Vintage vehicles add classic flair to Panaji Carnival | Goa News

Panaji: The proud owners of well-maintained vintage, classic and Indian cars took to the streets in their vehicles during the vintage vehicle rally held as part of the four-day Panaji Carnival festivities.
Organized by the Goa Vintage and Classic Automobile Club, the convoy featured a fleet of over 50 cars and two-wheelers and over 20 Harley Davidson riders. It was reported on Sunday from Plaza Samba in Jardin Garcia de Orta.
Mapusa-based Ryan Braganza, who took two of his Morris Minors to the rally, said meeting fellow car enthusiasts was the highlight of the event for him.
“There is always a tremendous response from other classic car enthusiasts, but this time there was also a strong interest from young people who wanted to know more about this kind of automobile. among young people is important to maintain enthusiasm for vintage vehicles,” he said.
Among the four-wheelers that participated were a green Hindustan Motors Contessa, a Premiere Padmini, a green Chevrolet truck, a bright yellow Volkswagen, a red Dodge Motors vehicle and a Mercedes car.
Pradeep Naik, who organized the first-ever vintage car rally in 2004, said Sunday’s rally brought “excitement to the carnival celebrations in Panaji and kept spirits up”.

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