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Vintage beauties come alive on Lucknow roads

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Vintage beauties came alive on roads as the city organised its much-awaited rally on Sunday.

Around 50 and motorcycles with big headlamps, glistening wheels with a and rubber horns, murmured sound through city arteries after being flagged off from Hazratganj by

Among all the vehicles including Roadster, 6, Chevrolet Phaeton, Morris, Jaguar, Humber, Singer Bantam, Fiat, Custom, the Cherry Red 1911 Merryweather, which was pressed into service in 1911 in England and is now part of the fire department fleet, caught everybody's attention as it hit the road.

Rohit Pant, who participated with his A, told ANI: "The car was manufactured in 1928, it runs on petrol and has 24 horsepower. It was especially used by the officials." Talking about its maintenance, Pant said: "I have restored it on my own."

Another participant, said: "I am using 1935 Fiat, which was bought by my father in 1950. I have been participating in the rally since 1975."

M A Khan, a senior participant, said: "Back then also small used to run. People used to take them for hunting as these have huge wheels. It used to run easily in farms. If it used to get stuck, then two or three people used to easily get them out. These were basically hunting car."

Talking about the restoration of the car, added: "I bought it in 1987 from a Nawab. Back then it was in terrible condition but I arranged spare parts from (Kolkata) and got it restored. We run it every Sunday; however, these cannot run in summers because engine heats up quickly."

Kumar Shantanu, who participated with 1928 Ford A, said: "We take care of it ourselves, which is quite difficult. However, we have a who comes from He repairs parts and if required makes the parts as well. My father bought it and we wait for this unique day whole year."

The festival, which started on November 25, will end on December 5.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:55 IST