Car Rally 2021, and will depart for Peshawar on Wednesday for the rally’s last stage.