The drive witnessed 50 historic cars like Mercedes, Jaguars, M.G’s, Austin, Triumphs etc., and 30 historic motorcycles like Triumph, BSA’s, Royal Enfield’s, Jawa’s, Yezdi’s etc., on the roads of Bengaluru. The vehicles assembled at ITC Windsor, Sankey Road, Bengaluru at 9.00 am over breakfast and drove through the thoroughfares of the city to reach ITC Gardenia and concluded over lunch at 12.30 pm. The Raintree School and Classic Chase are the companies associated with the drive as sponsors to make this event a grand success.
The Drive was flagged off by Chief Guest Dr. M A Saleem I.P.S, Special Commissioner & ADGP, Traffic, Bengaluru City.
This is the 12th Edition of this event in Bengaluru in association with ITC Hotel Windsor and ITC Hotel Gardenia. It was a sight to behold especially for car and bike enthusiasts as these historic vehicles drove through the roads of Namma Bengaluru. The drive went through the key landmarks of the city including, Vidhana Soudha, Indian Express Building, Cubbon Road, Ulsoor Lake, MG Road, UB City and reached ITC Gardenia by the afternoon.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Zubin Songadwala, Area Manager, ITC Hotels South and General Manager, ITC Grand Chola said, “This event has a legacy of its own in the city of Bengaluru and we are delighted to bring it back after 8 years. These historic vehicles have stood tall against the test of time and sustained through decades. ITC Windsor completed 40 years and reflects perfectly on the ideology of everything classic while ITC Gardenia is all about urban Bangalore with stylish interiors and is a picturesque depiction of the garden city”
Sharing his delight about the drive, Dr. Ravi Prakash, President, Federation of Historic Vehicles of India said, “Historic Vehicles depicts Evolution of Automobiles and today it is getting difficult to see them due to the very high maintenance, traffic and motor vehicle regulations. I am very happy and grateful to Team ITC to revive this Annual event, so that not only Bangaloreans can see but also country and world at large can see them through Media and Social media coverage.”