Vintage vehicles attract car enthusiasts

Published November 17, 2021
visitors look at vintage vehicles displayed at the ‘Heritage on Wheels’ show in Islamabad on Tuesday. — Photo by Tanveer Shahzad
visitors look at vintage vehicles displayed at the ‘Heritage on Wheels’ show in Islamabad on Tuesday. — Photo by Tanveer Shahzad

ISLAMABAD: Several vintage cars were displayed at a car show titled ‘Heritage on Wheels’ on Tuesday.

The show was organised by the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan (VCCCP) in collaboration with Serena Hotels. As many as 35 vintage cars owned by car enthusiasts from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad were displayed at the show.

The 1922 French-manufactured Amilcar was the oldest car in the show. Others included the 1954 Austin Healey built in the United Kingdom, 1955 TR, and 1955 Ford Thunderbird built in the United States. Some of the cars were driven all the way from Karachi as part of the 11th VCCCP Karachi to Khyber Classic Car Rally 2021, and will leave for Peshawar tomorrow for the last leg of the rally.

Chairman of the car club Mohsin Ikram said the club was formed around 30 years ago to cater to car enthusiasts from all over Pakistan and promote the hobby under the motto of safeguarding ‘heritage on wheels’.

He said the purpose of the event was to showcase these beautiful vehicles to the public and promote a soft image of Pakistan. He appreciated car owners for their passion in maintaining these vehicles as cultural artefacts, and celebrated the fact that this year’s show included a mother who drove all the way from Karachi with her family.

Published in Dawn, November 17th, 2021

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