IN PICTURES: Car-Nival 2017 delights automobile enthusiasts with vintage beauties
KARACHI: The attraction of vintage automobiles has at all times drawn Karachiites out from the consolation of their properties, even when it’s a Sunday and this weekend was no completely different.
Tons of of automobile aficionados turned up on the metropolis’s famed Frere Corridor for the two-day Karachi Car-Nival 2017 — organised by Motorheads Pakistan and Bullseye Communications — to see their favorite Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Cadillac, Porsche and different four-wheel beauties.
Requested if the occasion has modified from its earlier iteration eight months in the past, Ahsan Mohsin Ikram — the chief govt at Motorheads Pakistan and a part of the Vintage and Basic Automobiles Membership of Pakistan (VCCCP) — informed Geo.television that it’s completely different within the sense that “this time, we’re internet hosting the present for 2 days, in order that we will make the most of the entire weekend”.
“Automotive enthusiasts who come to take a look at the outdated automobiles additionally love the brand new ones,” Ikram mentioned.
“Our aim is to carry to folks a fun-filled, family-friendly occasion that can make them comfortable.
In a press launch issued earlier, Ikram had mentioned, “Motorbikes from main producers, together with Harley Davidsons, Suzuki Hayabusas, BMWs, Motorguzzi, Ducatti and Triumphs, amongst others, will enthral [the visitors].”
“The guests will get to see jaw-dropping automobiles similar to Ferraris, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Jaguars and Rolls Royces to call a number of.”
We additionally requested Ikram to inform us in regards to the autos placed on show, as, on the primary day, we solely noticed luxurious automobiles.
The organizers haven’t included “all automobiles”, he defined, including that autos, that are particular within the sense that “solely two to a few folks personal one all through Pakistan”, are being exhibited.
“Now we have centered on high quality over amount” this time, he famous, saying that the occasion — which has been held biannually for the previous 15 years — needs to enhance its expertise over time because it grows in reputation.
There have been 60-65 automobiles on the primary day, Ikram mentioned. Nevertheless, the quantity was smaller than he had anticipated.
“Solely the person house owners of basic automobiles have been invited,” he said, stressing that no firms have been referred to as because it was an exhibition and never a business occasion.
“The VCCCP has additionally introduced a French sports activities automotive from 1942,” he informed us, ensuring that we might examine them out throughout our go to.
“The 1944 Rolls-Royce that Quaid-e-Azam rode alongside Lord Mountbatten can be right here.”
—Photographs by the creator