The team were preparing for none another than getting set to host 3rd of the Vintage Car and Bike festival. Having tasted grand success in the past two editions’, this year’s edition aimed higher.The idea this year was to gather a larger number of cars from the past – the more the merrier they say to gather at the festival.
The day began as usual with the lining up of the cars and bikes at the festival venue – Inox Courtyard. Several cars and bikes right from the 18th Century were on display with many hailing from different parts of the country.
Also part of the event was a rally that was part of the festival. The rally involved driving across some scenic places around the city. The Route followed involved driving down to Miramar beach and take a U-turn at the circle and move towards Adil Shah Palace to make another U-turn before returning back to Inox Courtyard.
Several people from different walks of life enthralled the event ranging from youngsters, automobile fans and enthusiasts, photographers, families and even the oldies from a generation of the past paid a visit to the festival and were delighted by the sight of the vintages on display.
Some of the standout cars and bikes from the festival included a Mustang that drove down from the neighbouring state, a bright yellow 1936 Cord vintage car, a 1955 Lambretta LD150 and even the prime possession of Goa that is the 1959 Cadillac owned by Governors from the yesteryears and yet still in service. However the biggest star of the show was a vehicle known as the Carriera regular that used to transport passengers between Panjim to Agasiam ferry and back drove in to the festival.
Later in the day there was a cultural evening organised which involved entertainment, a fashion show and live band that kept the crowds in the mood to enjoy the show.
The festival was an initiative of the Department of Tourism and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and was organised by Advertising Associates. It was curated by Ashvek Vintage World and supported by Vintage and Classic Car Federation of India (VCCFI).