A trip back in time

By on May 07, 2019
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Goa Tourism recently held the third edition of the Goa Vintage Car & Bike festival at the Inox Courtyard, Panaji. The festival was aimed at celebrating the passion for collecting and preserving vintage cars and bikes.

Many fine examples of cars and bikes right from the 18th century were on display at the Inox Courtyard. Participating vehicles drove in from different parts of Goa and neighbouring states, with as many as 45 cars and 70 bikes on display at the venue. A 1959 Cadillac limousine restored by the Raj Bhavan, Goa, was a favourite. 

The 2019 Goa Vintage Car & Bike Festival, organised in collaboration with the Vintage & Classic Car Federation of India (VCCFI), was flagged off from Inox Courtyard, by chief electoral officer Kunal who was the chief guest, and secretary of Tourism J Ashok Kumar, with North Goa collector R Maneka, director of Tourism Sanjiv Gadkar, chairman of Indian Express Group & Collector of Vintage cars Viveck Goenka & his wife Zita, consultant for Autocar magazine Perseus Bandrawalla and event curator & MD of Ashvek Vintage World Pradip Naik. 

The vintage cars and bikes rallied through Campal, around the Miramar beach circle and back into Panaji along the picturesque Mandovi river promenade, took a U-turn at the statue of Abbe Faria (Old Secretariat) and returned to Inox Courtyard for display. The event was organised by event management agency Advertising Associates, curated by Ashvek Vintage World and supported by the Vintage and Classic Car Federation of India (VCCFI) with the country’s leading automobile magazine Autocar as the media partner and VIVA GOA as the lifestyle magazine partner.

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