Till a few years ago, NCR would witness a couple of heritage car rallies every winter. While one still awaits those rallies this season, a recent event in Gurgaon saw some vintage cars lined up, and among those marvelling at them were members of royal families and diplomats. Gaj Singh of the Jodhpur royal family was the chief guest for the evening. The event was the preview of an inaugural auction to be hosted by an auction house founded by a group of automobile collectors, connoisseurs and automotive historians. The auction is scheduled for December, and nine out of the 20 selected vintage cars were on display at the preview event.
Gul Panag was one of the guests admiring the beauty of the vintage cars, and she told us that out of the nine cars that were displayed there, her favourite was a pink 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. “I have been an automobile enthusiast ever since I can remember, but I must confess that the world of heritage motoring is new for me. I am looking forward to learning more about it because you can’t really appreciate the present without understanding its history. While I do love my cars and bikes, I think I would understand them a lot better if I knew the history they come from and their heritage,” she told the gathering. She was happy to meet Gaj Singh after almost two decades. “We had met when she had won the title of Miss India (in 1999),” said Gaj Singh.
The recent event in Gurgaon saw some vintage cars lined up, and among those marvelling at them were members of royal families and diplomats.
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The event also had an exhibition of paintings by filmmaker and fashion designer Muzaffar Ali. “I have been brought up playing in cars, so as an artist, I always looked at the beauty of these machines and started sketching them. From my childhood, cars have been something more than what meets the eye. A car is something that a pencil can flow around, it is like an artist’s dreams. I am so happy that I had an opportunity to bring alive stories from my childhood through these paintings,” said Ali.
(L-R) Ranjeeta Kant, Amitabh Kant, Gaj Singh, Muzaffar Ali
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