The Chennai Heritage Auto Show 2022 showcased dozens of vintage cars and bikes.
What’s it about? Organised by the Madras Heritage Motoring Club, the show had 80 vintage and classic cars and 25 bikes. The crowd gathered at AVM Rajeswari Kalyana Mandapam Car Park, where chief guest DGP C Sylendra Babu inaugurated the event. Car enthusiasts, old and young, gathered to see and showcase vehicles dating back several decades.
- Among the showcases were several Mercedes models like the 280 s from 1981 and the Benz 180 from 1954. There was also a green Volkswagen van that was used by NGOs and hospitals.
- Among the bikes present were a 1946 Triumph 350 cc, a 1983 Honda 350 cc, and a 1956 Lambretta LD.
Who said what? Participant Srinivasan Rangiah said he has been participating in this show for many years and in other cities. He said he drives the car to the venue and doesn’t use trucks. Enthusiast Mohan Rebello became interested because of his father’s passion. He said becoming a member of his group doesn’t require owning a car. Another member, Rajesh Somasundara, brought his 1934 Rolls Royce and a 1948 Jaguar.
(Image credits: Madras Heritage Motoring Club’s Facebook Post)