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Monday, February 9, 2009

City's Vintage Craze

Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta flagged-off the 43rd Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally 2009 on Sunday, February 8th at the majestic building of Statesman House in New Delhi.Record 140 entries have been received for this year,s rally which is truly India,s biggest and most popular vintage rallies. These rare beauties will travel between Delhi and Greater Noida before returning to Modern School Barakhamba Road for prize distribution.
This Statesman Vintage Rally is seen as the Mecca of all vintage rallies in the Indian sub-continent and this year the legendary event has grown even bigger with the maximum number of vintage, classic and post war car entries ever.

The clean and fantastically restored Ambassador Mk-I: The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom.
Another superbly restored Chevy, a 1959 Belair: “They're dressing like in the 50's when they come out to the shows, and many of them have vintage cars.”
1947 built Buick: Today's corporate race cars go real fast and real straight, and they're awe-inspiring, but they're kind of predictable. Vintage drag racing is grass roots, it's not what I'd call professional, and it's very unpredictable.
A 1932 Ford: I put a new engine in my car, but forgot to take the old one out. Now my car goes 500 miles per hour. The harmonica sounds amazing.
Admiral Suresh Mehta stans next to 1942 model Lincoln: He looked entirely too comfortable. That's what all that fishing and working on old cars will do for you.
A 1922 Graham Paige: You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.
1935 Buik: There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.
A 1935 Rolls Royce: If your wife wants to learn to drive, don't stand in her way.
Visitor look at 1938 model: A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light
A 1927 Chevrolet: Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.

41 comments:

Rohit Sharma February 9, 2009 at 1:32 AM  

good to see old beauties, good catches

Dr.Nishi Chauhan February 9, 2009 at 1:33 AM  

wow!! stunning vintage collection of delhites

Er. Nidhi Mishra February 9, 2009 at 1:35 AM  

i have nevr seen a vintage car rally & i missed this too

Good catches

Dr. Pragya bajaj February 9, 2009 at 1:38 AM  

stunning beauties liked 1927 Chevrolet:

Dr. Aradhna February 9, 2009 at 1:43 AM  

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
:-)

Amrita Kumari February 9, 2009 at 1:46 AM  

Rolls Royce looks beautiful

Amrita Kumari February 9, 2009 at 1:46 AM  

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers

Anonymous,  February 9, 2009 at 1:47 AM  

Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payment

Ruchika Mittal February 9, 2009 at 1:48 AM  

Have you ever noticed, when you're driving, that anyone driving slower than you is an "idiot", and anyone driving faster than you is a "maniac"?

Anonymous,  February 9, 2009 at 1:48 AM  

In 15 years, more electricity will be sold for electric vehicles than for light

Shweta Saxena February 9, 2009 at 1:54 AM  

thats beautiful vintage collection of delhites

Shweta Saxena February 9, 2009 at 1:55 AM  

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers

Dr.Rita Raman February 9, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

Chevy, a 1959 Belair looks good...nice post

Anonymous,  February 9, 2009 at 1:57 AM  

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing.

Ritika Pandey February 9, 2009 at 2:01 AM  

beautiful vintage cars...liked it

Ritika Pandey February 9, 2009 at 2:01 AM  

Never have more children than you have car windows

Shilpi Verma February 9, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.

Shilpi Verma February 9, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

1935 Buik looks stunning beauty

Prachi Pandey February 9, 2009 at 2:05 AM  

You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car. ~ Harvey Diamond.

Austeen Sufi February 9, 2009 at 2:06 AM  

wooo loved all the old beauties
Old Is Gold

Alec February 9, 2009 at 2:07 AM  

1922 Graham Paige looks good
Nice post

Patty February 9, 2009 at 3:26 AM  

Some very nice looking, restored autos.

Dr. Gunjan Gehlot February 9, 2009 at 5:42 AM  

loved the vintage collection n lovers of it......
Good Post n fantastic blog

humanobserver February 9, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

Lovely snaps. Sorry to say that I missed the event :(

magiceye February 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

love those oldies!
thanks for posting those lovely photos!

Puja February 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

some gr8 captures of old beauties

Ritu February 9, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

surely old is gold....lovely captures of beauties of the roads

Anonymous,  February 9, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

lovely captures, good post & fantastic blog
Excellent Team work.

Vinisha February 9, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

L-O-V-E this post!

Absolutely amazing

Dr. Palki Vajpayee February 10, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

beautiful cars...thanks 4 sharing this pics

Jyoti Dixit February 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

lovely post, beautiful beuties

Anonymous,  February 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

liked the vintage collection of delhites

David O. Brink February 13, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

good vintage collections of the Delhi citizens

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