Old cars on new roads

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In its bid to highlight the historical monuments, art, culture and traditions of the ancient city of Allahabad and raise funds for its various humanitarian projects, RC Allahabad, D 3120, conducted a Vintage Car Rally. Club Secretary Rtn Desh Deepak Arya said, “This is the third year we are displaying classic and vintage cars that are a piece of living history. People can chat with the owners and take pictures of the car.” Pointing out the difference between a Classic and a Vintage car as categorised by car enthusiasts, he added, “Cars from 1919 to late 1940s are vintage cars. Those up to the late 60s are classified as classic cars.”

The rally was flagged off at the Allahabad Museum and went through the city “just like old times, observing traffic rules,” said Arya. More than three dozen vintage and classic cars participated in three different rallies through the day, driving past places of historical importance. The rally highlighted the themes — Polythene Free India, Honour Traffic Rules, Love for our Rich Heritage and Elderly People, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Literacy Mission.

The museum authorities and the police department played a vital role in the execution of the rally.

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