Pink City, Jaipur played host to the 15th Vintage Car Show, featuring over 100 different cars of vintage variety.
The Rajputana Automotive Sports Club of Jaipur organized the show on Saturday.
"We started this club in 1996 and started the car rally. At that time we had around 14 cars participating in the vintage car rally. Today, we are happy to see that people are so encouraged that 104 cars have come Jaipur alone, and around 15-20 cars had been driven all the way from Delhi to participate in our rally. And the cars which came from Delhi includes HMCD (Heritage Motoring Club of Delhi) and said that the car show has been well organised and nowhere else in India it is hosted in a way it is hosted in Jaipur. Our heritage and legacy is preserved with this show," said Sudhir, Vice President of the Rajputana Cars Club.
The visitors and car lovers were spellbound by the beauty of the rare cars, which are other wise hardly seen on the roads.
Owners and participants admitted that the non-availability of spare parts in the modern car market makes it difficult to preserve these rare beauties.
They also added that modern Japanese engines can not compete with these rough and tough ancient engines.
"The theme of the show which they took and the way the engines are made, the colours are evergreen. The Japanese technology that is used today cannot compete with the engines of vintage cars. But the machines that were made for such cars are evergreen. 'You just need to love them.' The pleasure that you get when the cars is great. Apart from these events, when you drive the cars on road, it is appreciated by the masses. The people who have knowledge of vintage cars that you are riding such a beautiful vintage vehicle," said Deshdeepak Singh, a participant.
The car exhibition was followed by a car rally on Sunday, which was flagged off by the chief guest from Jai Mahal.
With a history of imperial palaces and families, this classic car show is one of the many events initiated to conserve the magnificent royal culture of India's heritage state, Rajasthan.
It is the charm and demand for vintage cars among the people, which has kept alive the legacy of preserving the ancient beauties. (ANI)