Car lovers and people with an appreciation for vintage car exhibitions had an opportunity to experience classic cars of various esteemed companies in an event held at the Chicalim ground on the occasion of Goa Liberation day.
Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho applauded the passion of the retro car owners in keeping these cars in mint condition.
Ninad Kamat, one of the organisers of this event said that The Goa Vintage & Classic Vehicles Club (GVCVC) was happy to be associated with the Directorate of Transport in organising this Liberation Day Drive 2022 to celebrate Goa’s liberation. This is the second year that GVCVC has been invited to arrange a display and drive of the vintage vehicles.
On Monday, over 50 different classic YoungTimer and Indian heritage cars participated with members who have come from Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Belgaum, apart from various places in Goa.
As one could see, the participating owners have taken great care of their vehicles and kept motoring history alive. In the latter part of the event, these cars were driven for 21 km on the Chicalim to Baina flyover and proceeded to Bogmalo for the concluding event.
Meanwhile, Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho said that the reason behind organising this vintage car display event is that people should know that old is gold and learn about the history of the cars.
He further said that people get to see the cars of yesteryears and the passion of the owners of these cars who have kept them in mint condition and functional. Godinho also stated that we need to blend the experience of the old with the enthusiasm of the new ones to create history. In Mormugao, there are wonderful things, and I want to showcase them to the people, he added.