December 6, 2023

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Heritage on wheels: Vintage and classic vehicles on show in Kolkata

Heritage on wheels: Vintage and classic vehicles on show in Kolkata

AN ARRAY of antique, vintage vehicles, some of which have been through meticulous restoration in the previous few several years, were being on show on the Lake Club lawn in Kolkata on Sunday as element of a grand car exhibit, ‘EIMG Concours D’Elegance.’

The Lake Club, Kolkata, has been hosting the vintage vehicle exhibit, in collaboration with the Jap India Motoring Group (EIMG), for their respective members and friends, for the earlier four several years, a statement claimed. The occasion witnesses a array of unique heritage vehicles, as nicely as a considerable footfall of each associates and guests, it added.

A total of 5 cars and trucks belonging to the Curator and Main Decide of the EIMG Concours, the Founding President of EIMG, Shrivardhan Kanoria, had been exhibited which provided 3 Rolls Royces and the oldest auto in Kolkata, the 1906 Renault Freres. In a very first, there were being 9 Rolls Royces exhibited and competing. The 1906 Renault Freres was the “star attraction” of the clearly show, the assertion stated.

The EIMG is a team of heritage automobile homeowners, started by Shrivardhan Kanoria, an eminent vintage automobile collector/restorer. Kanoria, the group president, has inducted Subhajit Kumar, a veteran substantial speed rallyist, as its secretary.

“As the president of EIMG, I have some accountability in the direction of the vintage and common car or truck fraternity of japanese India. In the initially two yrs of EIMG and Lake Club collaboration, we just did demonstrate. From last calendar year, we have inculcated an element of level of competition and we connect with it EIMG Concours. The top quality of cars and trucks and the variety of restoration [work] they are performing is just mainly because of this component of opposition. It has turned out to be a path-breaking occasion in Kolkata. All the autos on demonstrate are on variety. If we hold it open up to all, we will have to double the number of cars but we pick the cream out of Kolkata,” said Kanoria.

This year, 90 automobiles took aspect and were being honoured with crystal mementos and 37 prestigious trophies in many classes.

“Amongst the 37 trophies, the a few major trophies of the day were gained by 3 Rolls Royce. Overall third prize went to 1925 Rolls-Royce (Ashok Bubna) and the overall second prize went to 1937 Rolls Royce (SK Karnani HUF). The Momen Sahab Memorial ‘Best of Show’ prize was provided to a further 1937 Rolls-Royce (Azam Monem),” explained Kanoria.

“This exhibit has the very best assortment of classic and common vehicles,” stated Vijay Dhote, a Salt Lake resident who visited with his family members.

Vehicle enthusiast Subarna Bose, 75, stated, “This is the first time I am visiting this sort of a demonstrate and I am so happy to see so quite a few common cars.”

A daylong celebration, ‘Concours D’Elegance’ involved the assembly of vehicles, judging, show for viewers, memento distribution, prize distribution, the assertion claimed. This 12 months, the occasion presented a system for level of competition, amongst the participants. This included the ingredient of opposition wherein cars and trucks are judged on the foundation of authenticity, restoration, servicing, historic importance and rarity. The mementos and trophies have been sponsored by Julia Patnaik (Bhubaneswar), a major vintage and classic auto collector.

“Special thanks to the Lake Club government committee users of the for the breathtaking venue, cocktail brunch, hoardings and amazing hospitality,” reported Kanoria.