Monday, February 12, 2007

The Statesman

The Statesman: "NEW DELHI, Feb. 11: It was an envious day for the Capital’s car regime. As the Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally 2007 made its way from Barakhamba Road to Gurgaon, the eyes of onlookers forgot to blink and people dropped their jaws in the pleasant surprise of witnessing India’s oldest classic cars.
The sight of royal oldies like Buick, Austin, Ford, Lagonda, Chevrolet, Rover, Morris, Rolls Royce, Dodge, etc made people spell bound. After catching the glimpse of our rich history, they were lost in the splendid heritage of India.
For some people it might be a hobby, for others passion but for Kanwarjit Singh and Ravi Kapur it was not less than a challenge to restore a 40-year-old car which had been lying at the road side for past four decades. In early 2004, they joined hands to restructure the 1939 model, Hillman Minx. They had to convince its 95-year-old owner to part with it on the promise that after they reinstate it, he would be the first person to ride in it. “Rebuilding the body of the car was the toughest part. It took six months of continuous efforts to finally bring the car to its best original look,” said Mr Kanwarjit Singh Chadha. Another such personality obsessed by the adventure of driving classic cars is Mr Diljeet Titus. He was one of the biggest participants of the event and had made his 13 cars ran in the rally."

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