I love the aesthetics of old cars and their timelessness. So, what’s not to love about vintage car rallies. I went just to ogle. The cars were beautiful. People even dressed up in vintage clothes that fit the car’s original era.
Amidst the chaos of current day life, the classic cars remind us to slow down, appreciate Bengaluru’s glorious past by recreating the look and feel of an old Anglo-Indian Raj dominated Bangalore suburb and do our bit to keep the city beautiful.
Like fine wine, some things only get better with age, and this certainly holds true for automobiles.
The Whitefield Vintage Car Rally, was organized by the 112-year-old Whitefield Club on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
It was a drowsy Sunday noon and the traffic seemed like it was the year 1960.
The rally was flagged off from the Whitefield police station and it went around Whitefield with display stops at Palm Meadows Club and Marriott Hotel, before the 3.5-km drive culminated at The Whitefield Club at lunch time. My husband and I followed the cars to the Whitefield Club where we joined others for drinks and a leisurely lunch while dancing and listening to a jazz quartet.
Over 28 cars were a part of the rally and people were awestruck by their beauty. Some of the beauties that took part were the 1951 Chevy Belair, the 1957 Mercedes 219, 1956 E-Type Jaguar, 1940 Lincoln and the two-seater Sunbeam Alpine. Other crowd-pullers were the Chevy Fleetmaster and a Humber Armoured car.
The flower child in me though couldn’t stop staring at the Volkswagen Type 2 Hippie Van.
All in all we had a complete — and amazingly enjoyable — experience. Next year, do mark your calendars. It’s one Sunday you won’t regret spending around cars.